Sergey Sapozhnikov, A Wonderful Day (2018), mixed media installation
Section: Garden of Flows
The installation is composed of a series of small Polaroids arranged on a display table at Palazzo Butera erected among the ruins of Palazzo Costantino, set in the landscape of the Russian countryside, as well as a selection of larger photographic prints. The artist often works with known and recognisable spaces, showing them from unusual and unexpected perspectives. For this series of new images, Sapozhnikov ‘transported’ the interiors of the decaying noble palace located in Palermo so as to photograph them in his birthplace, Rostov-on-Don, creating works that set themselves apart for their exuberant visual vocabulary combining nature, architecture, and landscape.