From the editors
FOREWORD

THE KRONPRINZ TOWER. Projects for the National Centre for Contemporary Arts by Students of the Institute for Theory and Design in Architecture (Braunschweig, Germany)
FA+ (Ingrid Falk & Gustavo Aguerre) THE MYTHICAL FOUNDATION OF KALININGRAD
SKART
LUCKY TICKET

Artem Advokat
GRAFFITI

Anatolii Bakhtin
UGLY KOENIGSBERG

FORGOTTEN KANT AND THE KANT-BRAND IN KOENIGSBERG
Mark Borozna
MOSKOVSKII PROSPECT & THE SHADOWS AROUND ALTSTADT

LIGHT THE CRYSTALS OF KALININGRAD!
Kalle Brolin, Kristina Muntzing
POTENTIAL PLACE

Dmitrii Bulatov, Pavel Savel'ev
ACEPHALUS: OPTICAL MODELS

Ivan Chechot
TO GENIUS LOCI KALININGRAD AND KOENIGSBERG

THE RAILWAY STATION AND ENTRANCE TO THE CITY OF KALININGRAD
THE BRIDGES AND "THE PREGEL'S ODOR"
THE CATHEDRAL AND KANT FOR EVERYONE, OR IS GOD FEARSOME WITHOUT MORAL
KRONPRINZ
THE AMBER ROOM
THE HOUSE OF MACHINERY: THE RECONSTRACTION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE POPULATION
GAUL'S FOUNTAIN
A STROLL THROUGH THE CENTER
Ilya Dementiev
THE MOST PROFOUND SECRET OF ONE KOENIGSBERG LAWYER: HOFFMANN

Wolfgang Eichwede
KALININGRAD IN THE YEAR 2020 - A NOT QUITE FICTITIOUS CONVERSATION

John Craig Freeman, Greg Ulmer
IMAGING KALININGRAD: THE SEVEN BRIGES OF KOENIGSBERG

Elena Gladkova
FORMA URBIS. SYMBOLIC PARALLELS

Bert Hoppe
TRACES OF A VIRTUAL HISTORY IN A VERY REAL CITY

Martin Huettel
QWERTZ

Igor Isaev, Dmitrii Demidenko
SEWER HATCHES

Evgenii Kazannik
PORT

Irina Kozhevnikova
ZOO

MONUMENT TO 1200 GUARDSMEN IN KALININGRAD
TRADITIONS
Anders Kreuger
BEFORE THE CITY

KudaBegutSobaki
A LEGEND ABOUT FIVE LITTLE ULRICHEN AND FERRYMAN ANDRE

Olga Lopukhova
KANT'S TOMB

Manuela
NATASHA POTERYASHINA. Inteview

Werner Moeller
THE UNDREAMED OF CITY

Andrei Monastyrsky, Sabina Haensgen
EMPTY CENTER K.

Pavel Nastin
COURTYARD-WELL

Valery Orlov
IN OR OUT

Avenir Ovsyanov
BASTIONS IN DIAMONDS AND EMERALDS

KOENIGSBERG'S SPIRITUAL HERITAGE IN TONS, ITEMS AND SACKS. From the history of lost and found cultural heritage
THE BRIDGE THAT THE "RUSSIANS COULDN'T PULL DOWN"
Roger Palmer
BRIEF MEMORIALS

Aleksandr Ponomarev
THE GATES

Aleksandr Popadin
BINARY STATES OF "K" CITY

ERECTING BRIDGES
THE BULLS
IN THE FLOW: FOUNTAIN SEASON
NINE
WE ALL ARE GOING TO BE THERE
FRAGMENT OF A SYMPHONY FOR SLOW READING: IVANOV AND HIS SURROUNDINGS
CUBIC PAVEMENT
THE FIRE HYDRANT
THE WATERFALL HERACLES' BOLT
ALL-WEATHER KALININGRADIANS
HOAR-STONES AND BOUNDARY SYMBOLS
MUSCOVITES ARE HANGING
RAKETA
LIGHT UP DOM SOVETOV

