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Ulyana Podkorytova. Fast Life - slow world

20.08.2022 – 16.10.2022

Participants: Ulyana Podkorytova

To visit the exhibition, you must purchase a ticket.

  • full ticket – 200 ₽
  • reduced-fare (schoolchildren, students, pensioners) – 100 ₽
  • free (preschool children, residents of besieged Leningrad, disabled people of groups 1 and 2, members of large families)

When purchasing a discounted / free ticket, you will need to present a document confirming the right to the benefit.


"Take your time," the murmur of the stream whispers and echoes the cry of an owl flying by at dusk. In a world where human passions and demons of history are raging, it's so easy not to hear their prompts. The present is rushing and spinning in dashing whirlwinds, while the natural world is reasonable and unhurried. How to synchronize their running rhythms?

Ulyana Podkorytova addresses the space of myths and the beings and entities inhabiting it, formidable and kind at the same time. They were born from the deification of the forces of nature and the observation of life cycles and belong to different epochs, cultures and cults. Sacred animals from zoomorphic ossuaries and standing on their braids, as if on their feet, guards, inspired by the tale of Peter the Great's time about a soldier who met death. Pinocchio, who has long become a native in the image of a hanged man from a Tarot card, and the almighty Mr. Boulder. These wise and powerful beings protect us from death and ask us to remember it, as the Baroque still lifes of vanitas reminded us of the frailty of life. In them, you can draw strength for life in the rapid present, and at the same time, the ability to see the main thing and distinguish between good and evil. It is enough just to bow to a branch, a bird, mountains and a stone, because they know what we forgot about, hurrying along the escalator to the dungeon.


Elena Yaichnikova

Photo: Ivan Sorokin

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