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PERMANENT REVOLUTION: work by Mitya Churikov

29 May 2018

PERMANENT REVOLUTION, an exhibition of Ukrainian contemporary art, opens in Ludwig Museum in Budapest. This is the first wide-scale museum presentation of Ukrainian contemporary art to the European audience.

About work "Synthetic Landscape" (Sculptures, video, 2017) by Mitya Churikov:

In this project, Mitya Churikov reflects on the nature of artificial, man-made urban landscapes. In particular, he focuses on the materials of which such landscapes are being constructed. From the artist’s point of view, these are the layers of surfaces that a person faces, touches, and uses without paying attention to them. Therefore, people unconsciously shape the image of modern cities and make a significant contribution to the perception of public space.

Mitya Churikov Synthetic Landscape

References to landscape architecture and modern design that the artist notices on the facades of buildings, offices and in the streets, are later reinterpreted by him in sculptures, objects, and graphics. Altogether, Churikov deals with the subject of people’s contribution to their environment, recording the changes that occur in urban space nowadays.