Devyanostie (Девяностые)
Nataliya Chernakova, Saturdays. Photo by Francesco Allegretto. Courtesy the artist and Cassina Projects, Milan


Cassina Projects
Via Mecenate, 76/45, 20138 Milano MI


22 Sep 2022 - 26 Nov 2022



Devyanostie (Девяностые)

Through the use of paint, sculpture, video and installation, in the work of each artist -Nataliya Chernakova, Daria Dmytrenko, Vitaliia Fedorova, Victoria Kosheleva, Bogdan Koshevoy- reside cultural attributes of Eastern European, personal childhood memories and a common sensibility which overcomes the geographic boundaries as we know them today.

Devyanostie (Девяностые) -literally 90s- is a word that more than pinning an historical period refers to a feeling and to the strong memories of events that occurred with the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Childhood memories of the Devyanostie kids are very different from European children’s memories from the same generation. Speaking with artists emerged a very strong and clear memory of early childhood. Living a period where a socio-economic revolution was impacting each of their lives, remembrance of daily life of this period grew crucial for them, thereafter those memories became central to their creative process and visual expression. Among their practices we can see symbols and visions that clearly unify them.