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Russian space gear on show


The exhibits are on loan from the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow's Star City, which has collaborated on the exhibition, curated by KSEVT co-foundersDragan Živadinov and Miha Turšič.

The pieces include cameras used by cosmonaut Gherman Titov in the Vostok 2 mission in 1961 and a window from the capsule, as well as cameras from the Voshod mission and the present-day International Space Station.

Senior Star City representatives will be on hand for the opening ceremony in the tiny town of Vitanje, the home of the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies.

KSEVT was built in 2012 in Vitanje, the ancestral home of space pioneer Hermann Potočnik Noordung (1892-1929), and has made it its mission to explore the "culturalisation of space" based on zero-gravity art by Turšič and Živadinov.

While the culturalisation of space is an elusive concept, Igor Rudyaev, a senior member of the foreign relations department at Star City, told the STA he has gotten around to the concept.

Exploration of space is a kind of culturalisation and technology is part of culture, he said, noting that "artistic shots are made in space". "This is the culturalisation of space: exchange of cultures, of Earth and space."


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