27 September, 2013
Kuryokhin Centre (Хурёхин Центр) is a cultural complex at the heart of Vasilievsky Island (Васильевский Остров), not far from Erarta Contemporary Art Museum. The centre building used to be a Soviet cinema, and that location gives an underground bohemian atmosphere to the centre.
The complex was founded in St. Petersburg in 2004, in honour of Sergey Kuryokhin (Сергей Курёхин), a brilliant musician and composer of the late 20th century. The aim of Kuryokhin Center is to promote Russian and international contemporary art. The center also organizes three yearly international music festivals, all united by a love for alternative and eclectic genres. The artists are also often involved in video-making, creating a union of different arts in their performances.
Kuryokhin Center is also home to other performances, exhibitions, workshops and film screenings (if you are a student you can get cheap tickets for just 100 RUB). Take the chance to go there in October, because there will be a street art festival called Art-Wall (Арт-Стена), where the most popular street art and graffiti artist will present their works.