WINZAVOD contemporary art center
invites to the «START»

Opening at the Start: "Oblique"

25 October at the START will open an exhibition of the artist Uliana Podkorytova


the Sixth edition of the 2015/16 season opens for the viewer the world of “Russian cossma” – in space LAUNCH artist Juliana Podkorytov is building a kind of temple. This temple has all the attributes characteristic of the traditional design of religious architecture: the chancel, decorated with frescoes, sacred symbols, and, in fact, the subject of “cult”. But the “cult” – the object of the author's fiction.


Juliana Podkorytov mifologiia women's braid, creating a special artistic language of “cosysmo" ironically interpreting popular in recent years the idea of Russian cosmism. The artist works with the nature of the real and imaginary obsessions – which can be monotonie than weave an infinite braid? What happens if you constantly play braids in different materials? Will the sanctification of obsessions overcoming obsessive state?


for the First time the image of braids originated in Ulyana Podkorytova two years ago in the short film “dual faith" (Kansk festival-2016).


Juliana Podkorytov, the artist: “the Term “dual faith” talks about the possibility of the parallel existence of multiple religious elements. The main heroine of the film become servants of the inner cult of freedom, at the same time being servants of the public authority. To determine the era in which the characters exist, it is impossible. But the lack of a specific time space becomes a symbol of Russian modernity, where man is difficult to locate coordinates “I” between globalization and tradition. I think curious is the fact that the power of the obsessive image anticipates a decisive shift to implementation of formal solutions.”

Ulyana does not bother to bind her work to the Russian image system: Podkorytova like to beat artistic realities of Russia, she even jokes that psychologically to get rid of Russian tradition with that of «folk name” – Juliana Podkorytov – she will never succeed.

Created Podkorytova character Gertrude Ferocious (aka Slash) – a kind of borrowing from the work of the Oberiuts, a hybrid of Makar Fierce, an alter ego of Nicholas Oleinikova, “hero of labour” (short for Gertrude), not randomly on the clothes a Ferocious drawn hammer and sickle. Inherent creativity Oberiutov, the grotesque, the absurd and illogic can be traced in the works of Ulyana: her characters always get into the strangest situations, plots for which the artist takes out the trash-news in the spirit of “Express Newspapers” or Life news.

Juliana Podkorytov, the artist: «Pantheon of modern heroes is formed by trillions of bloggers, tons of images and an endless flow of information. Oblique is the representative of the companies multiplication. Acting in accordance with the laws of meaningless feats, it exists on the territory of present Russia. Each story, in which is Diagonal, based on the unreal Internet news the freshening of the absurd. Pointing birch glove on the only clear direction of life, she saves the clergy of the airborne forces of the disgusting depths of the Moscow river”.


Using prisuschie folklore, games, holidays, ritual and ironic tone, Juliana Podkorytov could be inscribed in the tradition of «folk consciousness” of a number of artists of the 1970s (Irina Zatulovskaya, Rostislav Lebedev, Konstantin Zvezdochetov, Georgy Litichevsky).

Through all of the work Ulyana is a musical theme: no her show is not complete without a vocal performance. This time the artist promises to fulfill the author's mass on the electronic organ.

the exhibition will feature wood and ceramic sculpture, painting, graffiti (painting), video.

curator of the project START, the artist Kirill Preobrazhensky:


“Juliana Podkorytov inherits the tradition of Russian visual culture with a stunningly interesting system error. In a number of new names of young Russian artists she's the one who comes across the “current”, looking askance in the direction of "national identity”. But her method – not naive or craft a splint, proximity Podkorytova to such art-conscious brand of folk psychosis, Russian folk hallucination, pure and simple.”

Juliana Podkorytov was born in 1984 in the city of Bryansk. In 2007 she graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing arts. Ivan Fedorov, faculty of graphic arts; is a student of the 3rd course of the Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia behalf of Rodchenko, video art, workshop of Kirill Preobrazhensky; in 2016, the graduated from the Laboratory of “Voice” at the Institute of Theatre under the direction of Natalia pschenitschnikova, vocals; is the vocalist of theatre of voices “La Goal” under the guidance of Natalia pschenitschnikova.


Group exhibition:  Phantasms, installation ‘METAKEY" (2016), photo, object; Field of View (parallel program V Moscow International Bienale for Young Art), a series of cyanotype "METAKEY", Gallery Lumiere Brothers (2016); 10 years SR (special project of the parallel program V Moscow International Bienale for Young Art), single-channel video "the Bank of the Creek," installation "Trap"( ceramic, acrylic), MMAM (2016); Only a non-official language (parallel program V Moscow International Bienale for Young Art), the installation of “Sometimes there are feats" (drawing, ceramics), CCA Winzavod (2016); Reverse lookup, “FUR/FUR" (installation, single channel video), Gallery on the lane (2016). Made in Moscow (2015), sculpture; videoalley “NONSENSE" (2015), single-channel video; video art in the garden for them. Bauman, BYOB (2015), single channel video.


the Exhibition will last until November 20, 2016