Dali Rust
A WHITE SEAGULL ABOVE THE CITY: THE SYMBOLS OF THE OLD NEW CITY

Igor Sacharov-Ross
WINE CELLAR

Joanna Sandell
WRITING OF DREAMS

Olga Sezneva
CONCRETE ELEMENTS OF KALININGRAD

Aleksandr Sologubov
CULTURE IN A "FOREIGN" SPACE: AN INTRODUCTION

DESTINATION - KALININGRAD
FROM KALININGRAD DICTIONARY
MICROTOPONYMY
THE CATHEDRAL
KANT
THE ROYAL CASTLE
THE HOUSE OF SOVIETS
THE COUNTRY OF PENSIONERS - OR THE GERMANS
AMBER
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL
LIFE AND EGGS (A sketch about trams)
KALININ PARK
MONUMENTS
MYSTICISM
STOVES
TO BE IN THE MOOD FOR PACKING
Ingeborg Strobl ANIMALS IN KALININGRAD AND A MOSAIC
Rostan Tavasiev
LITTLE BRICKS

Elena Tsvetaeva
FOLK GRAFFITI

THE TOWER-REDAN "KRONPRINZ"
SERGEI TIMOFEEVICH
KOENIGSBERG CATS
THE ROAD TO BERLIN: FROM EPIC TO BANAL. Interview with Valerii Bugrov
Elena Tsygankova
WILD WEST OF RUSSIA

Eugenii Umanskii, Karpenko-Karpenko
KATYANASTYA

Evgenii Umanskii
ATTIC OF RECOGNITION

CHANUKAH
Oleg Vasiutin
TOWN PLANNING MATHEMATICS

Lana Vyshemirskaya
THE SMALL SCULPTURE "GIRL"

Dmitrii Vyshemirskii
MAN AND WOMAN

Erika Wolf
KANT'S BRIDES: A READYMADE PHOTOGRAPHIC CHRONOTOPE

Agnieszka Wolodzko
HABITATION UNITS

Marek Wolodzko
FOLLOWING SILENT WORDS

Peter Wunsch
KOENIGSBERG-KALININGRAD. THE TASTE OF MARZIPAN




ART-GUIDE: KOENIGSBERG/KALININGRAD NOW


ORGANISERS

Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts

NGO Agency for the Support of Cultural Initiatives "Tranzit", Kaliningrad, Russia


Project Conception: Sergei Sazonov, Elena Tsvetaeva

Project Director: Elena Tsvetaeva

Curators and Managers: Danil Akimov, Iuliia Bardun, Anastasiia Karpenko

Web Design: Evgenii Palamarchuk

Participants: Evgeny Umansky, Yury Vasiliev, Dmitrii Bulatov, Elena Gladkova, Irina Pokrant, Aleksandr Popadin, Aleksandr Sologubov, Irina Chesnokova


PROJECT REALISED WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF

The Federal Agency for Culture and Film (Russia)

The European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
http://www.eurocult.org/

The Ford Foundation (Moscow, Russia)
http://www.fordfound.org/global/office/index.cfm?office=Moscow


CREDITS

Editor-in-Chief: Elena Tsvetaeva

Editor: Ivan Chechot

Editor and Proofreader for English Edition: Erika Wolf

Co-Editors: Anastasiia Karpenko, Danil Akimov

Designers: Iurii Vassil'ev, Evgenii Umanskii

Image Processing: Konstantin Baryshev

Cover Photograph: Konstantin Baryshev


TRANSLATION

Natal'ia Andreeva, Iuliia Bardun, Elena Gladkova, Anna Matveeva, Sergei Mikhailov, Andrei Portniagin, Liza Shevchenko, Nina Shtok, Inga Vassil'eva, Ol'ga Zaiachkovskaia


MEDIA SUPPORT

Kaskad Independent TV and Radio Company (Kaliningrad)

State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company (Kaliningrad)

"pH" Pro-Contemporary Art Edition (NCCA, Kaliningrad Branch)

GTRK Kaliningrad


ENGLISH EDITOR'S NOTE ON THE TRANSLITERATION SYSTEM:

With a few exceptions, Editor has used the Library of Congress system of transliteration, without diacritical marks, throughout this volume. Exceptions are in the case of well-known Russian words or names, such as Yeltsin.

