Opening reception: Wednesday, January 10 from 6 to 8 pm at Kohta

The opening reception is preceded by a discussion between curator Anders Kreuger and the artist from 5 pm onwards at the gallery. Welcome!

 

Olga Chernysheva (Russia, 1962, lives and works in Moscow) is one of Russia’s best-known contemporary artists.

Her films, photographs and drawings with empathy and subtlety depict the everyday realities of a homeland – and hometown – without avoiding issues of injustice and vulnerability, however, neither giving away to denigration. Chernysheva visually depicts societal processes and individual destinies, more important to acknowledge rather than mourn them. This type of portrayal of the contemporary can be seen as part of an old Russian tradition.

In the exhibition works from the ongoing series Screens (2010–2017) are presented, where video screens become meeting places of short essays and prose and moving image. In addition to this, a set of new drawings will be shown.

Chernysheva’s works have been exhibited widely around the world, latest at the Vienna Secession.

The exhibition is realised in collaboration and with courtesy of Galerie Volker Diehl in Berlin and Matthew Stephenson in London, bot representing Olga Chernysheva.

This is the first solo exhibition of Chernysheva’s in Finland.

Read more on the artist’s website at olgachernysheva.ru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured:

Installation views of the exhibition ‘Ordered Equivocations’.

Olga Chernysheva: ‘Escalator. Coat’. Charcoal, paper. 2017.

Olga Chernysheva: ‘Park’; ‘Dances’ and ‘The Optical Recording of the Visual World’ from the series Screens (2010–2017). Still image captured from video.

Photos: Jussi Tiainen