SELPO, the acronym for Rural Cooperation Society in Russian, is a sculpture which wraps around a soviet standardtypology building which used to contain the village shop, but has stood as a ruin for the last 10 years, dilapidating more and more with every winter. Polissky’s sculpture recycles off-cuts from his previous projects and turns them into a rippling, undulating wooden jacket which transforms the eye-saw building into something of wonder, at the heart of this typical Russian village.
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Основатель фестиваля, гуру-лэнд арта Николай Полисский и артель местных работников превратили в скульптуру руины бывшего сельпо, посреди картофельного поля выросла башня из земли, получившая название "Музей сельского труда", а старую автобусную остановку заменила футуристическая конструкция из металла с витражами.
Russian artist Nikolay Polissky has completed yet another of his impressive, handcrafted installations. Located in Zvizzhi Village, in the Ugra National Park in Russia, Polissky’s newest creation—called SELPO, which stands for The Rural Consumer Association, in Russian—wraps around an abandoned soviet building, which used to house the village shop.
Set within the landscape of Ugra National Park, artist Nikolay Polissky has completed the sculptural ‘selpo pavilion’ in the rural village of zvizzhi in russia. the work, whose title bears the acronym for the rural consumer association in russian, wraps around an abandoned, standard soviet-style building, which used to contain the village shop. the former store has stood in ruin…
Russian artist Nikolay Polissky has transformed a dilapidated building in the village of Zvizzhi into a pavilion covered in pieces of timber, which he described as "a sculpture you can walk through".