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Group exhibition on the topic of "Hauntomology in post-Soviet counties"

ФИО студента: Sofya Afanaseva

Руководитель: Alexandra Kuznetsova

Кампус/факультет: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Программа: Design (Bachelor)

Год защиты: 2021

The theory of hauntology, (from the word haunt - “a ghost”), named so by analogy to ontology, the study of existence, describes a special type of a ghost existence as an entity that is neither animate (that is “existing”), nor inanimate (that "has existed"). Hauntology studies how the non-existent exists: after all, ghosts are present, but not in reality. In Russian, some researchers use the term "призракология" as an alternative, a more understandable version and translation of the term "хонтология". An exhibition on the topic of hauntology of post-Soviet spaces is a new way of looking at post-Soviet art. Artists working with the topics of memory, past, Soviet and post-Soviet have the opportunity to put their art in the context of hauntology and give a new meaning to it. This is a research exhibition that is aimed at systematizing and comprehending works related to the topic of post-Soviet spaces. Reflection on spaces became a part of the exhibition: how, in what way and which spaces got into the focus of the artists' works. Post-Soviet spaces both public and private, from the country itself, industrial zones, cities and streets, to standard apartment buildings, communal apartments and dachas.

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