salon: lotta törnroth and anna jermolaewa

JANUARY 28, 2014 6:30PM

Lotta Törnroth will speak about how she employs personal stories, combined with historical events, mythical sagas and literature to create new layers of fiction. She uses photography, text and sculpture to create narratives about the sea, evoking aspects of longing, waiting, and missing.

During her ISCP residency, Anna Jermolaewa worked on her new project Chernobyl Safari which will be exhibited in the upcoming Kiev Biennale. Since the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the 30-kilometer exclusion zone surrounding the Soviet power plant’s reactor has become a veritable nature reserve. Lynxes, wolves, eagles, wild horses, and other rare species inhabit the nearly deserted area. Jermolaewa will speak about her “safari” in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, a paradise for animals normally associated with death and disaster.

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Image Credit:

Anna Jermolaewa, Chernobyl Safari, 2015