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Volta NY — Pobeda gallery


Many photography fair exhibitions were held this past weekend in New York, the Armory Show Modern, Armory Contemporary, Armory Lexington and Volta NY. La Lettre’s correspondent Gilles Descamps, covered them all. He presents to us today the revelations of Volta NY, which is in fact an exhibition of very young talents, a replica of Volta Basel. Tomorrow, we’ll update you on the other fairs.

At Volta NY Pobeda gallery presented the new series of work by The Fourth Height art group. The Fourth Height is a group of three Russian artists Dina Kim, Katya Kameneva and Gala Smirnskaya founded in 1992 in Moscow. Their work reflects mass culture through irony and fantasy. Raising post war and feminism questions through aesthetics of fashion and iconography of sex and femininity, FH leans into discourse of Russian Soviet past and Capitalistic Present. Violence and aggression may mislead the viewer into simple narratives but the subjects artist raise are much deeper and root into Russia’s history and folklore.

SOMEWHERE IN RUSSIA…ASIA MEETS EUROPE. Current project “The Crown” is a mythical novel of love and heroism. Legend has three main characters Russia, Europe and Asia-Panda. The battle between good and evil based on Asian and Europe folklore takes place in the middle of Russia. In Russian folklore rebellion of “Three knights” (“Tri Bogatirya”) is a fundamental epic story often associated with Russian mentality. Artist has critical and playful approach to this aesthetics to give a new interpretation of nature of heroism. Here they once again reexamine impulsive heroic gestures often associated with femininity.

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