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Danila Tkachenko – “Lost Horizon”

Danila Tkachenko‘s series ‘Lost Horizon‘ – the utopia of constructing the ideal world. The Soviet architecture and technical buildings as forgotten traces and ruins of this utopia, which symbolically affirmed the technical progress and advance of the communist future.

“I make photos of these objects, built by Soviet authorities, by the medium format camera 6×6, during the night and with a powerful light source. Thus I enclose them in a suprematist figure of the black square which refers to the “Black Square” by Kazimir Malevich, the early Russian avant-garde and the origins of the Soviet utopia.”

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Danila Tkachenko – Lost Horizon

Yang Fudong – “Ye Jiang (The Nightman Cometh)”

Yang Fudong‘s series ‘Ye Jiang (The Nightman Cometh)

An ancient warrior is wounded after a battle and he is now in conflict whether to die or continue fighting. Three ghosts appear as symbols of his feelings and thoughts that clash within his heart and mind as he has to decide…

The story unfolds in ‘neo-realistic’ narrative – the warrior in his traditional costume and the ghost in a modern dress. Neo-realism is described by the artist as “a history theatre where current and contemporary societal conditions come to play”. So, the question is – how to continue our lives? What do we really want?

Yang Fudong, photography, Ye Jiang, The Nightman Cometh

Yang Fudong – Ye Jiang, The Nightman Cometh