"Dreams of Freedom. Post scriptum." Oct. 1 - Oct. 17, 2021
New Tretyakov Gallery
A project was prepared for the exhibition in the form of a catalog 'Invisibility of Freedom', the starting point of which was the exhibition 'Dreams of Freedom. Romanticism in Russia and Germany '. At the last exhibition, the topic was revealed in a rather one-sided way, only a few female artists could be counted on it - Marlene Dumas, Susan Philips and Matilda ter Heijne, while it was women who really dreamed most and aspired for freedom. The catalog has become a kind of our view of the problem, paying tribute to women romantics who were forgotten and not taken into account at the exhibition at the New Tretyakov Gallery, as well as our modern view of some of the works presented there.
My work 'Star' (Julia) was a response to the work of Philippe Feith (1793-1877) 'Allegory of Russia' of the 1840s, which he depicts in the foreground as an allegorical figure with a white flag in hand and the emblem of the Russian Empire embroidered on his chest. The background of the work is presented in the form of a landscape with two fortresses connected by a bridge thrown across the river, which symbolizes the unity of Russia and Europe. My work 'Star' (Julia) is a completely different perspective. Julia is a bright representative of our society and it is her portrait, like nothing else can reflect the power and fortitude that I would mention, speaking about Russia. The work is euthanized with inscriptions and symbolic images that can be found by looking closely at the canvas. Only one of the inscriptions, namely 'Fuck the system', did not pass the censorship of the Tretyakov Gallery, and it had to be temporarily hidden for a demonstration, that can also be considered as a kind of symbolism and indicator of Russian reality.
"Dysmorphobia." Jul. 17 - Sep. 15, 2019
The project "Before. After. Later." “It is with the pursuit of excellence, hiding some aspects of our personality and overly exaggerating the others, we turn into neurotics,” - Marion Woodman. The obsessive dissatisfaction with appearance lies deeper than it might seem. The lack of harmony between physical and mental, a large concentration of attention only on exterior and the omission of the internal component lead to the appearance of dysmorphophobia. With the awareness of their value and significance, as a person and self-confidence, which gained during internal work on oneself, physical disabilities fade, and often become features and unique personality traits.
"Workshop’2017. Where no one dreams” Jul. 4 - Aug. 20, 2017
"Let's go. There is no place for us.” - Katka Bradáčová
Like a Barbie doll thrown into the trash, people thrown out of society find themselves in a non-place, turning it into a place by filling it with their world. Getting into a non-place can occur both by the rejection of certain citizens by society and by the leaving of individual citizens of their own free will from society, limiting the possibility of their inner world to interact with modern space. With a keen sense of their insignificance, special sexual orientation, uselessness, worthlessness, people automatically begin to remove themselves from society. These sensations do not allow you to go beyond your own established framework. People begin to create a place where there was no place suitable not for living. They endow this newly created place only exclusively with their world, often leading to the end.
Project by Olga Bueva / Ekaterina Ritskaya / Lisa Brusnitsyna
"FREE OFF" Oct. 21 - Nov. 20, 2019
‘This is a place where everything appears and disappears'. An object, which personifies a coming from nowhere and disappearing into nowhere, allows the author to allegorically present her sense of the nature of things. As a child is born from a closed, almost sealed and dark capsule of a mother’s lap, so the Earth appeared from the “nowhere” of the Universe. This unknown, a huge black hole in the exact knowledge of the origin of the world gives reason to believe that we also know nothing about its disappearance. This is what gives life and in its own way takes it nowhere.
"Moscow Art Communities" Aug. 1 - 23, 2015
Museum of Moscow
The project "Perpetual Clinical Examinatio" was prepared for the Moscow Art Communities exhibition. Within the framework of this project, a performance was carried out in the building of the former tuberculosis dispensary, the fixation of which was demonstrated at the exhibition in one of the medical cards of the "Perpetual clinical examination".
“Colored is here.” Nov. 17 - Dec. 09, 2018
ZDES na Taganke
Work "The happy exterier" for the curatorial project of Andrei Bartenev in the gallery "ZDES na Taganke". Everybody’s vision is unique, sometimes it differs so much that a well-known object after it’s describing by some person, can’t be recognize by another.
"Christmas tree" Dec. 25 - Jan. 15, 2020
Christmas Ball decorates the GUM-Red-Line gallery's @gum_redline Christmas tree in Red Square.