21-10-2022 - 04-12-2022
Galeria Labirynt | Plaza
About the exhibition
The animations from which the video works were created, as well as the words appearing in the artist’s notebooks, were written in a certain rush. It may suggest the need not to forget the content, which often unexpectedly reveals itself to the artist. In her work, Anastasia Kashtalian uses the surrounding sexual energy, to which she attaches importance and closely looks at it every day. Anastasia creates video works in which she often stands in front of the camera.
Exhibition opening: 21/10/2022 (Friday), at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Galeria Labirynt | Plaza, ul. Lipowa 13, Lublin (entrance from ul. Ofiar Katynia)
Accessibility: The exhibition is held on the ground floor in a space free from architectural barriers.
On display: until 04/12/2022 (Tue–Sat, 1:00–6:00 p.m.; Sun 12:00–7:00 p.m.)
Curator: Filip Kijowski
The exhibition may contain explicit content.
“Entries in notebooks titled ‘That’s What She/He Said’ are created spontaneously. I write in them words that people say without sexual overtones, but I hear those sexual overtones. In the notebooks ‘Quarantine Notes’ I write down private erotic fantasies, experiences, and dreams. The process of creating video works begins when, thinking about a topic, excitement causes the threads to thicken and become intense. When I can’t stop impulses, I make videos, write and draw, catching pictures and words before they leave the imagination,” says Anastasia.
An important element of her aesthetics are sexual overtones and nature – resulting from her natural interest in eroticism and everything related to it. In addition, Anastasia’s videos intertwine elements of surrealism and sense of humour. In the process of creation, the artist listens to spontaneous sexual energy in close surroundings. Her records become a form of memorising this energy.
Anastasia Kashtalian was born in 1998 in Lutsk, Ukraine. In the years 2008–2014, she attended the Lutsk School of Art, and in the years 2014–2018 I.F. Stravinsky Volyn Vocational College of Culture and Arts. Since 2019 she has been studying artistic education at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. So far, she has had two individual exhibitions: “Quarantine Notes” in 2020 at the VONSHU Gallery in Lutsk and “Natural/Postnatural” in 2021 at the Galeria KONT in Lublin.
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