11 September - 28 November 2014
To celebrate the London Design Festival, Gallery Elena Shchukina is delighted to present Born in the USSR, a specifically curated exhibition of contemporary Russian design.
Developed with media partner Wallpaper magazine, the latest work by 14 designers - product, ceramic, graphic and fashion - born before 1991's Perestroika, explores the theme of what it means to be born within one cultural environment, at the moment of interchange, and practicing within an altered geopolitical realm from both an artistic and professional standpoint.
Posing the narrative that design can become homogenous when created for the world arena, curator Suzanne Trocmé asks "Two decades later are we still able to sense a national spirit within the work of Russian contemporary designers or do all designers now aim to produce for a global audience? Is the period in which these designers were born into reflected in their work?"
Gallery Elena Shchukina is committed to exposing quality works from all over the world. At this moment in time the protagonists of Born in the USSR are still relatively young in the world of design yet strike a mature and developed chord on the world stage. "Marketplaces are different, ever changing, but talent always remains talent" says Trocmé.