RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS and KROKIN GALLERY
FRANCISCO INFANTE AND NONNA GORYUNOVA
«TEXT – CONTEXT»
26.05.2017 – 27.08.2017
in ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS in SAINT-PETERSBURG
Photographic artworks of Francisco Infante and Nonna Goryunova are installed in the “Copies” hall of the Museum of Arts Academy in Saint Petersburg.
The exposition is an expressive combination of contemporary art and antique artworks’ copies, of developed classics, of live experiment and esthetic canon, of authentic and copy.
The configuration is bold, to say the least: here we have replicas of celebrated heads, busts and full figures, prescriptions of hallowed values which are considered to be timeless and an intrinsic component of Western civilization. These values, expressed in dramatic gesture and serious mien and embodied in the three dimensions of marble and bronze, often bear the emblems of power and majesty which tally with a long established system of technical, esthetic and social criteria. On the other hand, the photographic images of the Artifacts with their abstract structures, distributed among the lapidary tributes to Greece and Rome challenge, but also complement, the homage to order and measure. Their abstract structures set in landscapes of sun, water and snow elicit the dimensions of nature, ecology and the cycle of life so lacking in the still and studied poses of the Classical display.
199034, Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Universitetskaya emb., 17