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In St. Petersburg, will host a festival named after Sergei Kuriokhin

April 16 2006

April 20-23 in St. Petersburg will be the 10 th International Festival of Contemporary Art after Sergei Kurekhin SKIF.

During the four days at two venues of the Centre of Contemporary Art on Vasilevsky Island will perform more than 100 teams from 15 countries, including Bulgaria, Turkey, Iceland, told reporters the president of the festival Anastasia Kuryokhin.

As part of the video program SKIFa will host a festival of video art Urban Flesh and Blood (flesh and blood of the city), which involved more than 20 artists from Finland, Canada, Poland, Britain, Russia, Italy, the United States.

The name of Sergei Kurekhin - jazz musician, composer, arranger, inventor of the six principal new art forms, including pop-mechanics, is a cult for the avant-garde musicians all around the world. After the sudden death of a musician's sarcoma of the heart at age 42 in 1996, was a charitable fund in his name. The first festival dedicated to Kuryokhin, held in New York in 1997. Since 1998, the festival is held in St. Petersburg, reports " Interfax ".

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