PinchukArtCentre presents the 8th PAC-UA project
PinchukArtCentre presents an exhibition on view 16 February 2013 – 17 March 2013 by Ukrainian artist Alexey Salmanov. “Forest Means Cheaper” is a new work by Salmanov especially created for the PinchukArtCentre. It is based on his recent performance in Manhattan, New York City when the artist went to the very heart of America on a mission, based on the history and mythology of the island.
The installation “Forest Means Cheaper” presented at the 4th floor of the PinchukArtCentre unfolds in two chapters, two rooms and two types of physical space. A concentrated archive of the project constitutes the first room. Photographic and video documentation of performance, objects from the scene and symbolic items are presented in a visual plain that invite viewer to make a reading effort. The video projection in the second room suggests contemplation rather than direct action and refers to the cyclicity of time and space, articulated by the artist in the project.
Alexey Salmanov received no formal artistic training, but has been engaged in photographic practice for a long time. He works in various media ranging from photography to performance and installation. Salmanov won a Special Prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009 and was nominee of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011. He completed an internship at Olafur Eliasson’s studio in Berlin (2009) and exhibited at Sevastopol Art Museum (2012), Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, Amsterdam (2012) and Supermarkt ArtFair, Stockholm (2011), among others. http://pinchukartcentre.org