© 2005 The authors: text, photographs
© 2005 Iurii Vassil'ev, Evgenii Umanskii: Design
© 2005 NCCA, Kaliningrad Branch
© 2005 Agency for Support of Cultural Initiatives "Tranzit" (Kaliningrad)

Texts, photographs, design and the title of the book are the property of the authors, the Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Russia) and the Agency for Support of Cultural Initiatives "Tranzit" (Kaliningrad, Russia). No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the authors and organisers. All rights reserved.

ISBN 5-94620-020-8

THE ORGANISERS ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE OF

Leonid Bazhanov, Mikhail Mindlin, Pavel Filippovskii, Dmitrii Machabeli (NCCA, Moscow)

Vanessa Reed, Esther Claassen, Philipp Dietachmair (European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam)

Irina Iurna, Ekaterina Solomina (Ford Foundation, Moscow)

Ol'ga Kotovskaia, Igor Rostov, Mark Borozna, Svetlana Kolbaneva, Ekaterina Karpenko, Karina Pintiiskaia (Kaskad Independent TV and Radio Company, Kaliningrad)

Wolfgang Eichwede (Bremen)

Lara Eichwede (Technische Universitat, Braunschweig)

Ol'ga Bolytcheva (Rossiiskaia gazeta, Kaliningrad)

Tat'iana Bykovskaia (St. Petersburg)

Thomas Wohlfahrt, Raik Stolzenberg (Literaturwerkstatt, Berlin)

Deirdre Glynn (Kaliningrad - Galway)

Monika Gruetters (Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Berlin)

Il'ia Dement'ev (Youth for Freedom of Speech NGO Centre, Kaliningrad)

Ol'ga Kovaleva (State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company, Kaliningrad)

Anatolii Makhlov (Iantarnyi Skaz Publishing House, Kaliningrad)

Sergei Matveev (TENAX Ltd., Kaliningrad)

Andrei Popov (Department of Culture of the Administration of the Kaliningrad Region)

Sergei Sazonov (Moscow)

Anna Maria Svensson (Swedish Institute, Stockholm)

Gennadii Semenov (Curonian Spit National Park, Kaliningrad Region)

Tat'iana Suvorova (Amber Museum, Kaliningrad)

Alla Fedorova (State Archive of the Kaliningrad Region)

Nina Iarygina (Kaliningrad)


Special thanks are due to Ivan Chechot, Aleksandr Popadin and Erika Wolf for their active assistance in preparation of the edition.


PRESENTATION

On 4 May 2005 a formal presentation of the project took place within the framework of the round table "Jubilee as a chance? 750 years of Kaliningrad and Koenigsberg" at the Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany. This roundtable was organised by the Berlin organisations Literaturwerkstatt and Stiftung Brandenburger Tor.


On 5 July 2005 the formal presentation of the project "Art-guide. Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad Now" took place at the Kronprinz Tower, Kaliningrad, the future residence of the Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA.


On 15 December 2005 presentation of english version of "Art-guide. Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad Now" took place at "Royal gates" centre, Kaliningrad.


CONTACTS

Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts

236000 Russia, Kaliningrad, P.O. Box 1582

fax/tel: +7-4012-595105, 595109

e-mail: tsvetaeva@ncca.koenig.ru

http://www.ncca-kaliningrad.ru/art-guide


Agency for Support of Cultural Initiatives "Tranzit"

236000 Russia, Kaliningrad, Dm. Donskogo st. 7/11 office 512

fax/tel: +7-4012-578802

e-mail: ybardoun@yahoo.com


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