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ПортретChernyshev Vladimir

Works in Nizhny Novgorod. Winner of the Garage Museum grant program (2015). Innovation Prize finalist in the “New generation” nomination (2017), Long list nomination “Young artist. Project of the year” at Kandinsky Prize (2015, 2017). Selected exhibitions / projects: “Derelict Village” (2013-2017), 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014), Manifesta 10 (2014), “High Hopes Museum” NCCA Arsenal (2015), “Nemoskva”, Manezh CEH (2020), “Suburban Practices” (2018 – present days).

Bus stop

The installation is a custom-built bus stop in a natural landscape in Nizhny Novgorod region. The visual image is well recognizable to people of different countries and generations: the simple design unambiguously communicates the function — to shelter people from the elements while waiting for the bus.

The installation is located on the premises of an abandoned summerhouse community. This is an open-air location summerhouse gardens where new project ideas and approaches are tested. The audience knows artist`s work in the gardens exclusively through photos, and only select groups of people see it first-hand — curators, critics, artists, and other viewers, who can express interest in going on one of the private visits that artist does a few times every season.

Bus stop is a shelter for anybody who feels lost and a relaxation spot for anyone wishing to stop and make a pause. Removed from either public transit router or even roads, the unnamed bus stop becomes a location of indefinite waiting, a metaphorical amenity of ‘forest realm improvements.’