AKINCI proudly announces the
first exhibition of Factory of Found Clothes (FFC) presented by the Russian
artist Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya) with the project ‘Wings of
This project by Gluklya is
presented at AKINCI as a ‘transparent research’ and focuses on migrants who come
to Russia from the former Soviet Union. Migrants are often used as unskilled and
low-paid workers, as a rule displaced to the periphery of society. This closure
is determined by the deprived and often illegal status of migrants, as well as
by the culture and language differences.
The film ‘Wings of Migrants’ which forms part of
the show, is a collective collaboration with the “No dance company” in
St-Petersburg. It started from the idea to create a long term project: ‘Theatre
for migrants’. There is a historical link to the ‘Proletkult theatre’ (1920) of
Ezenshtain and Trtyakov, who went to the GAZ factory (Gazovii zavod) to play
theatre. The idea of FFC was to create an encounter with dancers and migrant
workers in order to invite them to become part of an utopian situation where
they all can exist together in an equal position. The film was realized in one
of the oldest factories in St-Petersburg.
Gluklya’s work has been exhibited in
Russia and abroad, including at the VOLTA8, Basel (2012), MUMOK, Vienna (2012).
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden (2011), Shedhalle, Zurich (2011), SMART
Project Space, Amsterdam (2011), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2011), Kunsthalle,
Vienna (2011), ICA, London (2010), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2011 & 2009),
Thessaloniki Biennale (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art, Kalmar (2008),
Botkyrka Konsthall (2007), National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2006).