V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

48 Köpfe aus dem Merkurov Museum (nach Kurt Kren)

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48 Köpfe aus dem Merkurov Museum (nach Kurt Kren)

Anna Artaker
A, 2012
Shortfilms, 4min, stumm

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48 Köpfe aus dem Merkurov Museum (nach Kurt Kren)

Anna Artaker
A, 2012
Shortfilms, 4min, stumm

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Konzept und Realisation
Anna Artaker
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Anna Artaker
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sixpackfilm
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HDCam
Black/White

Working with death masks made by the Soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov (1881–1952), a student of Auguste Rodin, Artaker translates them into various medial forms. The masks, from the Merkurov Museum in Gyumri, Armenia, represent an unusual “archive of faces”, particularly because the personalities from the fields of culture and politics (primarily male) in it represent both progressive and totalitarian tendencies of the Soviet regime. (Naoko Kaltschmidt)

In the presence of Anna Artaker.
 

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