Curator Elizaveta Savolainen, cultural historian Texts about writers Fedor Letunovskythe Gulag Museum of the History of the Gulag, writer
A Man in the Time of Stalinist Repression Graphics based on the documentation of the 1934 Writers' Congress
The artist explores human emotionality during one of the most terrible and tense periods of totalitarianism. These are the smiles of writers, poets, and literary critics of the Stalinist period from the parade chronicle of the Soviet press shortly before the mass repressions began.
"Like all history, my project, through episodes of personal biographies, addresses the contemporary viewer, his choices in the present moment, when the aggression of the imposed ideology becomes apparent" - Anna Neizvestnova.