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KONSTANTINOVA Ludmila/Russia

(Born in 1980, Moscow, Russia)

"Bluestocking", 2000, drawing
In the drawings there are three dead women (three Graces), embodying the consequence of the committed upon them tortures and sexual outrage. The drawings are performed in graphite and blue pencils to strengthen the effect of the violent death. The necks and the wrists of the figures are embraced with ladies' stockings that they were strangled with, this gives the title to the series. The artist's interest to the subject is connected with the reflection of fears and fantasies emerging in the very-day life: "… what is going on in the private life is always more interesting. I am more concerned about a murder in the kitchen than a murder in Chechnya". This is also supplemented by the fear caused by the potential fatality of some habitual and at first sight safe things, such as shoe laces, stockings, plastic bags. Such objects, because of their ubiquity, make a murder a too natural follow up of the communal life and because of this they make it even more horrible. Here the motif of blue is also very important. It brings about cues of the two everyday expressions - "blue beard" and "bluestocking" proper, in the former case suggesting the male violence, and in the latter - the female sexual complexes and problems. Thus, the bluestocking of the subject can be considered not only the evidence of the murder, but also the allegory of the indissoluble link between the executioner and the victim.

Education
1988 - 1996
Art Studio, House of the Architects "Start", Moscow
Since 1998
Moscow Architectural Institute, Russia

Works as illustrator in the magazines "L' Officiel", "ELLE", "Playboy", "NRG", "Marie Claire".

Group exhibitions
2000
"Serials". National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Manege, Moscow, Russia
"New government". Together with G. Ostretsov. Gelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2001
"Adaptation". Museum and public Center named by А.D. Sakharov, Moscow, Russia

Personal projects
2000
"The Mascha's machine", series of conceptual photos
2000-2001
"White people", painting




'Bluestocking', 2000, drawing





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