About the exhibition
Elizabeth Chuhlantseva interacts with the discourse of childhood in the context of deeply personal experiences. The story of growing up in a residential area of Kazan becomes the background reflection of the artist about a whole generation of people born in the 1990-ies in different regions of the country. Forced to develop in the “traditionalist” society, suggesting that children should repeat the fate of their parents, this generation at the same time was devoid of any reference points and role models. In the former Soviet Union disappeared, the old idols and a new one was created. Children of the 1990s were in a situation when the institutions tried to protect them from growing up, erecting a system of bans and “fences”. Going beyond the real and virtual fences, the creation of a new system of values, using artifacts of the past as a visual cliché, form the basis of the author's statements Chuhlantseva. Photos taken on a camera Olimpus, made in the aesthetics of family albums – such is the average Russian family, in a cozy middle-class covers flowered for years gathering dust in the attic, they are proud and shy at the same time.
Kirill Preobrazhenskiy - curator of the project start of the season 2015/2016
Elizabeth Chuhlantseva - artist project START
Boris Klyushnikov - art