Art park opens on former factory grounds in Moscow

Share 28 June 2016
Moskva Agency
There are 15 sculptures on display in the park, created by young Russian artists

An art park named “Symbol” has opened on the former grounds of Moscow’s Serp i Molot (Hammer and Sickle) factory, including an exhibition of 15 sculptures, installations and art objects, all created by young Russian artists, according to the information posted on the official website of the mayor and government of Moscow. The exhibition, which is part of the 5th Moscow International Young Art Biennale, is dedicated to the factory’s history.  

Most of the art objects were created with artefacts the artists had found on the grounds of the Serp i Molot factory.  

Background

Serp i Molot factory

Serp i Molot was a steel works, built next to Rogozhskaya Zastava in 1883. The factory produced pipes, wire, rolled steel and other metal products during Soviet time. Some of the shops closed in the 1990s and 2000s. The factory stopped operating in 2011.