Anzhelika Gonchar's exhibition
The ALIUM project is dedicated to people with pronounced body features. Artist Anzhelika Gonchar uses various media to demonstrate the stories of people who have experienced severe physical and emotional pain, but managed to accept themselves and love their bodies.
The project includes the stories of eleven people, each of them has its own characteristics. The exhibition will feature sculptures, as well as a video in which each participant tells their life story: what difficulties they had to face, what they had to experience and understand in order to move on.
Anzhelika Gonchar, artist: "I am sure that there is beauty even where most people do not see it. The main idea of this project is to show the beauty in human imperfection, to help a person accept and love himself and his body, to be in harmony with himself. I wanted to show each part of the body as a work of art that has its own personal story."
The ALIUM project is complemented by the artist's works from the "Destruction of the Body" series. These are installations from different parts of the body, each of which is presented in the process of physical disappearance. Robots give us an insight into how vulnerable our physical shell is. All sculptures from the series are made of short-lived, thin material - plaster bandage, which symbolizes the fragility of the body. The artist was a model for removing casts in order to feel the idea of defenselessness and vulnerability.