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Between Sculpture and Installation: Eight Stories by Irina Kulik

Public Program Through the Looking Glass of Louise Bourgeois
22 January 2016
19:30–21:00

DESCRIPTION

This lecture will be dedicated to eight female artists, whose works will be revisited in the context of the exhibition Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells. The lecture will focus on international artists and alongside local practitioners.

This lecture will be dedicated to eight female artists, whose works will be revisited in the context of the exhibition Louise Bourgeois. Structures of Existence: The Cells. The lecture will focus on international artists, such as the American Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012), who created sculptures from soft fabrics; Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan), who explores her own phobias in her installations; Chiharu Shiota (b. 1972, Japan), who covers exhibition spaces in huge spider webs; and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir (b. 1971, Iceland), who uses a variety of media, from sculpture to video art and musical videos (collaborating with Björk, among others), to create a fantastical and magical world. These artists will be presented alongside local practitioners such as Irina Nakhova (b. 1955), who, in the mid-1980s, turned her flat into the first total installation in the Soviet Union; Aidan Salakhova (b. 1964), who deconstructs the tradition of using marble to represent the human body; Irina Korina (b. 1977), who uses her skills as a set designer to make spectacular installations exploring the everyday; and Natalia-Pershina Yakimanskaya (Glyuklya) (b. 1969) and Olga Egorova (Tsaplya) (b. 1968) who  tell stories about our society through their dresses and wardrobe-installations.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Irina Kulik, PhD — an art critic and lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Moscow. She is the author of numerous publications on contemporary art, cinema, and modern music.

how to take part

Free admission.
Please note that the lecture will be conducted in Russian without translation into English.

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