An exhibition about – but not on – balconies. The threshold between public and private, earth and sky, reality and imagination. The term BLKNZM (from balconism) rings a bell but you are not sure exactly why. Was it an obscure political or artistic movement from the past? Or is it a new Internet meme?

BLKNZM is a virtual exhibition, a potential tour around the city of Saint Petersburg, for the occasion of Manifesta 10 and beyond. It occupies no public or private physical space. Visitors to Saint Petersburg can look for the balconies and read/listen to the illustrated stories these locations have inspired. Of course people anywhere in the world can also see/hear/read the works prepared by the artist-authors. These are just a few of the possible intriguing tales hidden behind the balconies and windows of this amazing city.

The App contains: 
- works by Gabriele Di Matteo (with the movement & IL TOPO), Nathalie Du Pasquier, Barnaba Fornasetti & Valeria Manzi, Marc V. Kalinka, Jay C Lohmann, Oxana Maleeva, Elena Nemkova, Adrian Paci, Steve Piccolo, Christoph Radl, George Sowden, Bert Theis  
- all sound and image files needed to take the tour, even if you are not online 

In collaboration with: 
The Palaces of the Russian Museum Fund, St. Petersburg

With the support of: 
Vnesheconombank – Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs


Art Apart GmbH
100.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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