About Festival


the 14th international festival


23 September – 22 October 2017, St Petersburg


The festival opens on Saturday, 23rd September at 12:00

at the Poterna exhibition hall of the Peter and Paul Fortress


The 14th Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum Festival organized by the St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation will take place in St Petersburg from 23 September till 22 October, 2017. The Festival is supported by the St Petersburg Committee on Culture and Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.


The festival uniting different museums of St Petersburg in one event was established in 2000. Since 2000 contemporary Russian and international artists working with different media get an opportunity to show their projects in large and small museums of the city. For one month the traditional museum spaces turn into contemporary art venues. Over the last 17 years 170 projects were shown in 70 St Petersburg museums by artists from 17 countries.


In 2017, the Festival will take place in eight museums of Petrogradskaya storona. Twenty eight artists from seven countries will take part in the festival presenting altogether twelve solo and group projects.


2017’s Festival visiting curator is Kathrin Becker, Head of the Video-Forum at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin, Germany. The theme of the 14th Festival is Facts & Fictions.