Nadezhda Anfalova

anfalovaBorn in 1976 in St. Petersburg. Graduated from the Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (faculty of graphics, 2001). Curator and lead artist for the “Christmas Alphabet 2009” project, St. Petersburg. Long-listed for the Kandinsky Prize 2008 in the Media Art nomination. Winner of the Anna Nova Gallery prize for exhibition projects (St. Petersburg, 2010).


As everyone knows, a rocket slide of welded metal — until recently a common ride in children’s play­grounds — somehow actually make it to the moon. Now this remnant of a cherished late-Soviet dream is languishing in an alien desert. The miracle did happen, but today it is of no interest to any­one — the forgotten relic is rusting somewhere in the backyard of the universe. In our seemingly “in­termediate” age, when art is blindly skating along and becoming bogged down in simple design, and when it seems there are no opportunities for free and original gestures, the dangerous and happy boundary of the unknown still exists, and as always awaits us beyond the threshold. The shadow of the playground-rocket’s skeleton stretches out toward us “from the moon,” from a photograph, into the space of the gallery. It gives onlookers a thread on which they can pull to recall the charm and power of the “illusions” of our recent past. In the cultural ecology of old St. Petersburg, which has been subject to greater destruction over the last 10 years than during the entire preceding century, children’s playgrounds had their own vital magical role to play. The late 1990s brought twilight to the “belle epoque” of the playgrounds, which were squeezed out by “Eurostandard” constructions. Anfalova’s “SPACEYARD” is intended to pull on the hidden strings inside all those who spent their childhoods in these pagan shrines, these zones of fairy-tale freedom.
Andrey Khlobystin

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