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Zhanna Kadyrova, ‘Crowd. Day (Installation view)’, 2012-2013, 56th Venice Biennale
Zhanna Kadyrova, ‘Crowd. Day (Installation view)’, 2012-2013, 56th Venice Biennale
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Zhanna Kadyrova

Crowd. Day (Installation view), 2012-2013

Glass, newspapers
55 1/10 × 236 1/5 in
140 × 600 cm
Location
Venice
About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Mixed Media
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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Zhanna Kadyrova
Ukrainian, b. 1981
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Although she works in multiple formats, Zhanna Kadryova is best known for her mosaics that critique Soviet aesthetic traditions by evoking the styles of Constructivism and Socialist Realism. Her use of the medium alludes to its history as an ideological art form during the Soviet era and its more decorative function following Ukrainian independence. In the installation Crowd (2012–13), she assembled collages of newspaper photographs on 40 glass panels, removing signifiers of context, geography, and class. The aggregation of faces functions as a metaphor for protests, demonstrating how individuality dissolves within larger political movements.

Zhanna Kadyrova, ‘Crowd. Day (Installation view)’, 2012-2013, 56th Venice Biennale
Zhanna Kadyrova, ‘Crowd. Day (Installation view)’, 2012-2013, 56th Venice Biennale
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About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Mixed Media
Image rights
Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Zhanna Kadyrova
Ukrainian, b. 1981
Follow

Although she works in multiple formats, Zhanna Kadryova is best known for her mosaics that critique Soviet aesthetic traditions by evoking the styles of Constructivism and Socialist Realism. Her use of the medium alludes to its history as an ideological art form during the Soviet era and its more decorative function following Ukrainian independence. In the installation Crowd (2012–13), she assembled collages of newspaper photographs on 40 glass panels, removing signifiers of context, geography, and class. The aggregation of faces functions as a metaphor for protests, demonstrating how individuality dissolves within larger political movements.

Zhanna Kadyrova

Crowd. Day (Installation view), 2012-2013

Glass, newspapers
55 1/10 × 236 1/5 in
140 × 600 cm
Location
Venice
Other works by Zhanna Kadyrova