The international festival of modern art and vanguard fashion «Mamont» running in Minsk since 1995. Lately it has become very popular. Competitions, presentations, exhibitions of vanguard painting and sculpture are held within the limits of the festival. During festival also traditionally passes competition of a body art and since 2011 – video-art competition.
There are three basic prizes in competition of vanguard fashion. Winners in two nominations – the best collection (is estimated originality of idea) and the best presentation (best display of collection, best plastic of models and soundtrack etc.) are received a figurine «Gold tusk». Fashion designer who shows the most interesting result on the sum of all criteria is received «The Gold Mamont».
The festival concept
The basic difference between festival fashion shows and other fashion shows is that the clothes collection is considered as object of art, and its presentation – as performance. Festival is a place of meetings and dialogues of the masters, which are working in adjacent areas of art, and it is also possibility to create in common something absolutely original and innovative.
The festival competitions
There are three creative competitions in the festival program: competition of a vanguard fashion, competition of a body art and video-art competition. Drawing on a body in body art competition, as well as in a case with a fashion, is considered jury as art object which is only a part of performance. The body art competition will have already been passed in the fourth time in October 2011 and will have the form of the open championship of republic. Video-art competition will have been passed for the first time (in the form of video viewing). The jury will consider video-performances lasting not more than five minutes.
There are three are played during the festival. The figurine «the Gold Mammoth» is handed over to the winner of competition of a vanguard fashion. Two prizes «The Gold Tusk» is handed over to winners in video-art and body art competitions. Besides, winners in six nominations of competition of vanguard clothes are received a rank of the winner and the festival diploma.
The festival jury traditionally includes the professional designers of clothes who at various times were engaged in creation of vanguard collections (including at festival "Mammoth"), and also journalists (Artemy Troitsky), producers, the actors (Andrey Bartenev) actively experimenting in their areas. Vladimir Chekasin (musician, composer and director, pro-rector of the Vilnius conservatory) has agreed to become a chairman of jury of competition of 2011. Vladimir Chekasin is one of the most authoritative vanguard jazz executors in the world. He is the author of music to P.Lungina's films "Taxi-blues" and "Wedding" and the director of some experimental theatrical performances. More than 60 jazz albums are recorded by him in the different countries. Within the limits of festival Vladimir Chekasin will give a master class on a theme «Technology of charisma» which will allow to get acquainted with the original theory which was developed by him of behavior of the actor on a scene.
Besides, Vladimir Chekasin will give a syncretic concert in commonwealth with the Belorussian musicians. Keyboarder Konstantin Gorjachy (ex-«Apple Tea») and group of musicians of Germany will act together with him. As honor guests and judges there will be young designers from Ukraine Sanatan and Feodor Vozianov (he was named “Opening of year” on Milan fashion week in 2010). Besides, Sergey Nagorny (the director of model agency of Sergey Nagorny), Tamara Goncharova (the director of model agency "Tamara"), Vladimir Zhbanov (the sculptor, the author of popular Minsk sculptures «the Girl under an umbrella», «the Lady with the doggie» and so forth), Ivan Ajplatov (the main designer of National school of beauty), Natalia Potkina (head of a brand «Natasha Potkina»), Marina Romanovsky (the assistant of general director of the Center of culture "Vitebsk"), Dmitry Sursky (the chairman of The Republic of Belarus Union of designers) will be jury staff. The jury staff of competition of video-art will include also Andrey Kudinenko (film director), Angela Krashevsky (the director of a film festival «Listopad»), Oleg Silvanovich (the assistant of the minister of culture of The Republic of Belarus in cinematography area).
Peter Elfimov will act as the host of festival. He will present to public the new program with compositions from an album «the Book of changes» which is being prepared for an exit in the autumn of 2011. The concert will be presented together with participants of festival performance. Vice-Ms Minsk of 2007 Katerina Lubchik, who is the person of festival «Mammoth», will act as the host of festival together with Peter Elfimov.
The festival «Mammoth» takes place in a building of National school of beauty, Minsk, Melnikajte st, 4.
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Juny 15, 2013
Musical Theatre (Minsk, Myasnikova Str. 44)
- 14:00 Avant-garde Fashion сontest
- 18:00 Fashion video-art сontest
- 20:00 Gala show of collections. Awarding of winners. (face-art contest in intermission)
Club «NEXT» (Minsk, Kirova str. 13)
- 24:00 Body Art and face-art сontest. Finale.
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