Daria Melnikova

Room 3. Follow Me

Aluminum tubes, threads, custom-made necklaces, chains, candles, homemade gluten-free bread, fabrics, palm tree leaves, video loop with sound

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Daria Melnikova’s installation is a lightly ironic metaphor about new faiths and values. Its poetics are both architectonic and verbal, because they play upon manifestations and objects that young people are in synch with. Among other things, Melnikova chooses trendy words, which are included in ‘cult’ mass consumption items; on this occasion, in chains: Peace. Faith. Love. Hope. Purity. She creates a kind of altar, which resonates with the new, ‘cool’ churches. Here, the presence of pop culture is considered unobtrusively and elegantly.

- Helena Demakova - 

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Video sound: I Believe I Can Fly (R. Kelly cover) by Sign Libra

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group show Bigger Peace, Smaller Peace at Latvian Railway History museum, 06.10. - 15.11.2015, Riga

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Participating artists: Aigars Bikše, Māra Brīvere, Barbara Gaile, Krista Dzudzilo & Reinis Dzudzilo, Indriķis Ģelzis, Ieva Kaula, Ernests Kļaviņš & Andrejs Kļaviņš, Maija Kurševa, Imants Lancmanis, Liene Mackus, Līga Marcinkeviča, Daria Melnikova, Kaspars Podnieks, Mārtiņš Ratniks, Ieva Rubeze, Inta Ruka,  Krišs Salmanis, Zane Tuča, Evita Vasiļjeva, Vilnis Vītoliņš, Brigita Zelča – Aispure

Curated by Helēna Demakova

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