Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
Anna & Eve
27.05.2013 – 09.06.2013
Ya Gallery art center in Kyiv invites to the opening of the photographic exhibition of Canadian-Russian artist - Ukrainian by her origin - Viktoria Sorochinski. The exhibition will be presented as part of International Festival of Visual Art «Vizii (Visions)». It is supported by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture.
The opening will take place in Ya Gallery Art Center in Kyiv, at 49B Khoryva Str., on May 27, at 19.00.
On June 11, as part of the same festival, Ya Gallery art center in Kiev will present Oleksandr Kadnikov's photo exhibition.
The project «Anna & Eve» was first exhibited as part of «Month of Photography in Paris - 2010». The series portray a real relationship between mother and daughter through psychological and metaphorically staged scenes. It is a 7-year long project that Viktoria Sorochinski has been working on since 2005. After three years of touring around the world finally the project will be presented in Kyiv.
The exhibition «Anna & Eve» will be introduced by its author Viktoria Sorochinski. Organizers of the Festival «Vizii», gallerist and curator Pavlo Gudimov, representatives of the Russian center of science and culture will be participated at the opening too.
At the opening the author will also present the book «Anna & Eve» that was recently published in Berlin.
Viktoria Sorochinski left the USSR with her parents in 1990, at the age of 11. After living in Israel, she continued her studies of Fine Arts in Montreal, and then in New York, where she has acquired her Masters of Fine Arts diploma in 2008. It her twenty-three-year-old mother, both also Russian. Today she still pursues this subtle work of observation and interpretation, by capturing the stages of Eve's evolution and of her relationship with Anna. Central to this story are the themes of childhood and their corollary of fantasies, fears and the «learning» of motherhood. Drawing on myths, folk tales and popular beliefs, interspersed with a child's perceptions of right and wrong, Viktoria portrays Eve's fantasy world, and her complex and intense relationship with her mother, in impeccably staged images full of a disquieting magic.
The personality and presence of little Eve haunt every image. In front of the camera, a strange role-play takes place between the two protagonists, as well as
between them and the photographer. Behind the fiction we perceive real tension, Anna's fragility and Eve's determination. Like Alice in Wonderland, little Eve ultimately seems to be holding the strings of their balance, and of the story itself.
Viktoria, the watchful accomplice, sees and preﬁgures, making a secret universe of signs and visions manifest. Captivated by these perfect images where no detail is left to chance, engulfed by disturbing mysteries as well as a sense of wonder, the viewer is quickly lost, as in a game of mirrors.
Curator and artistic director
On May 28th, at 18.30, it will take place a meeting with Victoria Sorochinski and presentation of the book "Anna & Eve" in Kyiv City Art Gallery Lavra (within Festival's art meetings «Open dialogue»).
Details of events Festival «Vizii» on www.vizii.com.ua.