Turning to a multifaceted narrative is one of characteristic features of our time. Willingness to create a story is an attribute of stable epochs, when an orderly narrative recognizes itself in an orderly worldview, even if this worldview nothing more than a simulacrum. The ability to narrate is in especially great demand when stability comes to replace the «times of turmoil» and when it attempts to hide its eventual unsteadiness and questionability. It is the ability to narrate, i.e. create a multidimensional large-scale work, that some artists rely on in their “second biographies”: artists who began their careers at the times when narrative could not cope with reality overwhelmed with catastrophic events and feverish speed. Katya-Anna Taguti, the author of People project, is of this generation.
From February 21 to March 15, 2015, the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum will host the exhibition “Accessories and more”. In the project partners are involved: All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, collectors A. L. Kusakin and G. I. Presnyakova and also three artists of the “East Meets West Gallery”.
Erarta Galleries London presents Laces & Surges by Moscow artist Anna Taguti. Short-‐listed for the Kandinsky Prize (Best New Project, 2009), Russia’s most esteemed prize for the contemporary arts, her work combines unusual approaches to printmaking with elements of collage and delicate hand-‐stitched embroidery to create otherworldly works on paper and panel, and textile pieces that defy classification.