Anastasia Khoroshilova’s STARIE NOVOSTI (OLD NEWS) in Venice

Galerie Ernst Hilger

June 30, 2011

Anastasia Khoroshilova

Biblioteca Zenobiana del Temanza
Centro Studi e Documentazione della Cultura Armena
Corte Zappa, Dorsoduro 1602, 30123 Venezia 

Opening hours:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hilger modern/contemporary is proud to announce our artist Anastasia Khoroshilova’s project STARIE NOVOSTI (OLD NEWS) as a collateral Event of the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. 

As part of the Collateral Events of the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia – Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the multimedia installation STARIE NOVOSTI (OLD NEWS) by Anastasia Khoroshilova. The installation consists of nine light boxes with nearly life-size portraits of mothers who were taken hostage by terrorists; most of these women saw their children perish in those dreadful days of September. The project presents Khoroshilova’s critical examination of the transience, pliability and frailty of a society’s collective memory.

The exhibition STARIE NOVOSTI is accompanied by the catalogue under the same title. Its publication was made possible by the Ellen Auerbach Stipendium from the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, which Anastasia Khoroshilova received in 2010. The catalogue is published in English, German and Italian, and comprises comprehensive illustrations.

Anastasia Khoroshilova was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1978. Since 2007 she has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, and in Moscow. She graduated from her Studies of Photography at the Folkwang Universität der Künste (Professor Jörg Sasse) with distinction in 2004. The artist has received grants from Germany, Poland and the Netherlands and has collaborated with several publications. Anastasia Khoroshilova’s works went on international display in solo and group exhibitions and are represented in well-known collections and famous museums throughout the world.

Special thanks are due to the sponsors Artphilein Foundation, Ernst Hilger and Adrian Riklin.

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