Nikolay Oleynikov

assorted artworks {since 2010 'till present}

DEAR HEART, WHERE DOES THIS MINE LEAD? The Burlesque Museum, vol. 2

a total multyspace installation produced for the 2nd edition of the Labin Industrial Art Biennale in Istria (Croatia). curated by WHW

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this piece continues the work Oleynikov started in 2015 in Bosnia\Herzegovina, playing around his obsessions: eroticisms, and historical  sensitivities; oral histories, and urban\rural legends. The story about Tito’s unknown sun now leads us into the mines of Istria, formerly powerful coal industrial area with complex historical background, that Oleynikov won’t even try to untangle. He, instead, weaves more nods, confusing real with a mock, past with now, Tom Waits with late Yugoslav porn magazines, auto-erotic self-ridiculing exercises, and both tragedy and farce.

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