The broad public program held during the fourth season of the​ ‘Critical Mass’  will consist of lectures and talks, discussions and thematic dialogues with artists, researchers, historians, sociologists and local government representatives. It will be concluded with an international conference about the history of youth movements and today’s youth policies in Russia and ​abroad in 2017. The discussion will extend to the consideration of various formats and methodologies of art education aimed at young people.


Series of artistic residencies in the framework of the fourth season of ‘Critical Mass’ have started! ​In August, the first resident, Portuguese architect Ricardo Morais (Colectivo Warehouse)  spent several days in the sports and recreational summer camp for kids "Petrogradets" and studies its environment and potential in order to create here a new architeture project next year.  


Creative Association of Curators TOK is pleased to announce the opening of the new season of the project ‘Critical Mass​’ held in St Petersburg for the fourth time. The new season will last for two years and will focus on ​an analysis of the history of youth movements in the 20th century and the contemporary context of youth initiatives and organizations. It will showcase ​collaborative initiatives with teenagers and young people and​ facilitate​ their active engagement into contemporary creative processes, especially those taking place in the urban environment and public space. The main objective of​ the fourth season of​ ‘Critical Mass’ is ​the ​integration of new artistic, educational and social practices in​to​ government organizations working with young people and involved in youth​ oriented​ policy making.


TOK will spend the upcoming winter in New York - we will be the residents at the Flux Factory, an art institution, founded by a group of artists in 1993 in Brooklyn that has since been actively developing a residential program for artists and curators and organizing exhibitions and art pubic events. During our research at Flux we will take a close look at the strategies of constructing information that were designed in the era of mass television development and reflection of the Cold War in the media and we will see whether some of them are still used today. TOK will conduct several public events and curate an archive-based exhibition at the Flux gallery in the end of February 2016. Stay tuned!