MEETINGS WITH ARTISTS: JUST ART
Thursday June 25, 2015, 19:30
Artist Irina Korina studied to become a stage designer. In her large installations she skillfully constructs emotional spaces contrasting positive and depressive moods. In this sense, she takes Ilya Kabakov’s idea of the total installation to a new level. Although her works may seem grand and dramatic, they are as at home in small galleries as they are in spacious exhibition halls. In order to tackle the issue of democratic vs. elitist art, Korina chooses to work with the cheapest materials she can buy in any building supplies store.
Irina Korina graduated in Stage Design from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (2000) and completed a course in New Artistic Strategies at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2000). She also studied at the Valand Academy of Fine Arts in Göteborg (Sweden) and at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She is a recipient of the Soratnik prize for contemporary art professionals (2006 and 2009), and of the Innovation contemporary art award in 2008 and 2014.
1 Modules installation, 2005
2 Jellyfish installation, 2009
Bloomber Space, London
3 Grove installation, 2010
Paper, metal, plastic, wood, lamps
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
4 Show Trial Installation, 2010
Plasticine, metal cage, wood
XL Gallery, Moscow
5 Chapel installation, 2014
Saatchi Gallery, London