WALTZ at Miami

2005-12-01 - Gallery Schroeder Romeo/NY in Miami Beach, Ice Palace Film Studios NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach

Photos by Sonia Leimer

Waltz was conceived in 2001 and has been performed in Germany and subsequently in several European cities. The artist subverts the prevalent clichs of the "Russian woman" whose body became one of the main sources of revenues in the new capitalist economy of the 1990s. She also subtly comments on a forced "reconciliation" between Russia and the West, the former absolute war enemies and ideological adversaries. Choosing members of the Western audience to dance, the artist reverses the prevalent aesthetics of failure, empowering herself and symbolically activating what has been repressed.

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2005-09-24 - Photo by Wladimir Salnikov and Mikhail Mutaev XL Project Moscow

In Boxing, a performance executed in Moscow in 2005, I play the role of aggressor and victim in one, when calling out people from the public to spar with me in the ring.

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Madonna del Violino

2005-05-28 - XL Project, Moscow

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© Elena Kovylina, 2003-2008