Irina Korina: The Tail Wags the Comet
Exhibition, Garage, Moscow, Russia.
Irina Korina has produced a three-story architectural intervention for the Garage Atrium space that physically and ideologically transports audiences into new surrounds. Referencing the distinctively eclectic urban landscape of Moscow that’s populated with temporary structures, fake edifices, and buildings undergoing reinvention, Korina – who trained as a set designer before studying art – has created an immersive environment that invites visitors to discover the ‘secrets’ of what lies behind a sequence of incongruous yet familiar façades.
Opened in conjunction with the first Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, the Atrium Commission explores the contradictions, humour, and pathos of national and cultural identity.