Cape Lisy Nos | 2020

Lisy Nos, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The exhibition of street artists in Lisy Nos took place on August 1, 2020, at the abandoned warehouse. In spring 2020, a group of street artists from St. Petersburg found a brick-red warehouse by the Gulf of Finland. Ruined historic building that has existed since the Crimean war is now in a state of disrepair, and it is a location that's difficult to access (to find it, a person must walk 40 minutes through the woods). Artists decided to stay for a few days right inside the warehouse and prepare a street art exhibition that is several dozen miles out of the city.

The Cape Lisy Nos was a spontaneously organized partisan exhibition of street art. The location was the abandoned warehouse on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. The choice of this hard-to-reach spot and its temporary nature (the information about the coordinates was available only for one day) highlight its “street” position. Another vivid detail of this project was the artists’ work with the local context and environment of an abandoned place. The project implementation made thanks to friendly ties and the lack of well-organized structure also point out the communicative component of street practices.

In this exhibition, the audience not only saw the street artists’ works but also faced the terms typical for this type of artistic practice: time, space, site-specific art, dehierarchical order.