More than 40 applications were sent by sculptors for participation in the festival “Udmurt Ice” (0+) in Izhevsk. There were artists from Moscow, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil, as well as from Belarus and Ukraine among them, according to the press office of the head and government of the republic.
12 teams will be selected from all candidates.
The theme of the festival in 2021 was “Gateway to the Future”. The organizers did not limit the flight of imagination of the sculptors; therefore, the authors interpreted the sketches in different ways. The sculptors will start work on February 1 at the place next to the monument “Forever with Russia”. The opening of the ice exposition for spectators and the rewarding of the participants will be held on February 7.
Note that the idea of a large-scale exhibition of the gates in Izhevsk belongs to the artist Envil Kasimov. Developing this ambiguous idea, organizers decided to embody it with ice in memory of the departed compatriot.
Recall that the festival “Udmurt Ice” has been started in 2018 and immediately became an event that received a wide response among residents of the republic and guests of the town. In 2020, the organizers focused on the topic: “Udmurt ice – flight dreams”. Sculptures came to life thanks to the latest technologies for the first time in Udmurtia. See in our report: