Art Project Depot - Frames
On the freedom that we can afford, or we can restrict in expressing through images
01.05 - 13.05.2013
Sofia City Art Gallery

Artist: Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova

The video installation FRAMES includes 6 projections dedicated to various visual and social limitations. In three of her videos: The Inexorable Nature of the Renaissance, The Irresistible Charm of Impressionism and The IrrefutableArgument of Conceptualism (created in 2012-2013), the artist comments upon trends in visual art, namely Renaissance, Impressionism and Conceptualism, posing unambiguous questions about the potential liberties and limitations of each one of them. She adds to them the 2005 work Talk, which is actually a spontaneously recorded conversation between artists about some of the most prominent names in the history of painting.

A counterpoint to the above is the video Burden, where the artist tells a personal story from her childhood - the time when aesthetical preferences are shaped together with a system of views pertaining to one’s overall perception of the world.

In Elusive Images (2012), within the framework of five minutes and 45 seconds, Nadezhda Oleg Lyahova offers us her vision of the surrounding world, evidently shaped by all opportunities and limitations considered until that moment. Visual layering and the acquired social experience contribute to a multifaceted and well-rounded view. Hence the diverse “readings” of the world, which resemble image layering in a video.

Supported by Art Project Depot