Waiting Hall

Video Artist: Yury Vassiliev
Country: Year: Duration: 17 min 44 sec


This installation was created specifically for the waiting hall at the South Train Station in Kaliningrad. “A man standing at the railway station always awaits something, be it good or bad. What is relevant here is a problem of the uncertainty of the future and internal fear of it” says the artist.

Yury Vassiliev

Yury Vassiliev is a Kaliningrad-based artist. He was born in 1950 in Kingisepp (Leningrad Oblast). His artistic activity involves video, installations, performance and other forms of contemporary art. Since 2000 he has been working on the Russian Red project, which was exhibited more than 50 times at festivals and exhibitions in Russia and abroad. These events include the Human Project (special project of 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Davai, Davai exhibition of Russian contemporary art shown in Postfuramt, Berlin and in MAK, Vienna, and ARS 06 international exhibition at Kiasma museum in Helsinki, where his video installation named Our Father was presented.