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Olga and Oleg Tatarintsev

24 October — 08 December 2018
23 pop/off/art gallery

Olga and Oleg Tatarintsev

Artists work with historical memory, focusing our attention on such concepts as lack of freedom and injustice. In their project, the Tatarintsevs are researchers of ideological discourse in Russian culture and rethink literary works, revealing the theme of creativity in conditions of restriction of freedom.

The authors divide the gallery space into several zones, using various forms and materials. Despite the fact that this is not the first transmedia exhibition, this project can be called one of the largest. It includes painting, graphics, installation, video and sound art. Texts written under conditions of physical lack of freedom or imprisonment were selected as the basis for all the works of the project: letters and poems of such outstanding Russian writers as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Daniil Kharms, Nikolai Gumilyov, Osip Mandelstam, Varlam Shalamov, Iosif Brodsky, Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Julius Daniel.

Visually, the texts were transferred to eight large canvases made by Olga Tatarintseva. An important part of the project is an audio installation, allowing the viewer to feel more deeply literary works. In her graphic series, the artist uses the texts of public appeals of Kirill Serebrennikov, who is under house arrest. Continuing the theme of video work, in which the writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya speaks about the current situation.
The text, embodied in different guises, is both a plastic tool and an artistic statement of the entire project.

Olga (1967, Staraya Ushitsa, Ukrainian SSR) and Oleg (1966, Baku, Azerbaijan SSR) Tatarintsev graduated from the Lviv Academy of Arts in 1992. The personal exhibitions of artists were held at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011); in the Rappaz Museum, Basel (2013); in the pop / off / art gallery, Moscow (2009, 2013, 2015), in the Nadja Brykina gallery (Zurich). Group exhibitions of artists were held in Russia, France, Switzerland, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Chile and the United States. Participants in parallel programs 3,4,5 and 6 of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, XXIII International Biennial of Vallauris - Contemporary Creation and Ceramic, France (2014); 3rd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg (2015). Tatarintsev's works are in a number of significant museum collections, including the Ludwig Museum in the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the NCCA, the Rappaz Museum (Basel), the Magnelli Museum and Ceramics Museum (Valloris) and large private collections in Russia and abroad. Live and work in Moscow