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Roman Sakin The Room

The artist recreates a part of his Moscow apartment – “Khrusheka” a type of panel house built in Russia between the ’60 and the ’80s. This type of construction was extremely popular in suburbs all over the country. It is recognisable by very small rooms and low ceilings.
Typical Soviet wall paper imitates the artificial tidiness of the utopian way of life. Inside the installation white blocks move back and forth, penetrating the wall.
This structure continues the artist’s research. He has been working with static and kinetic minimal sculpture and experimenting with spatial intervention in an attempt to change the habitual environment with sudden seemingly unsuitable forms.