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Fragments of memory

Vernissage for artistic intervention in public spaces on October 21, 2017. A discussion with the artist on October 25, 2017

Freiburg, Oct 17, 2017

Fragments of memory

Photo: Igor Ponosov

In his Freiburg sculpture project the artist Igor Ponosov from Moscow, Russia visualizes the long struggle between avant-garde and classical forms that formed art in the Soviet Union: Although the classical forms dominated the 1920s, avant-garde elements kept appearing in socialist realism. Ponosov illustrates it by confronting existing sculptures in public spaces – such as “Homer” in at the entrance to the Collegiate Building I at the University – with geometric forms. The altered sculptures can be seen during “Russian Culture Days 2017” in Freiburg.