Street Art Museum

 Casus Pacis ( Повод к мируMotive for Peace ) was the first exhibition to be held at the Street Art Museum in St. Petersburg. Sixty artists from Russia, Ukraine, and other countries presented their work at an operational factory, where street artists have spent two years creating murals on the walls of the workshops. The exhibition was originally dedicated to the centenary of the First World War, but the present day, namely the events taking place in Ukraine, was later intentionally brought to the fore.The exhibition was integrated into the industrial landscape of the working Laminated Plastics Factory (SLOPLAST): the ruins of abandoned workshops, the industrial spaces between them, and even a smokestack, unused since its construction in the 1990s. The redevelopment of the site was carried out by the architectural firm Les.Participants include not just artists who work primarily on the streets, but also painters and graphic artists trying their hand at the medium for the first time.

During this performance, at the opening of the Casus Pacis exhibition, the artist wore police uniform and sold ice cream from a cooler labelled “Police” to all-comers

The artist, in his trademark pixel style, has created the image of a black skull on a white background using 49 small ceramic tiles. He has said that the work is a reference to the pithy phrase “mementomori”.

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