The Fragment Gallery was opened in the new Cube space. For the first time in Moscow, it presents the Garden video by Sasha Pirogova, created for the exposition of the Russian pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice.
Sasha Pirogova, who works mainly with video and performance, is one of the most demanded young Russian artists. Her works which focus on the philosophical study of the continuous flow of life, offer a sensual view of the duality of the material and spiritual. The works of the artist can be presented as a kind of energy exchange, fixing and conveying to the viewer the artist’s feelings, as she strives for his positive transformation. In the Garden video Sasha Pirogova refers to the eternal questions of the universe – the story of life and death turns into the concept of light and darkness, where there is no contradiction between them. Darkness is just the absence of light, in other words, its lack.
Since a human being is a source of light it has the capacity as a result of which light appears. Where a human being appears, life always appears. In the Garden video we are witnesses of this process. The name of the work – Garden – is a garden that blooms forever, from darkness to light. The journey made by the viewer is a process where love, which is the basis of life, triumphs. "The Garden" is a symbol of hope, the eternal triumph of life and the unconditioned blossoming.
Sasha Pirogova (b. in 1986 in Moscow) — Russian artist, in 2013 the winner of Innovation Prize in the “New generation” category (for the work "Biblimlen") and the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination “Young Artist. Project of the Year” (for the work "MONO"). She took part in a group exhibition of international award nominees of Future Generation Art Prize (video installation "MONO") at the 57th Venice Biennale and presented Russia with Grisha Bruskin and the Recycle group (video "Garden", under the project Theatrum Orbis in the Russian pavilion).
In 2016 her personal exhibition "Focuses" was organized in the Central Exhibition Hall Manege (Moscow Manege).
She took part in group projects in The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin, Whitechapel Gallery in London and others, among them, the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of contemporary art and the 1st Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art in Moscow.
Sasha Pirogova’s works are found at the Multimedia Art Museum, National Centre for Contemporary Art, “Gazprombank”, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, etc.