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.