Artist Talk: Valery Konkov

20rd of May at 6:00 pm MSK

Photographer from St. Petersburg Valery Konkov will tell about himself, previous projects and creative practices, as well as what idea he wants to implement in the residence.

A historian by education, Valery combines two identities in his work: a photographer and a researcher. He works with topics related to history, memory and the consequences of collective trauma. In Vyksa, Konkov wants to visually explore the historical landscape and infrastructure of the city, to work with the collective historical memory of local residents.

«For many small towns in our country, history is an essential element of identity. The importance of the city is determined through history, the hierarchy is established. In recent years, real „battles for history“ have unfolded in Russia, since the historical significance makes it possible to receive additional funding. History is turning into a political tool that shapes the historically determined landscape of the city, constructing, among other things, public historical memory», the photographer is convinced.

If you want to contribute to Valery’s research or learn more about his project, register at the link:

Free admission. Pre-registration by link.

st. Vavilina, 4.