Liza Bobkova. Gesture Slightly Stuck
Location: Stieglitz Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts
Dates: 11.08.2021 – 05.09.2021
On August 11, the Stieglitz Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts opened Liza Bobkova's first solo museum exhibition "Gesture Slightly Stuck".
Over the next few years, the museum will host exhibitions of former students of the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design as part of the long-term project "Academy Graduates Are Our Contemporaries" The curator of the series of exhibitions is Associate Professor and the head of Artistic Metalwork Department Kirill Spasskov.
"Gesture Slightly Stuck" will present two large-scale sculptural installations by Liza Bobkova, adapted to the historical interior of the museum, and a new series of drawings. In these works, the artist figures out what the process of higher education in the field of art means for her, and reflects on its role in her own practice today.
"Making up existential and sensuous stories of watercolors, grids, orbs and figures as artfully as ensuring the elegance of visual metaphors, this time Liza Bobkova seems to have switched off her narrative motive generator – and placed a diptych based on polysemic incomplete shapes. The extensive piece made of many elements, instantly seen as her characteristic feature, and utterly delicate rhythmic compositions in drawing ink present Lisa’s excellent mastery, which constitutes the true subject of the statement, admiration and criticism at any academic parade.
Seamless integration with the context – and at the same time a stringent demand to the audience that reverberates as a hammer blow: see the emotional drama and become a part of it!"
Alexey Boyko, Ph. D. in Art History, Leading Supervisor for Museum and Training Activities, Russian Museum
The project is prepared with the support of MYTH Gallery
Stieglitz Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts