The New Past
Exhibition: 13 Mar – 30 Jun 2019
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
Bolotnaya embankment 3, bld. 1
+7 495-228 98 78
Tue-Fri 12-21, Sat-Sun 12-22
Tamara Stoffers, one of the brightest of the new generation of young Dutch photographers, dives into images from the past to create old-fashioned collages which give birth to crazy photographic scenes.
Tamara Stoffers composes her images from old books about the former USSR. She cuts out, pastes and creates new situations, often making absurd visual connections. In her collages, the city is a dream, even if it is more of a surrealist dystopian vision. She tests the city as an agglomeration of visual and sensory stimuli, making it an ideal place to draw inspiration. Her densely peopled scenes show meetings between many different things, and the situations conjured up are often visually strange. Being in the city provides an opportunity to observe and interpret under a blanket of anonymity. It is a place to fantasise, to wander aimlessly and to be surprised.