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DIANA SHPUNGIN

YOU WILL REMEMBER THIS

& 1664 SUNDAYS (BLACK SQUARE)

(USA)

 

As part of the festival, the artist created an installation consisting of a large pile of potatoes, signed paper bag editions, a personal family recipe and her fathers story of survival in former USSR black market culture. The title, 1664 Sundays refers to the exact number of Sundays that the artist and her father lived in common. The work also pays homage to the late Cuban-American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres as well as referencing Kazimir Malevich geometric works. Visitors were able to take home one of the packages with a recipe, put potatoes in it and cook a dish, creating their own new construct of memory inspired by the artwork.

 

Diana Shpungin is an artist born in Riga, who lives and works in New York. Her art practice is based on a multidisciplinary approach and includes sculpture, installations, animation, video and sound works. In her work, Diana explores the topics of both personal and collective experience, as well as the search for empathy across identity lines. Using various materials and techniques, the artist is always in search of a balance between form and content, superstition and logic, sentimentality and science and the poetic and rational.