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Nikita Kadan. The Day of Blood

45 min visit

Galerie Jérôme Poggi
8 Dec → 15 Jan 2021
From Tuesday to Saturday 11 am to 7 pm. Closed Monday and Sunday.

«  You don't know Nikita Kadan's art yet? Go straight to the Jérôme Poggi gallery! “  »

Nikita Kadan is generally critical in her practice, ranging from painting to drawing, collages and installations. He makes a critical reading of the Soviet past and reflects on the condition of the post-Soviet person and his place, especially in Ukraine. Here, this involves a long reflection on the myth of Attis. A deity of Phrygian origin, Attis is prey to numerous mutations of desire and forms. Nikita Kadan questions the metamorphosis and mixing of genres by crossing drawings, photographs and sculptures. The spectator is confronted with disturbing images that can be violent, combining ancient myths and modern narratives. Metamorphosis is essential in the work of the Ukainian artist: his personal and political approach gives us an image of an absurd and contradictory world in which we are unhappily living . These multiple works create the image of a fictitious being, torn by the violence of this world: wars, human conflicts, singular pain... Could he be a hero of modern times? One thing is certain, metamorphosis is his only recourse in the face of this permanent aggressiveness.


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