In this series Yelena builds on aesthetic traditions of religious art to create contemporary rituals, icons and altars. For example she appropriates the halo and its placement around the body albeit using everyday objects. These works may be interpreted as an act of blasphemy because Yelena places herself at the centre, commenting on male domination in religious tradition and in particular Russian Orthodox Church.

  • art
  • year: 2016-2017
  • medium: performalist selfportrait, still life
  • dimensions: 40x30cm










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