From the editors
FOREWORD

DESTINATION
Aleksandr Sologubov
CULTURE IN A "FOREIGN" SPACE: AN INTRODUCTION
Ivan Chechot
TO GENIUS LOCI KALININGRAD AND KOENIGSBERG
Wolfgang Eichwede
KALININGRAD IN THE YEAR 2020 - A NOT QUITE FICTITIOUS CONVERSATION
Aleksandr Sologubov
DESTINATION - KALININGRAD

PHRASE BOOK
Aleksandr Sologubov
FROM KALININGRAD DICTIONARY

MAP OF THE CITY
Anatolii Bakhtin
UGLY KOENIGSBERG
Elena Gladkova
FORMA URBIS. SYMBOLIC PARALLELS
Valery Orlov
IN OR OUT

SOUTHERN STATION
Ivan Chechot
THE RAILWAY STATION AND ENTRANCE TO THE CITY OF KALININGRAD

CROSSROADS
Aleksandr Popadin
BINARY STATES OF "K" CITY
Eugeny Umansky, Karpenko-Karpenko
KATYANASTYA

IN THE CENTER
Andrei Monastyrsky, Sabina Haensgen
EMPTY CENTER K.
Pavel Nastin
COURTYARD-WELL

COMMUNICATIONS
Artem Advokat
GRAFFITI
Elena Tsvetaeva
FOLK GRAFFITI
Marek Wolodzko
FOLLOWING SILENT WORDS
FA+ (Ingrid Falk & Gustavo Aguerre)
THE MYTHICAL FOUNDATION OF KALININGRAD
Aleksandr Sologubov
MICROTOPONYMY

PRETERITION: KNEIPHOF ISLAND
Aleksandr Sologubov
THE CATHEDRAL
Aleksandr Popadin
ERECTING BRIDGES
Ivan Chechot
THE BRIDGES AND "THE PREGEL'S ODOR"
John Craig Freeman, Greg Ulmer
IMAGING KALININGRAD: THE SEVEN BRIGES OF KOENIGSBERG

STOA KANTIANA
Anatolii Bakhtin
FORGOTTEN KANT AND THE KANT-BRAND IN KOENIGSBERG
Aleksandr Sologubov
KANT
Olga Lopukhova
KANT'S TOMB
Erika Wolf
KANT'S BRIDES: A READYMADE PHOTOGRAPHIC CHRONOTOPE
Ivan Chechot
THE CATHEDRAL AND KANT FOR EVERYONE, OR IS GOD FEARSOME WITHOUT MORAL

THE CASTLE OF SOVIETS
Aleksandr Sologubov
THE ROYAL CASTLE
Igor Sacharov-Ross
WINE CELLAR
Dali Rust
A WHITE SEAGULL ABOVE THE CITY: THE SYMBOLS OF THE OLD NEW CITY
Joanna Sandell
WRITING OF DREAMS
RAKETA
LIGHT UP DOM SOVETOV
Aleksandr Sologubov
THE HOUSE OF SOVIETS

GERMANS
Ilya Dementiev
THE MOST PROFOUND SECRET OF ONE KOENIGSBERG LAWYER: HOFFMANN
KudaBegutSobaki
A LEGEND ABOUT FIVE LITTLE ULRICHEN AND FERRYMAN ANDRE

Peter Wunsch
KOENIGSBERG-KALININGRAD. THE TASTE OF MARZIPAN
Aleksandr Sologubov
THE COUNTRY OF PENSIONERS - OR THE GERMANS
Martin Huettel
QWERTZ

MOSCOW PERSPECTIVE
Olga Sezneva
CONCRETE ELEMENTS OF KALININGRAD
Agnieszka Wolodzko
HABITATION UNITS
Werner Moeller
THE UNDREAMED OF CITY
Oleg Vasiutin
TOWN PLANNING MATHEMATICS
Mark Borozna
MOSKOVSKII PROSPECT & THE SHADOWS AROUND ALTSTADT

