⇧ 6 FEBRUARY – 28 FEBRUARY
⇩Sasha Khomenko & EROR TOY curated by Oxana Sitchuk
Born in 2000 in a Russian city Kaliningrad Sasha Khomenko emigrated in Australia at the age of 7. Speaking and thinking in English, in her works Sasha tries to fetch the glimpses of Russian idioms and images, that would emerge in her mind when she is around her family. Having spent most time of her life in Australia, Sasha wraps the Russian nucleus of her works in the Australian environment.
Sunken Links is a result of Sasha’s collaboration with a Russian artist Eror Toy. By working with Eror Toy, Sasha was reintroduced to the Russian culture from a local perspective. Together Sasha and Eror Toy dissect individual and collective memory by vandalising a typical Russian lift cabin. They recreated the design of the cabin which is identical all across Russia and scratched on its walls their living chronicles in the form of catchy phrases and caricature drawings.
TOLK Gallery, Arsenal/National Centre for Contemporary Arts