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Strelka 2012
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Strelka 2009
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General information

STRELKA is an annual festival that presents modern design and includes exhibitions, projects` presentations, master-classes of competent designers and experimental projects of students.

The main events of the festival take place in NN. After the festival, the organizing committee presents exhibition and other projects of STRELKA in other cities. STRELKA’s exhibitions were held in Kirov, Moscow, Naberezhnye Chelny, Ivanovo, Novosibirsk, Penza, Dnepropetrovsk, St. Petersburg, Kharkov, Saratov, Saransk, Smolensk, Togliatti and Cheboksary.

The festival is organized by the International Association “Union of Designers”, the Art Studio “RekinArt”, the design studio “Art-press”, with support of Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (NNGASU), Russian Academy of Art, Nizhny Novgorod Art School and the Government of Nizhny Novgorod region.

For the first time the Nizhny Novgorod design festival took place in 2006. It consisted three categories: “Graphic design”, “Subject design” and “Interior design”. The NN designers formed the majority of participants. Besides the competition, the festival included special exhibitions devoted to advertising photography and advertising calendar.

In the competition program of the festival in 2007 participated professionals from Barnaul, Bryansk, Kirov, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Saratov, Smolensk, Tula, Ufa and Cheboksary. “Interior design” and “Graphic design” were included as nominations. Also there were included such exhibitions as “ Interior – idea and concept”, “ Interior ceramics”, “ Students` design”, “ A portrait in home decor” and “Nursery”. There were organized special contests: “Creative round loaf”, “The best pointsman (strelochnik)”, “ Presentation of the author’s jewelry by the Sharonov School”. In the context of  STRELKA 2007 were held master classes by Yuri Gulitov (calligraphy) and Nikolay Shabarov (photography).

In 2008 the festival had a status of an international student festival and consisted of following contest categories: “Graphic design”, “Industrial design” and “Interior design”. All in all 926 works were sent to the contest from 524 participants.
Many famous graphic designers, among them Peter Bankov, Erik Belousov, Gennady Bukhanov, Yuri Gulitov, Igor Gurovich, Dmitry Kavko, Erken Kagarov, Anna Naumova, Andrey Logvin, Dmitry Rekin, Dmitry Sursky participated in the poster competition “STRELKA” , which was a part of the festival.
In the exhibition areas were organized many exhibitions: “Ocean of design”, “Communism-art”, “Calligraphy by Grigiry Borisenko”, “Hand-made in the interior”; and photo-exhibitions: “Venetian carnival” and “School of kesses”. There were organized lectures and master-classes by Vladimir Laptev, Grigory Borisenko, Pavel Plokhov, Andrey Uzky, Nadezhda Maltseva.

During the STRELKA 2009 there was conducted a student workshop “2050”, the aim of which was to present what our way of life and subjective surroundings will be in the future. Students from Russia, Belorussia and the Ukraine took part in the workshop. Besides, there were held following exhibitions: “Futuredada”, “Ocean of design”, “COW-poster”, “Posters by Dmitry Rekin”, “Grotesques by Vyacheslav Petruhin” and “3D illusion by Mikhail Naumov”.

In 2011 the 5th anniversary festival of design STRELKA took place. The festival had two stages, in spring and autumn.
The international poster event “Gogol 200+” was held during the festival in May. 354 posters were sent to the contest from 36 cities of Russia, the Ukraine, Belorussia, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Estonia, Poland and the USA. The work of the Selection Committee resulted in 59 posters by 40 authors being chosen for the final. The best 10 posters were printed in offset circulation. Within the bounds of the festival following poster exhibitions took place: “All Gold of the World” (from the collection of the “Golden Bee”) and the poster exhibition by Igor Gurovich, who held an interesting master-class.
The All-Russian presentation of the new magazine “Master-class” about graphic design  took place during the spring stage.

In October, there was organized a contest in categories “Interior Design” and “Graphic design”; and also a contest “Projection” devoted to three-dimensional visualization. There were demonstrated the works of the poster event “Rodchenko 120” (organized by Moscow Design Week and the “Golden Bee” Foundation) and a poster exhibition by Dmitry Makonnen, who held a master-class.

The main event of the festival in 2012 was the international poster exhibition  “Who are we?”.Many famous designers participated in this event, among them Yuri Gulitov, Igor Gurovich, Dmitry Zakharov, Andrey Logvin, Dmitry Makonnen, Dmitry Rekin, Protey Temen and Nikolay Shtok. 340 posters were sent to the contest from 40 cities of Belorussia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Russia, the Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Estonia. The work of the Selection Committee resulted in 52 posters by 44 authors being selected.
During the festival there were demonstrated posters of exhibition “26”, which was dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy. There were presented 26 selected posters from the category “The world after Chernobyl and Fukushima” of the International Triennale of ecological posters “4th block”. A master-class by Andrey Logvin was a part of the festival.


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The International Association “Society of Designers”
The Art Studio “RekinArt”
The Design Studio “Art Press”
The support:
The Nizhny Novgorod Government architecture and building University (NNGASU)
Russian Academy of Art
Nizhny Novgorod Art School
The Government of Nizhny Novgorod region
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