Dialogue with Color, LOCUS at Museum of the St Petersburg Avant-Garde, 2017

Collaborative project, Thale Fastvold & Tanja Thorjussen.

Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen / LOCUS are collaborating on a new art project at the Museum of St.Petersburg Avant-Garde, in the garden. The works are created based on a dialog with Michail Matyushin and Elena Guro´s color studies which is on display in the museum collection. LOCUS was on a residency in St.Petersburg in 2016 and did research on the colour experiments conducted by Matyushin and Guro.

About the Museum of Avant-Garde in Saint Petersburg

The wooden house of Matyushin and Guro in Saint Petersburg now houses the Museum of Avant-Garde in Saint Petersburg, a division of the State Museum of History of Saint Petersburg. The house, originally built in 1840s or 1850s, became the property of the Literary Foundation (Литературный фонд) in 1904 and operated as an artists’ hotel. Matyushin and Guro moved into flat 12 in 1912. The place also provided shelter for Malevich, Filonov, Mayakovsky and other notable artists of the Russian avant-garde and socialist realism. After 1979, when the last residents had moved out or died, Matyushin’s house became a public museum.


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