Sabina Shikhlinskaya


Virtual exhibition

Site: The Exhibition Center Irtex (ИРТЕКС)

My project consists of the creation of 3D model of an art gallery in virtual space with the ability to demonstrate art projects in it. Visitors are able to access the virtual gallery through barcode.

The unrealized building of the North Caucasian branch of the National Center for Contemporary Art was supposed to appear in the old Central Park of Vladikavkaz, in a beautiful place near the pond. In the same place where for more than a century were located and operated: the "Eastern Pavilion", the restaurant "Nar", the exhibition center "Irtex", as well as the space for the Symposium "Alanica". The sad story of the complete disappearance in reality of all these structures and initiatives gave me an impetus to use an alternative virtual world.

Everything flows, everything changes.
And no one was twice in the same river.
For in a moment the river was not the same, and he himself is not the same.


In a number of mythologies, the idea of running river flows is a metaphor for divine energy, spiritual food, creative power that fuels the entire universe. With its course, with its dynamics of floods, the river determines the periods of time that are decisive for human existence, symbolizing the world flow of phenomena, the course of life, the irreversible flow of time and, as a result, loss or oblivion. It is a symbol of constant change: "You cannot step into the same river twice."

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