Maslenitsa in Nikola-Lenivets 2022
International open call for the best concept of an art object for Maslenitsa 2022 in Nikola-Lenivets.
RESULTS OF OPEN CALL
THE WINNER
Ekaterina Polyakova
Tower of Babel
Short-list
Amir Kardanov
"Golden Glow"
Vasily Bychkov
"Arch", Vasily Bychkov
Dmitry Dergachev and Tatiana Fokina
"Koschey"
Nikita Istyushkin
"Iron World"
Vasilisa Prokopchuk and Evgeny Bragin
"Portal"
Andrey Fomichev and Alexandra Boeva (Askesis studio)
"Belfry"
Sergey Gikalo, Alexander Kuptsov, Lina Samigullina (Gikalo Kuptsov Architects)
"Renovation"
Igor Aparin and Serafima Telkanova (NOYD collab)
"Portal"
Artyom Alendyev and Kristina Ukhina (OSTAP)
"Ra`s Arch path Ikarov"
Link of video-presentation
PURPOSE OF THE OPEN CALL
To go beyond traditional practices, to experiment, to improve artistic and social practices.
MISSION OF THE OPEN CALL
Define the best concept of an art object for Maslenitsa 2022 in Nikola-Lenivets (Russia, Kaluga region).
PARTICIPANTS
Artists, architects, designers, directors, programmers and all creative people. 0+
CONCEPT
Maslenitsa in Nikola-Lenivets is not just a folk festival with pancakes and burning of the Maslenitsa scarecrow. It's always an one-day performance that ends with a big spectacular bonfire. This special piece of art was created for months to disappear in just a few hours. This is how the Art Park team believes the real art should look like — it is not stored under the museum's glass, but appears for a short time to exist in the memory of everyone who has seen it. The burning of art objects in Nikola-Lenivets began in 2001 — that's when the main idea appeared — to curb the intractable fire and make it a co-author of every art work.

At different times «Media Tower», «Baikonur», «Gradirnum», «Firebird», «Pyramid» and «Bastille» were burned there. Meanwhile the flame in Nikola Lenivets is not a symbol of hatred or righteous anger, as when flags or books are burned. Only on this day, flame is a peaceful nature phenomenon and the main part of the carnival. Its heat, light and absolute power is a symbol of long awaited spring sun after a long Russian winter. This force shouldn't be given to a hastily made doll, the force should be given only to something really grandiose. What would it be exactly? This year we are offering you to invent the main art object of Maslenitsa-2022.
MATERIALS
It is important to us that the only materials used in the project should be well flammable and also be secondary raw materials or industrial waste.

We usually use:

The old wooden pallets from factories intended for recycling are perfect for the inner tube of the object that immediately catches the fire;

Softwood saws — 6-meter tips of coniferous trees that are unusable for sawmills and less than 200 mm in diameter. Are suitable for the construction of the framework;

Straw rolls — low quality straw, unusable for animal feed. It produces sparks, heat and smoke;

Wooden building debris — the main burning material which makes the fire long-lasting and beautiful.
PROJECTS SELECTION CRITERIA
The concept is suitable for the cultural context of Nikola-Lenivets.

The burning scenario, the show.

The public involvement. It is important for us that our guests are involved in the pre-burning performance.

The reasonableness of all the mandatory paragraphs of the draft.

Fitting the budget and the realization conditions.
BUDGET
The total budget for the project construction should not exceed 1 million roubles. Authors should propose the optimal balance between the funds spent and the showiness and the appropriateness of the finished project.

The winner's prize — 100,000 rubles (including taxes), 2 local residences during the working days. Additional costs (transport and meals) are not included.
ATTENTION!
If you need to come to Nikola-Lenivets to check out the materials, the place, talk to the builders — please contact us and we will offer you a discount on accommodation.

Please consider the schedule. In case of winning, you must participate in the key points of development and construction of the project.

You can not publish the ideas submitted to the contest before the official results are published. If the results of the open call are considered by the organizers as unsuccessful, the new object for Maslenitsa will be built on an out-of-competition basis.
Maslenitsa in Nikola-Lenivets
MASLENITSA 2017
MASLENITSA 2019
MASLENITSA 2020
JURY
NIKOLAY POLISSKIY
Founder of Nikola-Lenivets, initiator and ideological inspirer of the Archstoyanie festival. The only official representative of Russian land art.
ANTON KOCHURKIN
Curator of the "Archstoyanie" festival, Chief Architect of the art-park, Head of the "8 lines" project group.
IVAN POLISSKIY
The "Nikola-Lenivets" Managing Partner.
YULIA BYCHKOVA
"Archstoyanie" and "Archstoyanie Kids" festivals producer. Managing partner.
TIMELINE
1
11 May
Start of the submission period
2
6 June
The submission period closure
3
11 June
Online conference on refinement and detailing of the technical requirement specifications
4
25 July
Final day of tender
5
26 - 30 July
Jury session
6
2 August
The winner announcement
7
3 August
Initiation of the project documentation
8
6 September
Start of construction
9
5 March
Maslenitsa
MEDIA ABOUT US
APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION
This year we want to see a winner object which would be as close as possible to the actual reality of Nikola-Lenivets. For this purpose we are introducing a 2-stage system of acceptance of competition works.

The first step, until 6 June inclusively, will be for all those who wish to apply and register.

As the second step we will hold an online conference where we will discuss all the details of the technical assignment. All participants would be able to send their tender projects up to 18 July.
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CONTACT US
Open Call Coordinator Alexandra Khokholeva

+7 929 555-36-45

opencall@nikola-lenivets.ru
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