MARTA VOLKOVA &
SLAVA SHEVELENKO
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2009

The Russian Schizorevolution

View of the show, MARRES, Maastricht, 2009

View of the show

“Among native Birches”,
installation, part of the show “The Russian Schizorevolution”.

View of the show

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"Flooding of the Museum”,
installation, part of the show “The Russian Schizorevolution”.

"Flooding of the museum", detail

"Flooding of the museum", detail

"Flooding of the museum", detail

"Flooding of the museum", detail

"Flooding of the museum", detail

"Flooding of the museum", detail

"Flooding of the museum", detail

Volkova and Shevelenko opted for an approach in which the idea of reconstruction takes a central place. The Russian Schizorevolution is, for Volkova and Shevelenko, a reconstruction of an exhibition that never took place, but that could have taken place. The different artistic strategies of the avant-garde of St. Petersburg from an era that can be described as bureaucratic as well as despotic, are taken here to their full potential in order to show the complex, but at the same time merry play with authorship and signature of this specific avantgarde. 

Guus Beumer, Director of MARRES, Centre of Contemporary Culture, Maastricht.