book ''Road to Petergof'' in the artist’s ''Yearbook 2020–2021''
I am glad to share the news that my artist book ''Road to Petergof'' has been included in the artist’s ''Yearbook 2020–2021'' edited by Sarah Bodman.
Artists’ pages by: Megan Adie (Denmark) Angie Butler (UK), Robert Good (UK) Eva Hejdström (Sweden), Paul Laidler (UK), Daniel Lehan (UK), Sophie Loss (UK), Linda Parr (UK), Ekaterina Vasilyeva (Russia) and Eiji Watanabe (Japan).
The ABYB is a biennial reference publication focusing on international activity in the field of book arts. It serves as a resource for librarians, artists, academics, students, collectors, dealers, publishers and researchers, in fact anyone interested in artists’ books!
I still have copies my book ''Road to Petergof'' (Edition of 90 copies (numbered and signed) left. To order the book feel free contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I decided to focus my attention on a very particular piece of land: the territory of the road from Saint Petersburg to Petergof, a tract established by Peter the Great in 1710 to connect the newly built capital to the monarch’s suburban residencies and the resulting huge architectural ensemble according to the Peter idea had to overshadow the road from Paris to Versailles.
This territory exemplifies the paradoxical nature of the Russian landscape. This vision, however, was not meant to accommodate the actuality of the rural land, a layer which remained excluded from the official discourse and hence invisible.