MARSO Gallery presents the first exhibition of Alexandra Sukhareva in Mexico –at its experimental project space SalaSeis. The pieces on view are part of her ongoing research on the history and political implications of psychoanalysis and analytical method in general, their past and current edges. There’s a scene with two subjects in the exhibition: one is a large canvas treated with chlorine displayed horizontally; the image follows S. Eisenshtain’s vision, that revealed an “omnipotence” in animation in the construction of sovietic identity (from Sukhareva’s perspective, the very language of animation might have kept the codes of “liquid reality” prevalent during the first decades in the Soviet Russia; the second piece is a small void canvas, that refers to Edmund Engelman’s photographs of Freud’s apartment in Vienna.
The chlorine series (2011-2017 and ongoing) by Sukhareva function as metaphors of human political relations. Not being essentially pictures, these canvases rather ‘perform’ images staying at once ‘traumatized’ objects.
This project has been made in collaboration with Apalazzo Gallery-
About the artist:
Alexandra Sukhareva (b.1983) lives and works in Moscow and Dubna. Studied at Moscow State University of Art and Industries in Moscow (2000-2006), ICA Moscow (2007-2008) and Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden (2008-2010). Her work has been shown at MMOMA Moscow; Lisson Gallery London; Apallazo Gallery, Brescia; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; Manifesta 10 St. Petersburg. Her works are part Castello di Rivoli, collection in Italy, among other important public and private collections. This year she will take part at the upcoming Russian Art Triennal at Garage Museum in Moscow.
In residency: 07.02.17 – 18.03.17