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Tags: EU | Russia | Toxic Art

Artist Probes Russia's Toxic Legacy through Family History

Artist Probes Russia's Toxic Legacy through Family History

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:38 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian artist has put a spotlight on what he calls "the ruins of a Soviet mythology" with a new exhibit that focuses on the chemical industry in his hometown.

The exhibit at Moscow's Museum of Modern Art features Pavel Otdelnov's architecturally precise paintings of decayed factories in the city of Dzerzhinsk interspersed with objects from factory workers' daily lives.

Otdelnov was born into a "labor dynasty" that gave the city, the center of Soviet chemical manufacturing, several generations of chemical workers. His mother boiled his parents' bedding daily because his father's skin absorbed chemicals and yellowed the sheets.

Many plants that were part of the military industrial complex didn't survive the collapse of the Soviet Union, but their toxic waste remains buried in underground dumps or seeping from landfills.

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A Russian artist has put a spotlight on what he calls "the ruins of a Soviet mythology" with a new exhibit that focuses on the chemical industry in his hometown.The exhibit at Moscow's Museum of Modern Art features Pavel Otdelnov's architecturally precise paintings of...
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:38 AM
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