Pikene på Broen presents a brand new book project A Journey from Murmansk to Kirkenes with Alexander Florensky, one of the headliners in Russia’s contemporary art scene. He started his artistic career in the 1980s in St Petersburg as a painter and book illustrator. In the 1990s he was a member of the Mitki underground art group. Together with his wife Olga Florenskaya, he works with found objects, usually in their dacha, and they produce sculptures and installations that end up in the Tretyakov Gallery, Russian Museum and around the world.
Florensky keeps painting and drawing, open-air or in the studio. Recently he drew and published a series of books Jerusalem ABS, Tbilisi ABC, St Petersburg ABC and Voronezh ABC.
This time ABC turned into Journey presenting an artistic diary with drawings and texts along the journey from Murmansk to Kirkenes including Teriberka, Titovka, Zapolyarny, Nikel, Borisoglebsk, Grense Jakobselv, Pasvik, Vardø, Vadsø, Bugøynes and Neiden in June 2014.
13 places – 96 pages, this artistic guide in the borderland is a must to have for both locals and guests.
Book signing at Libris, central Kirkenes, Saturday 25th of Oct, 11.30-12.30. Welcome!
Florensky’s Journey will be presented at the 16th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction 26th to 30th of November 2014 in Moscow at the Central House of Artists.
Take a look at Florensky’s drawings here.