The Summer 2023 online exhibition is presenting the project "Запілля" /from ukrainian "Background"/ consisting of pencil drawings on paper paper and a video [link to watch online] made by Anna Zvyagintseva and commissioned by Stadtmuseum Berlin.

The work Background by Anna Zvyagintseva consists of two parts: two sheets of paper densely covered with pencil drawings and a video. On one of the sheets, the artist creates the pattern of the field, which is a continuous repetition of two lines, two edges of the grass coupling on top of the blade. The second sheet presents everything that appears in mind when the artist thinks about what the grass can hide, what can be behind it, inside of it, or between it: a pit, dirt, a tooth, dried leaves, iron, or something obscure.
The pattern appears subconsciously on paper during a meticulous and meditative process of drawing from memories and imagination. In such a way, the artist reacts to the violence of reality by therapeutically operating with an automatic skill of drawing which she is usually using in her artistic practice. The silent video presents a point of view from the inside of the character: the visitor can see the same pattern of intertwined blades of grass through long and slow blinking.
The original title of the work in Ukrainian sounds like ‘Zapillia’, and apart from being translated as ‘Background’, also literally means ‘behind the field’ and can be used as a military term meaning ‘behind the battlefield’. 
Text by Valeria Schiller

Originals of the work is now exhibited at: MOTHERLAND (04.06.2023 – 10.09.2023, Museum Ephraim-Palais Berlin)

 

Anna Zvyagintseva (1986) is an artist from Ukraine. In her practice she investigates imperceptible, impalpable facets of life, showcasing their fragility and documenting elusive intangible moments. 
Anna is working with topics such as body, paths,useless action, small gesture. Her oeuvre is made by an entanglement of drawing in various forms and transmedial variations like sculpture, installations, video and painting.
In 2010 she graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, department of painting,Kyiv.  Anna lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine

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"Запілля" /from ukrainian "Background", 2023, pencil drawing 100x140 cm

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"Запілля" /from ukrainian "Background", 2023, pencil drawing 100x140 cm

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