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Angels in Pulkovo Airport

Angels in Pulkovo Airport

Last year St Petersburg's prominent artist Dmitry Shorin collaborated with Erarta Galleries to create a nomad project "I Believe in Angels". Twelve limited edition life-sized sculptures of winged girls constituted its core. Highly polished, both exquisite and monumental, feminine and technogenic, these angels carry airplane wings on their backs. Their captivating beauty and monochrome pearl-colouring reflect on Shorin's fascination with women and their role in every man's and artist's life. Four angels found new home in the new terminal of Pulkovo Airport.

“It’s wonderful to see that an important landmark of St. Petersburg has embraced contemporary art as an important part of its daily life. We hope that all passengers passing through Pulkovo will appreciate the steps the airport has taken to make their journey not only safe and functional but also memorable and beautiful” — said Polina Zakharova, Erarta’s St. Petersburg Gallery Director.

“There is a worldwide trend of modern airports acquiring art objects. In America, there's even a saying — if you want to look at contemporary art, buy a ticket and head to the airport. We have always wanted to decorate our new terminal with works of art and from the very outset aimed at contemporary sculptures and paintings, especially by artists hailing from St. Petersburg and we're delighted that we achieved our objective. Pulkovo must always scale new heights and our collaboration with Erarta Museum is just beginning” — said Dmitry Rudenko, the Director of Development for Pulkovo Airport.

 

Saint-Petersburg, Pulkovo Airport
28.11.2013