The Catalogue of Opportunities



"The Catalogue of opportunities" consists of six light boxes with photographs of cityscapes from old Soviet architecture magazines. The artist transformed the original images by cutting out the parts of the buildings that nowadays are covered with commercial advertisement. The motivation behind the work comes from the artists’ awareness of the prevailing spirit of change in the post-Soviet society. As the artist states, "In a way the Soviet public sphere is helpless, it cannot protect itself from aggressive privatization such as the invasion of advertisements in the streets."