Previously at the ICA - Events
26 May 2017
Artist Alexandra Sukhareva is in conversation with curator Kasia Redzisz. Articulating an artist’s vocabulary of sorts, the pair present a glossary of terms that relate to Sukhareva’s work whilst discussing the artist's installations and publishing projects in which she investigates the phenomenology of objects.
Russian artist Alexandra Sukhareva (b. 1983) has made work from a studio in a remote location near Dubna since 2007. It was near this site of a prestigious nuclear research centre that the artist started her experiments with inorganic toxins, exploring her interest in what she terms ‘mental habits’; the phenomena by which collective and personal psychic forces effect the material world.
In 2012 Alexandra Sukhareva took part in dOCUMENTA(13) with the piece Being of Mother is Bone (2012). She is the author of several field researches, the project Witness (2013-2015, Mousse Publishing and VAC-press). This was dedicated to communities who have left newly-gentrified areas of Moscow for ruined country estates, and in this project the artist explores the role of art objects within such social transformations. Sukhareva is currently working on research project Crest in the grass which explores the effects of the Leningrad Blockade. Since 2016, three of her works have been included in the permanent collection of Castello di Rivoli.
Kasia Redzisz is Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool, where she has organised exhibitions of artists Francis Bacon, Maria Lassing and Edward Krasinski. She has also curated a number of shows and commissions with artists such as Paweł Althamer, Mirosław Bałka, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Taus Makhacheva and others. Between 2010 and 2014 she was Assistant Curator at Tate Modern in London. Kasia is author of severals books on contemporary art, as well as a contributor to exhibition catalogues and magazines.
Supported by Russian Talks Circle