At First Sight

  • Irina Razumovskaya (Russia)
    solo exhibition
    painting (paper, acrylic/tempera) and ceramicс

    Modern Art Museum, Yerevan
    January 24 – February 1, 2013

The final stage of the residency program of Irina Razumovskaya at the ‘Art Commune’ was a minimalist multimedia installation. According to her, she wanted to make effect of resembling papers in a manual note-book or walls torn sheets. This method was claimed to draw attention to nuances and details that are often overlooked in the everyday turmoil. The entire body of the exhibition is a reflection on Armenian land from the historical perspective: heritage vs contemporary culture. In accordance to normative narratives, the traditional culture has been usually interpreted as an ‘untouchable value’ where the critical dimension of thinking is absent. The series of works represents the ‘sense of land’ from ‘non-traditional’ point of view.

Irina Razumovskaya lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is a graduate of the Department of Ceramic and Painting at the State Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg (six years of full specialization). Razumovskaya has also graduated the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She has participated twice in Summer Schools on Painting and Ceramic of the St. Martin’s College of Arts in London with regular attending of Ceramic classes of the London Kensington & Chelsea College. Razumovskaya has accomplished residency programs and project-based workshops in Italy (La Meridiana), China, Japan, and Slovenia. She has had several solo and group exhibitions in Russia and abroad.