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On January, 25 - February 7, 2017 the 10th international media art festival will be held in St. Petersburg.
CYFEST is one of the largest international media art festivals, which promotes the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions. It develops professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world and exposes wide audiences to the works in the field of robotics, video art, sound art and net art.
The 10th anniversary CYFEST has collected more than 100 authors from 20 countries, presenting its projects in New York (USA), Bogotá (Colombia), Mexico City (Mexico), Krasnoyarsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg (Russia).
The artists present works of various genres: installation, interactive media projects, kinetic objects, videos, performances, and more. Famous Belgian media artist Koen Theys has dedicated his work to the Dutch guild portraits of the XVII century. American artist Susan Kleinberg has made a film in which a statue of the goddess Ishtar is presented in the form of a fantastic planet. Alexandra Dementieva in her large-scale creation develops the theme of interactivity. Her stained-glass-installation "The Unbearable Lightness" plays with the modern man’s imagination of miracle.
The installation called "Rehearsal" by well-recognized classic artist Irina Nakhova is inspired by Edouard Manet ‘s painting "The Dead Toreador" and dedicated to the awareness of death.
Among the projects are works that do not require the viewer's knowledge in art history. Italian artist Donato Piccolo in his work "Anachronism" uses reproductions of paintings by old masters, offering interpretation of the greatest masterpieces of the XVII and XIX centuries with a great sense of humor.
CYFEST will be held at several venues: the State Hermitage, the Stieglitz Academy, Luda Gallery, Taiga Creative Space, St. Petersburg Museum of Sound and Golitsyn Loft.
The full program of the festival can be found on the official website.