Sputnik Photos. Lost Territories: Sediment (LTA 2)

Sputnik Photos. Lost Territories: Sediment (LTA 2)

CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland 21.10.2016 - 05.02.2017

The desk, mirror, and bird carcass are some of the keys to travelling around the terrains of the former Soviet Union – painful territories of unfinished transformations, into which the photographers from the international Sputnik Photos collective take us. The devastated landscapes of the nuclear polygons and uranium mines mix here with the traces of the self-organization of people, who on the ruins of yesterday's empire are building a new daily existence. The female veterans of past wars neighbour refugees from present conflict zones. The disappearing borders of the Baltic States, which are increasingly moving towards the west, are confronted with the monumental architecture of modern despotisms, which, among others, in Azerbaijan is slowly reconstructing the cult of the individual known years ago. Portrayed in the following photographs were the complex and often violent facets of the fall of communism.

The presentation at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw is the first of a series of exhibitions, which will be created under the project Lost Territories. Each of the emerging narratives will touch upon another important aspect of the post-Soviet area.

Curator: Paweł Szypulski

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