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Exhibition April 29 − June 13

Taisiya Korotkova. Dark forest

The State Tretyakov Gallery in the halls of the New Tretyakov Gallery is holding an exhibition “Taisiya Korotkova. Dark forest".

The exhibition features more than 30 works by Taisiya Korotkova, performed in various techniques. In particular, the artist uses the traditions of book illustration of the 19th-20th centuries, which refer to the classic fairy-tale literature.

Taisiya Korotkova (b. 1980) - a modern Russian artist, turning in her work to the complex and relevant topic of the relationship between man and science: space exploration, the latest technologies for human reproduction, the legacy of the Soviet nuclear era. In her works, Taisiya Korotkova raises the question of how prehistoric roots grow through a fairy tale in modern culture. In the series of panoramic graphics "Dark Forest", secret objects created mainly during the Cold War are entwined with trees, grasses and bushes. These structures resemble both the ritual pyramids of our ancestors and the inventions of the future from science fiction. Working on the creation of the "Dark Forest" series, Taisiya Korotkova used an unusual material - glued tablecloths. Referring to the ritual of hospitality, the responsibility for which in traditional society belongs to women, they become the seamy side of a militarized "male" world that creates weapons. Sewing the tablecloths into a single canvas, the artist recalls the role of a woman as a storyteller of fairy tales, as well as the role that women played in ancient rites of initiation.

Based on the official website The State Tretyakov Gallery.