Contemporary art is per definitionem international,
though the artist’s origin still has significance. National
identity, consciously or subconsciously appearing through homogeneous
traits, is one of its main aspects, as are personal peculiarities,
which underline the unique nature of the artwork. At the same time
the national identity often becomes the subject of political speculation
and the “small change” for art-market specialists.
The Domophone explores the theme of multicultural integration and
the place of nations within the international context. Like most
of the emigrants in Berlin from the Soviet and post-Soviet Russia
(about 300,000 of Berlin population of 3.5 million) I have to redefine
my own national identity not only as Russian but as post-Soviet
Selected solo exhibitions: 2003: K&S, Berlin;
2001: Guardini Foundation, Berlin.
Selected group exhibitions: 2002: Committee Red
Home, Museum of History of the Revolution, St. Petersburg; State
Children, Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives, Novy Manege,
Moscow; Davaj! New Russian art, Postfuramt, Berlin; 2001: Heroines
from the East, Guelman, Moscow.