Calvert Journal–about the project of our graduates Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits.
Calvert Journal. June 18
This astonishing scene, seemingly so Russian, is actually the work of an Irish artist, Gareth Kennedy, who masterminded this "folk-fiction" procession as part of Critical Mass, an international public art project that investigates city life in St Petersburg. Founded in 2011 by curator Anna Bitkina and sociologist Maria Veits as part of their wider project, the Creative Association of Curators (TOK), Critical Mass represents a thoughtful, interdisciplinary twist on public art–a genre that can often become banal or inconsequential.