press release

2016 is the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union. This historic moment has prompted artists' duo Marta Volkova and Slava Shevelenko to realise a special art project that focuses on the creation and functioning of collective mythology. In the exhibition The Altai Files, the artists try to reconstruct myths that are deeply rooted in reality for the public, in the form of an installation that can be described as a report of their expedition to the Altai region of Siberia. Paintings, drawings, objects and videos tell Volkova's and Shelevenko's version of the story of the unexpected consequences of space programmes in this region.