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"Olga Kisseleva’s project for the Musée Chagall, is formulated as an echo to the works displayed in the exhibition space but opens the proposition as it expands its reach. She takes illustrations from sacred books as does Chagall, but her intention and means are not the same. She prefers a more critical and conceptual mode to Chagall’s figurative and allegorical approach. Taking as starting point the three founding texts of the religions of the book: the Bible, the Koran and the Torah, Kisseleva also interrogates another book, - Capital by Karl Marx – a book that in its own way also evokes, as do the other three, the notion of « Paradise ». These books propose either the possibility of attaining paradise after life on earth, or the creation of a paradise here on earth. « Paradise » is the entire surface of the wall facing the mosaic depicting the life of the prophet Elijah, an electronic tag whose interface leads to the word « Paradise ». The dialogical structure linking the two images, the instigation of a discussion with the viewer in the physical space of the museum (since the sign is legible from the rooms containing Chagall’s work), is accompanied by a group of text fragments excerpted from the four different books in which one finds the word « Paradise ». These fragments are inscribed on colored mirrors (four colors, one for each of the four books), distributed along the walls of the room. " /Christophe Kihm/

"Windows", Musée National Marc Chagall, Nice, France, 2007-2008 (solo show)

Christophe Kihm Olga Kisseleva : signs that don’t lie. /french /english/

Nice Matin Nice, France, December 16th 2007, Helena Erena, Olga Kisseleva: être au monde(pdf) /french/

  • aesthetics
    • installation-based
  • genres
    • bioart
Technology & Material

mirrors, interactive installation