Both existing and brand new works by Sanya Kantarovsky are currently being displayed in Turin. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is hosting the exhibition of the artist’s unique and poignant works at its Turin venue. “Letdown” remains on view until February 18, 2018.
Sanya Kantarovsky’s “Letdown” exhibition unfolds in front of a painted image of a half demolished Khrushchyovka. Occupying the austere and minimalist space of the foundation, designed by Claudio Silvestrin, the mural unintentionally compares a high form of contemporary architecture with the economy and violence of Soviet popular houses. Kantarovsky’s paintings hang on top of the building, and their rectilinear frames echo the slab facade. The paintings are themselves the geometrical frame of brutality — full of painful experiences, exuding hesitation and fragility, and presents bodies contorting in acts of submission. Each work creates its own prefabricated arena, in which actions such as pushing, pulling, abrading, washing and erasing take place.
Kantarovsky, born in Moscow in 1982, immigrated to the United States as a child, and has often used his works to compare his life experience under communism, in the years of the Soviet Union’s decline, with his experiences in the Western world.
The exhibition is on view through February 18, 2018, at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Via Modane, 16, 10141 Turin, Italy.
For details, visit: http://fsrr.org/
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.