Characters • Nonostante Marras

Characters • Nonostante Marras

Curated by Marcella Manni, Yelena Yemchuk’s solo exhibition brings collectively two sequence of works, a recent one (finalized in the publication УYY, Jog away Pour L’image, 2022) and Ten Years After (2006) born from the collaboration with Antonio Marras.

Characters are the entire outlandish protagonists that form and record the artist’s imagination and that invade her representations which embody work, costumes and effect staging. Making a spoil between disciplined boundaries, the works presented are constructed, fragment by fragment, as a surreal and enigmatic myth.

Varied creatures are presented, as in a movie montage: infantrymen, dancers, brides, pin-ups, sailors, men dressed up as bears, diminutive girls with braids, cats and fish… these are staunch one of the most protagonists of the surreal tales that Yemchuk, restful but attentive observer, tells us. The classic aspect that manages to inscribe every character in the an analogous great new is the strangeness and mystery that naturally encodes the artist’s initiatives: photography, love drawing, are the languages by which it’s miles doubtless to kind a bridge with the typical actuality, with the fair to curve it and supplies it a dreamlike and grand coloration. By enriching itself with theatrical particulars and gestures, day to day life rediscovers a new guise, transforming itself into an intelligent vision.

David Lynch describes his artistic direction of as a continuing probability of falling in admire with a notion and diving deep into the vortex that it brings with it. Yemchuk looks to overlap to this angle, and in her tumble, as a blind lover, she brings with her the characters she meets alongside the vogue: the subject matters are thus portrayed, chanced on, and investigated for his or her capability to allude to one other world, the imagined and imaginary undoubtedly a few of the artist.

The kaleidoscopic constellation of the characters, on the quite a lot of hand, looks to be held collectively by an invisible thread that unites, connects and composes in sequences and atmospheres that meet all over again: the females and men who switch in the Sardinia of Ten Years After dance the an analogous magical dance of the characters, practically improvisational actors, of УYY.

Characters involves the observer to e-book him in these locations and atmospheres, veiled by memory. Yemchuk’s gaze, poetic, chunky of nostalgia and affection, takes us serve to a dimension of childhood and freedom

The exhibition is promoted by Metronom in collaboration with NonostanteMarras and Jog away pour L’image.


Characters • Yelena Yemchuk

Curated by Marcella Manni

November 18th, 2022 – January eighth, 2023

Monday to Saturday | h 10.00 – 19.00

Sunday | h 12.00 – 19.00

Free entrance

Nonostante Marras

By means of Cola di Rienzo, 8

20144, Milano