Carol Salmanson’s Work Decorates a Famous Constructivism Monument in Yekaterinburg

Photo belongs to Sergey Poteryaev
Photo belongs to Sergey Poteryaev

Bravely enduring the truly severe Urals winter weather conditions, Brooklyn-based artist Carol Salmanson presented her installation of light Water Bubbles on the famous Yekaterinburg UNESCO-recognized monument of constructivism The White Tower (architect Moses Reischer, 1931).  Carol was invited to create this work by the organizers of the International Festival of Light Art UnDark.  The Festival has been held in Yekaterinburg since 2012 on the longest (and coldest!) nights of the year to brighten up the urban space with creativity and light.  Creating the design of her installation, Carol drew inspiration from the works of avant-garde artists of the early 20th century.  As noted by the artist during a meeting with students of art history, this work was a tribute to a bright page in the history of art – avant-gardism and constructivism and, at the same time a look into the future, where the art is connected with the latest technology. The installation will be on display at the White Tower windows up until March 1, 2017.  More on Carol’s light installations, paintings and public art please find on the artist’s website.