Frozen Reality

13 Oct 2009 – 8 Nov 2009

Event times

Private View 7-9pm

Holster Projects

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: C1, C2, C10, 2, 11, 16, 24, 36, 38, 44, 52, 73, 82, 148, 170, 185, 211, 436, 507
  • Closest tube: Victoria

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Frozen Reality


Holster Projects is pleased to announce the opening of FROZEN REALITY, featuring works by Petr Axenoff, Jeff and Alina Bliumis and Gregori Maiofis. Modern Russia a country moving forward or stuck in the past? This curated group show examines ideas of contemporary Russian culture. Many would say that the role of the contemporary artist is to question where they come from and what effect it has had on them, analyzing what surrounds them. All three of the Russian artists included in the show analyse preconceptions of other cultures: either by the labels that they wear or their cultural differences. In a time of globalisation, should these borders be maintained or dismantled? - Petr Axenoff is showing his Dead Brand series for the first time outside of Russia. Russia has one of the fastest growing luxury markets in the world, attracting international fashion conglomerates, independent design houses and individual entrepreneurs dealing in luxury products. But where does this end? What happens now? Having trained not only as an artist but also a theologian, Axenoff analyses these questions in this series of works. - Alina and Jeff Bliumis are multidisciplinary artists living and working in the US. Their work reflects their own experiences and develops subjects dealing with migration, social developments and cultural engineering. They will be exhibiting later in the year at the Saatchi gallery. - Gregori Maiofis is a photographer who will here be showing his Proverbs series for the first time in the UK. The works have an appearance of old master prints, which suits the subject matter and must in some ways be due to his years in St. Petersburg, the capital of classical museum style while at the same time using the American school of new art techniques. The series' favoured motifs are the ballet and the animal circus: the old fetishes of Russian and Soviet culture.


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