MINSK ART RESIDENCE OF THE GRAND FAMILY
OF THE KOMBUCHA-DOSTOYEVSKY TEA FUNGUS
Project OK16 supported by Belgazprombank
New independent platform for the generation ideas, the interaction of artists, the sharing experiences and information related to new technologies and modern approaches in art.

For whom?
For authors working in the frontier zone between science and art to create original projects in collaboration with the Grand Family of Kombucha-Dostoevsky.
How to become a resident?
Authors of the most interesting offers will be invited to the Residence using the Open-call. To participate in the contest, you are proposed to fill up a form, which is places at the bottom of the page, or through the "Submit application" button.
What is provided to residents?
Residents are provided with a workshop, tools and materials within the project, the available equipment, the exhibition space, as well as volunteer assistance if necessary.
Each resident will receive a print guide with sights and activations of Minsk, which are taken into account his personal interests and preferences.
Road to Minsk and back are paid for residents, as well as accommodation for 15 days.
When will filing the application end?
The final filing the applications - May 10, 23:59 by Minsk time.
How will residents be selected?
A jury composed of the Grand Family of the Kombucha-Dostoevsky Tea Fungus (non-human artist, residence owner), Sergey Katran (art-residence supervisor, artist-explorer), Pavel Voinitsky (commissarr, artist, theorist, educator) and Veronika Mitsevich (the supervisor of art and exhibition projects of OK16) will select the most interesting and promising among your applications, will contact you for an interview, then on May 15 will announce the list of winners.
What are terms of cooperation?
First of all, the project is educative. All residents are undertaken to communicate with the audience in some convenient format - master class, workshop, lecture and so on. Each of the invited guests will report the exhibition according to the result of their two-week staying. Season 2019 ends with a reporting exposition of all participants.
The concept of Minsk art-residence of the Grand Family
of the Kombucha-Dostoevsky Tea Fungus
Supervisor: Sergey Katran, artist-explorer
Commissar: Pavel Voinitsky, artist, theorist, educator
The Minsk art residence of the Tea Fungus is a new independent platform for the generation ideas, the interaction of artists, the sharing experiences and information related to new technologies and
modern approaches in art.
Minsk-art residence will take both Belarusian artists and artists from all over the world. Goals of the residence are formation of the urban cultural environment, educational programs, attraction of active and creative youth, accumulation of knowledge and experience, formation of the archive of modern art of Belarus, representation of Minsk and Belarus on the international map of artistic institutions.
In Minsk and other large towns of Belarus live a lot of creative and technological intelligentsia, capable
of performing the most complex intellectual tasks.
For these reasons, it seems important to focus on such directions of modern art as science-art, sound-art, video-art, and bio-art. An unique feature of our residence is the organic introduction of a conceptual, physical and biological object in the form of the Grand Family of the Kombucha-Dostoevsky Tea Fungus (shorter, Kombucha-Dostoevsky, and the most shortest, Dostoevsky). In connection with this fact, we will invite to the residence mainly those who are able to collaborate with a non-human artist and tea fungus. Any ways of ecological cooperation, except those prohibited by the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus, are welcomed. The interdisciplinary creative residence based on OK16 will receive authors working in the frontier zone between science and art, who won the competition for the right to work in the Minsk art residence of the Tea Fungus.

Where is everything will be?
The Minsk art residence of the Grand Family
of the Kombucha-Dostoevsky Tea Fungus is located at the workshop of a former machine-tool factory of the early 20th century, which is part of the largest in Belarus
cultural hub OK16. Straight from the art residence you can go to the most popular urban space in Minsk -
Oktyabrskaya Street.
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Potentially, this decision may become the most important step for contemporary art of Belarus on the way of cultural integration of the country into the global network structure of contemporary art, creating new opportunities for using os forces of the creative and scientific and technical elite of the Belarus.
Sergey Katran
Media artist, supervisor
Such residence is needed. Belarus and, in particular, Minsk is one of the most isolated place on European art-scene. In order to enter European and world context, we need contacts of local and foreign actors, who - ideally - should be provided by the residence.
Arthur Klinov
Writer, artist, publisher
The residence is interesting in an interdisciplinary form. I present it as a platform that gathers, particularly, people of science (IT, architecture, and so on) and provides their collaborations with artists. In that state, it can become a unique point in the cultural landscape of Minsk. This project is clear and has already been tested. It has the capacity for further development.
Oksana Bogdanova
Director of Zaire Azgur Memorial Museum
For all questions please contact the mail kombuchadostoevsky@gmail.com
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