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Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA is the only institution in the Kaliningrad region working directly in the field of contemporary art. Its aim is to implement the state cultural policy on contemporary art through exhibition, collecting, information, education and research activities both in Russia and abroad.
The Kaliningrad branch puts a special emphasis on the unique strategies practiced by artists and curators, their manifestation and promotion within contemporary society; it also enables the audience to familiarize itself with the contemporary artistic process.
NCCA received a right to use the tower and a number of mansard spaces of the Kronprinz barracks – a historical and cultural monument of the XIXth century – in order to locate there a state museum of contemporary art. At the moment reconstruction and restoration works carried out with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation are in progress.
The opening of the exhibition space at the mansard(1445 m2) is planned for 2011; the construction works at the Kronpinz tower(appr. 4000m2) are to be completed by 2014.
The main programs of KB NCCA include«Heritage in actual context»,«Contemporary art and modern society»,«Contemporary architecture, spatial development and environmental design»,«Art and science in the post-biological age»,«Sound and video: feed-back», the exhibition program«On the mansard»,«Artist-in-residence», the educational program«Art classics», Children’s and youth studio of digital art and the publishing program pH.
KB NCCA’s projects are regularly nominated for the annual Russian Contemporary Art Award«Innovation»(Moscow):«9000km»(curator: Evgeny Umansky),«Art guide: Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad today»(curator: Elena Tsvetaeva), video installation by Yury Vassiliev«Our father»(curators: Elena Tsvetaeva, Evgeny Umansky) and the sociocultural project«Artist and arms»(curator: Evgeny Umansky). In 2009 the project«Evolution haute couture. Art and science in the post-biological age»(curators: Dmitry Bulatov, Oleg Blyablyas) won in the category«Regional contemporary art project».
In 2005 the video installation by Yury Vassiliev«Grove»(Russian Red project, curator: Evgeny Umansky) won the contest«A changing museum in a changing world» for the best presentation of the image of Russia.