Photography by Géza Talabér
Chimera-Project-Gallery, Budapest, Ungarn
October 2 – November 6, 2015
“Complementary”, 2011–2015, mixed media (varnish on wood, glasses, Putin pepper shaker and Merkel lemon squeezer), 120 × 120 cm;
“Display Case”, 2014, HD video, 11 min.
Award Winners Exhibition Catalogue, Flóra Gadó
Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair often deals with the legacy of the Russian avant-garde, questions related to architecture and urban space, and she is interested in “the correlation of formal and social issues.” In her installations the artist combines modernist-minimalistic approaches with the strategies of repetition and multiplicity, in order to create a precise, yet often uncanny work. These special “constellations”, which combine paintings and videos as well as found objects, also reflect on the post-socialist era, our current geopolitical circumstances and present a new kind of dialogue with the history of art.
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Photography by Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair