The project by Alexandra Sukhareva focuses on the Siege of Leningrad (September 8, 1941 – January 27, 1944). In her research, the artist’s objective is to investigate the variety of channels and spiritual domains through which people sought something to conﬁde in the face of uncertainty. Sukhareva’s research is focused on documenting traces of human experiences that signify how hope could initiate alternative ontologies capable of inﬂuencing the blockade life: prolonging it, pulling out of psychic dystrophy, or redirecting its entire course. According to the author, the blockade vision and sensibility ﬁnd their place in our times.
The project took a shape of a library archive: four boxes keep the documents and mention personalities representing the Gnostic mythologeme of the blockade. concern is to explore the variety of channels and spiritual outlets through which people sought something to rely on in the face of the uncertainty.
Project organised with the support of Garage Museum of Contemporary art.
Alexandra Sukhareva (b. 1983, lives and works in Moscow and Dubna ) – an artist, author of process-oriented works, often affecting the phenomena of the mutual inﬂuence of matter and cognitive gestures on each other . Participant of many international exhibitions : “Things , words and consequences ”, MMOMA (2012), dOCUMENTA (13), (2012 ), “Human Commonalities ”, V.Sidur Museum (2016 ), 1st Triennial of Russian Art , Garage Museum ( 2017 ) and others . Participant of the Garage Museum Grant Program, 2016.
Her works are included in the museum collections of Tate Modern (London), Castello di Rivoli (Turin) and private collections in Mexico, Italy, Saudi Arabia, UK and Russia.
Upcoming 2022 nation pavilion at Venice Biennale.
Frieze London 2021, Alexandra Sukhareva: Comb in the grass. photo: Andy Keate
Alexandra Sukhareva, Helena Roerich’s silk brooch that survived the siege of Leningrad in the house of L. Mitusova, 2020 silver gelatin print 29 x 43.5 cm, courtesy: the artist.