The Talking Walls project is a collaboration of a representative of the academic school of Dinara Hertnagl and St. Petersburg street artists, including Stas Bugs, Vladimir Abikh, Maxim Ima, Super 158, Nikita Dusto, Shards, Martin Aroe, Sasha Sam, Turben.
The paintings of Dinara Hertnagl show us some non-residential, uncomfortable houses of the 19th century with dark windows and cracked, stucco-covered stucco. A rusting Soviet garage, a concrete fence on which the struggle of light and shadow unfolds, and drips of paint on the firewall are quite interesting textures for the painter. The stigmas of street artists in this case become the perfect complement to the well-trained paintings of Dinara Hertnagl. The same people worked on her canvases, whose “creativity” you would hardly want to meet, but it just so happened that it is around you. The project presented at the museum, including the difficulties of translating the street language: we are far from always able to understand what the walls are trying to tell us about. The houses like the endangered dinosaurs in Dinara Hertnagl’s paintings have no specific addresses - they can be found on the streets of any Russian city.