supported by the Norwegian Arts Council

A-I-R Barents recipients TOK

Anna Bitikina and Maria Veits

Russian Bar

Thursday 9. April, 19:00-21:00


Small Projects is proud to present TOK as the recipients of AIR BARENTS 2015. Come out and hear about the research they are undertaking during their residency in Tromsø, which evolves around the concept of the Russian Bar, and will also address the topics of social and activist practices in art in Russia today. Creative Association of Curators TOK is a curatorial collective based in St Petersburg, Russia and founded by Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits in 2010 as a platform for conducting interdisciplinary projects in the fields of contemporary art and design and social sciences.


Today TOK is an interactive intellectual platform for collaborations of curators, artists, researchers, designers, sociologists, anthropologists and other professionals in the sphere of art and culture from Russia and other countries. The main goal of TOK is to elaborate and realize projects that are based on the research of cultural processes in contemporary society. One of TOK’s main principles is the combination of theory and practice and a cross-disciplinary approach.


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A-i-R Barents is an exchange program for professionals who work in the field of visual arts in North-Norway and Northwest- Russia. The program offers possibilities for new artistic and knowledge productions, exhibitions, artist talks, research work, and interaction with the local art scene and artists. The main goal of the program is to strengthen the visual arts network in North-Norway and Northwest-Russia and encourage new artistic productions. A-i-R Barents 2015 is a collaboration between Guest studio/Troms County Cultural Center (Troms County Council), A-i-R Nordland (Nordland County Council), Vadsø Guest Studio (Finnmark County Council), Ministry of culture of the Arkhangelsk region, Arkhangelsk Artist Union Murmansk Artist Union, Committee of Culture and Arts of the Murmansk Region, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Karelia, Karelian art residence (AiR Karelia), and St. Petersburg Art Residency at the art centre “Pushkinskaya-10”.


High North A-i-R Network: A-i-R Barents 2015 is supported by project partners and BarentsKult.