Irina Korina

Born: 1977, Moscow

Irina Korina works with cheap, recognisable household materials and everyday objects. Very often these are the clothes worn by typical representatives of their classes. In the Scarecrow object (2012), we see football scarves, the traditional Russian patchwork style and the typical attire of the migrant workers flocking to Russia from Central Asia. But this smorgasbord of materials is not quite as harmless as it looks. For your typical Muscovite, it represents all the fears that he experiences towards alien social strata – and fear, as we know, is the main reason for hate.

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