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Olga Chernysheva

Russian Museum

Galerie Iragui, Moscow

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Artist
Olga Chernysheva
Title
Russian Museum
Year
2004
Duration
6 min 11 s

The video Russian Museum, by artist Olga Chernysheva, poetically portrays the romantic principle of reflection: a tour of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg with a handheld camera does not so much show the famous paintings on display as it reveals the mirror images reflected from the frames. Young Muscovite women in tight jeans and high-heeled shoes seem to run through works by Russian painters, while guards wander across the river in a landscape and gentlemen in street clothes disappear into bushes, from which new pictures suddenly appear: pictures generating pictures, on an infinite scale.

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