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NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Kogo gallery is glad to invite you to a solo show by Anastasia Sosunova presenting her latest work.

There are different distortions happening in the places we inhabit. Employing contemporary myths and real-life stories, like the collective care for a dog called Barry who is known for walking himself, I search for the most suitable visual language to articulate ideas of exception and gentle openness, the unknown, the unforetold, the unproven. When imagining a territory and the coexistence of entities in it, I picture walls giving up their impregnability and gripping objects that are leaning on them. A vague territory, where pigeons are eating pizza, lawn-mowers are free-roaming the yards, teenagers playing with glimpses of fire, and loud confessions being made on public transport. All are there, fitting in this strange organism which embodies the idea “that nothing is settled, that everything can still be altered, that what was done—but turned out badly—can be done again” 1, and then — repurposed in multiple inventive ways.

1. Essay “The Unthinkable Community” by Paul Chan, e-flux, 2010.

Anastasia Sosunova (b. 1993) is a visual artist based in Vilnius. Sosunova holds a BA in Graphic Art and an MA in Sculpture from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her multidisciplinary practice comprises of video, installation, sculpture and graphic art, translates between scales, manipulating personal stories and subtle material gestures, following through their entanglements in vaster tales. These are tales about how communities and identities are formed, subsist and come undone. Often this is a practice of noticing and knowing intimately our contexts and how we interact with them.
Her recent exhibitions and screenings have taken place in I: project space in Beijing; Contemporary Art Center, Rupert and Editorial in Vilnius; Cubitt in London; The Sunroom, Richmond and The National Gallery in Prague.

The exhibition is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia, city of Tartu and Lithuanian Council for Culture and organised in collaboration with Vilnius gallery (AV17).

Thanks to Achterhaus residency, Franziska Nast, Yates Norton, Jeronimas Seibutis.

Graphic designer: Aleksandra Samulenkova

Gallery name: Kogo gallery

Address: Kastani 42, Tartu

Opening hours: Wed-Fri 12:00 - 19:00, Sat 12:00 - 18:00 and by appointment, +372 5577592

Open: 22.11.2019 - 11.01.2020