SOLO SHOW OF YANINA CHERNYKH «The spirit blows where it wants»

Preview: 10th of April, 7:00 p.m.

The exhibition runs 11th of April - 10th of May


Novokuznetskaya street 29 building 1

Gallery hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 p.m. - 21:00 p.m.

Inspired by the life story of Maria Pavlovna Romanov, cousin of the last Russian emperor, the artist sends the viewer on a journey following the aristocratic spirit that broke away from Russia during the years of the revolution and the civil war.

Iron sculptures, representing seven avatars, consist of two bodies - an angular frame that wraps a crocheted colored wire, reminiscent of either chain mail, or a construction foam - some external protective or binding element. The bizarre shapes of these objects are dictated by the circumstances in which the spirit incarnates and acts.

The cartoon reveals to us the plots of seven full lives, lived in the spirit, each has its own birth and death. Expressionist manner in which the animation is performed, is the antithesis of an angular quasi-modernist sculpture. Thus, the combination of two fairly distant media in one narrative gives the author's design a touch.

In general, the elegiac or even nostalgic tone of the artist, resurrecting the ghosts and spirits of a bygone era, is especially understandable now, when a completely different wind blows from Russia.

Curator: Dimitri Venkov