20.08.2020 – 06.09.2020
Venue: Victoria Art Gallery, Samara
On August 20th Nikita Seleznev's personal exhibition 'Suburbia' was opened in Victoria Art Gallery (Samara).
The project is dedicated to the process of urbanization in districts located on the outskirts of big cities. From the early 2000s not only familiar massives of apartment blocks but also low-rise buildings as townhouses and cottages, united into small villages and based on American architecture examples, began to appear in these territories. Russian language borrowed for them the word 'suburbia', which gave name to the whole project.
Nikita Seleznev explores these new, frequently separated from urban infrastructure areas through video and sculpture. The borderline of suburbia becomes a metaphor, within which the artist considers the role of the object in modern culture and the way the object becomes a part of contemporary artistic language. The points of departure here are well-known images of mass culture: movies of Quentin Tarantino or Danny Boyle, as well as traditional culture, combined by the artist with present context.