Dear iDEALS, inaugurating a quarterly exhibition series at 74Quincampoix, is the debut exhibition of Gosha Rubchinskiy and Kira Bunse for Paris France. Entitled Transfiguration \\ Ambient Doesn’t Work respectively, the exhibition appears for only four days from October 18 - 21, running parallel to Paris’ premier annual art event, FIAC.
Both professional photographers, both visual artists, and both fashion creatives in their own right, Gosha and Kira’s work documents the rise of a new Post-Soviet and European aesthetic as much as they are involved in shaping it.
A special music + video performance by oFF LOVE also forms part of the opening reception evening.
GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY employs multiple artistic techniques (photo / video / elegant sportswear) and multiple channels (gallery / print / fashion) to express a singular preoccupation: Russians whose birth calendar begins at 1991.
Expressing the mentality of a Post-Soviet youth generation, Rubchinskiy sees his cohort re-appropriating Western/Capitalist culture in a very exclusive and peculiar Russian way. In his work, orthodoxy meets black metal, sport and skate. As he visually documents the confrontation between Russian religious roots and his so-called “Post-Soviet mentality”, Rubchinskiy also lays his hope. 74Quincampoix is pleased to present the launch of Rubchinskiy’s “ TRANSFIGURATION BOOK”. Limited and signed copies will be available, along with limited edition prints.
KIRA BUNSE is a German photographer residing in Paris acting out another singular preoccupation: documenting the European Coming-of-Age Boy. Co-founder of Nine Daugthers and a Stereo – a master’s thesis project turned international model-casting agency - Bunse was an early experiential witness to the breakdown of not only disciplines but also the merge of academia/art with commerce/media. Cresting young on tetonic shift is no simple matter and through it Bunse developed a precise visual aesthetic as well as sympathetic understanding of the aspirational needs of her subjects.
Not satisfied with simple photographic documentation, Bunse remains close, accompanying her photographic collaborators to wider media forums and runway through her agency project All The Right Stuff. “ TROUBLE EXPOSURES”, Kira Bunse’s most recent photo book will also be exhibited with limited signed editions available, along with limited edtition prints