OUR TOWER Ivan Chechot
KRONPRINZ
Elena Tsvetaeva
THE TOWER-REDAN "KRONPRINZ"
THE KRONPRINZ TOWER. Projects for the National Centre for Contemporary Arts by Students of the Institute for Theory and Design in Architecture (Braunschweig, Germany)
OUR PRIDE
Aleksandr Sologubov
AMBER
Aleksandr Sologubov
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Ivan Chechot
THE AMBER ROOM

BASTIONS
Avenir Ovsyanov
BASTIONS IN DIAMONDS AND EMERALDS
Rostan Tavasiev
LITTLE BRICKS

THE MARKET
Ivan Chechot
THE HOUSE OF MACHINERY: THE RECONSTRACTION AND EXPLOITATION OF THE POPULATION

V.I.P. (Very Interesting Person)
Elena Tsvetaeva
SERGEI TIMOFEEVICH

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

CSC ROC
Aleksandr Sologubov
CHRIST THE SAVIOR CATHEDRAL

TRAM
Aleksandr Sologubov
LIFE AND EGGS (A sketch about trams)
SKART
LUCKY TICKET

MEETING POINT
Aleksandr Popadin
THE BULLS
Ivan Chechot
GAUL'S FOUNTAIN
Ivan Chechot
A STROLL THROUGH THE CENTER
Aleksandr Popadin
IN THE FLOW: FOUNTAIN SEASON
Aleksandr Popadin
NINE
Elena Tsygankova
WILD WEST OF RUSSIA

THE ZOO
Irina Kozhevnikova
ZOO
Ingeborg Strobl
ANIMALS IN KALININGRAD AND A MOSAIC
Elena Tsvetaeva
KOENIGSBERG CATS

MEMENTO MORE
Avenir Ovsianov
KOENIGSBERG'S SPIRITUAL HERITAGE IN TONS, ITEMS AND SACKS. From the history of lost and found cultural heritage
Aleksandr Sologubov
KALININ PARK
Aleksandr Popadin
WE ALL ARE GOING TO BE THERE
Aleksandr Sologubov
MONUMENTS
Irina Kozhevnikova
MONUMENT TO 1200 GUARDSMEN IN KALININGRAD
Roger Palmer
BRIEF MEMORIALS

MATTER AND SPIRIT
Aleksandr Sologubov
MYSTICISM
Aleksandr Popadin
FRAGMENT OF A SYMPHONY FOR SLOW READING: IVANOV AND HIS SURROUNDINGS
Evgenii Umanskii
ATTIC OF RECOGNITION
Aleksandr Sologubov
STOVES
Dmitrii Vyshemirskii
MAN AND WOMAN
Lana Vyshemirskaya
THE SMALL SCULPTURE "GIRL"

ON THE STREET
Evgenii Umanskii
CHANUKAH
Aleksandr Popadin
CUBIC PAVEMENT
Igor Isaev, Dmitrii Demidenko
SEWER HATCHES
Aleksandr Popadin
THE FIRE HYDRANT
Irina Kozhevnikova
TRADITIONS
Kalle Brolin, Kristina Muntzing
POTENTIAL PLACE

Aleksandr Popadin
THE WATERFALL HERACLES' BOLT

V.I.P. (Very Interesting Person)
Manuela
NATASHA POTERYASHINA. Inteview

ATMOSPHERE
Aleksandr Sologubov
TO BE IN THE MOOD FOR PACKING
Aleksandr Popadin
ALL-WEATHER KALININGRADIANS
Dmitrii Bulatov, Pavel Savel'ev
ACEPHALUS: OPTICAL MODELS
Mark Borozna
LIGHT THE CRYSTALS OF KALININGRAD!

THE HARBOR
Evgenii Kazannik
PORT
Aleksandr Ponomarev
THE GATES

SUBURBS
Avenir Ovsyanov
THE BRIDGE THAT THE "RUSSIANS COULDN'T PULL DOWN"
Elena Tsvetaeva
THE ROAD TO BERLIN: FROM EPIC TO BANAL. Interview with Valerii Bugrov
Aleksandr Popadin
HOAR-STONES AND BOUNDARY SYMBOLS
Aleksandr Popadin
MUSCOVITES ARE HANGING
Anders Kreuger
BEFORE THE CITY



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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