(St. Petersburg, Russia)
Inside the House of Culture, you can see a young woman in formal clothes. She walks the halls, documenting opinions. Opinions are not something that should be hidden. They are always untruths that can save, that can comfort. By voicing opinions out loud, the woman brings them into the open and gives them material form. The opinions spread to another possibility where such knowledge is also needed. They show unity with the viewers, appropriating their reactions.
Mariya Karol studied Contemporary Art at the online school Sreda Obucheniya (2018). Her work was featured in the Winzavod.Open group exhibition for 2021. In 2019, she enrolled in the PRO ARTE Foundation School for Young Artists. Her studies culminated in a thesis show at NAMEGALLERY curated by Sasha Obukhova.