IU art professor Andréa Stanislav interviews Anastasia Patsey, Director of the Museum of Non-conformist Art and the St. Petersburg Artist Residency (SPAR) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Patsey talks about how the Museum and SPAR have been responding to a new way of life during the pandemic. As part of Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center -- an important part of St. Petersburg's vibrant contemporary, alternative arts scene -- the Museum collects and does research on the unofficial, independent art of the Soviet Union. The Museum provides working and living space for artists, as well as gallery space. While the physical buildings housing the Museum and SPAR are currently closed, Patsey shares in this interview how cultural production has continued -- most notably in SPAR's new virtual studio for artists to continue networking and creating art during the pandemic -- and discusses how this unusual time and experience will change the art world, and what she misses about art most at this time.
Andréa Stanislav is a sculptor and associate professor of art at IU's Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design. SOAAD. Andréa Stanislav's creative research and visual arts practice is split between Bloomington, IN, New York City and St. Petersburg, RU. Her hybrid practice spans sculpture, multimedia installation, and public art. More about Stanislav can be found at https://rsw.indiana.edu/about/faculty-associates/stanislav-andrea.html.
For more about The Museum of Nonconformist Art (Музей нонконформистского искусства): http://www.saint-petersburg.com/museums/museum-non-conformist-art/ @museumofnonconformistart. For more about The St. Petersburg Art Residency, go to https://virtualresidency.p-10.ru or to https://www.facebook.com/residencyspb @residencyspb