As a result, the Forget Me Not
exhibition takes four rooms.
The first exhibition room is dedicated to time. The main project here is the work by Svetlana Kruglova called Three Sisters
. This is a photo report with pictures of three sisters taken from 1965 to 1991. Under each photo there is a short text featuring the main events of those years. There are two types of history. One is lived by a normal person, the other (history of wars, celebrities, etc.) is written in textbooks. The same hall features two more works on the same topic: Genealogical Meter
by Olesya Frich and On Shift!
by Lyudmila Koltushkina.
The theme of the second exhibition hall is family. A large panel picture by Anna Butyrskikh features five or six generations of the same family depicted behind the back of the protagonist, a teenage son of the artist. On the wall next to it, there is a reconstruction of a child's photo album made by Sofya Razumovskaya in a theatrical, playful manner. For some reason, her parents did not take many pictures of her as a child. There is only one picture left. She used it as a leitmotif for her project. Building upon her childhood memories and the interior of her house, Sofya managed to recreate her lost childhood. Behind the columns, there are Little Secrets
by Alexander Cherepanov. The author took photos of tiny pictures of his ancestors and himself as a child and used the textures of the houses, where his characters once lived, as a background.
In the next room, there is a mockumentary by Lelya Sobenina about all possible scenarios for the life of her great-uncle who went missing in the war. Ghost
by Alexander Prokofyev is the most intimate project of all. A photo of a child by the Christmas tree and memories of how the boy could not dare to recite a poem, to overcome the fear of public speaking. The childhood trauma remained with the author for the rest of his life and is partly overcome with the help of this project, through its publicity. And then comes an art work by Olesya Frich. A picture of inheritance in the female line in the form of a thread of a rug woven by the artist's grandmother. This work is followed by the video about Lake Tavatuy by Sofya Razumovskaya. Oksana Prikhodko made a self-portrait, in which she appeared as a bride. It is a joyful and, at the same time, mournful picture. On September 22, there were many important events in her life. The death of her grandfather, the 40th day after the death of her father, and her marriage.