Anna Taganzeva-Kobzeva | Field of Flowers
16 – 25 Apr 2021

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Curators: Alina Chichikova, Elena Fadeeva
Dates: 16 - 25 Apr 2021
Artists: Anna Taganzeva-Kobzeva

Anna Taganzeva-Kobzeva | Field of Flowers
16 – 25 Apr 2021

Field of Flowers
Anna Taganzeva-Kobzeva
16.04.2021 – 25.04.2021

“Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
Zhuang Zhou

Fābula gallery is delighted to present the second pop-up project in our new space in Gostiny Dvor. The total installation “Field of Flowers” is created by Anna Tagantseva-Kobzeva. Images of flowers and butterflies often appear in Anna’s works, symbolizing the duality of the beautiful and the sublime, the beginning and the end, life and death. The artist connects the ephemeral and harmless image of a butterfly with images of military drones and the idea of mass surveillance. The famous quote of Zhuang Zhou, one of the founders of Taoism, which became the prologue of this pop-up exhibition, was inspired by the history of our space. What was once a Chinese restaurant and souvenir has become a contemporary art venue – the reality around us is relative and full of casual irony.

Anna Taganzeva-Kobzeva is a multimedia artist from St. Petersburg, she received her education at St. Petersburg State University and ICA Moscow. Anna is currently continuing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna at the Faculty of Bildende Kunst. Her visual language combines elements of hieroglyphic and runic writing, reflecting her interest in the occult and its interaction with modern science and philosophy. Anna works both with traditional media: painting and sculpture, as with digital: video art and augmented reality. Her research also includes immersive and performative practices.

Anna is one of the founders of the APXIV art group. She has participated in Art Week SPB 2020, Copenhagen Art Week 2019, Budapest Art Week. In 2020, she also won the Digital Dreams competition, supported by the Qatar Embassy in Moscow. She took part in the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art within the framework of the project “Time Has Stopped”, as well as in the parallel program of the 6th and 7th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, “The New art Fest 2020” Maker Art Pandemia Lisbon, Portugal and many group projects in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Lives and works in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Curators: Alina Chichikova, Elena Fadeeva.