Stella Art Foundation and Dmitri Kourliandski made two unique projects together: “Nosferatu” opera, the new staging in Russian modern practice, and “Cryptosilence” exhibition, which has won “The Best Media Object” nomination of the Kuryokhin Prize in the last year. When responding to questions by Boris Manner, senior curator of Stella Art Foundation, about the heritage and future of the Foundation, the composer shared the following thoughts:
I'd been collaborating with the Foundation for two very important, turning point projects in my career: the opera "Nosferatu" in Perm, 2014, and my personal exhibition "Cryptosilence", 2021. The production of the opera began in 2011, when I was still a young composer. Supporting such a project meant a certain risk that the Foundation took on without hesitations. It seems that the risk was justified since the opera had quite positive feedback.
Speaking about the exhibition: it was my first work in this field. It was a risk again which turned into a success, in my opinion. So along with gratitude I always paid respect to the Foundation's intention to take risks and look into the future instead of supporting just established, well-known trends and ideas in art. Let it be this way again! I wish the Foundation to get even more discoveries and perspectives. The future is being written today.