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Moscow Diary
set of 15 lenticular postcards, embroidered towel
postcard size (each): 12 x 7 in
2007

"Alina and Jeff Bliumis's work references Walter Benjamin's "Moscow Diary" charting his visit to Moscow for two months during the winter of 1926-27. His reasons for visiting Moscow at this time were his affection for Asja Lacis and his interest in the Communist party and the Russian Revolution. Benjamin, in his most personal text, describes his time in his hotel room, his walks on Tverskaia street going to the Asja's sanatorium, the theater or Red Square and his visit to a range of government offices. Bliumis's lenticular prints present from the left sites in contemporary Moscow referenced in Benjamin's walks through the city and from the right image of mail-order-brides sourced from the internet, questioning both private and public passions."
text: Nicola Lees and Georgina Jackson

Moscow Diary: Nov 21, near train station, "Take Me Home", Olga, ID: 1081016
Lenticular postcard
12 x 7 in
2007

Moscow Diary: Nov 21, Maykovsky Square, "The Future Depends On You", Victoria
Lenticular postcard
12 x 7 in
2007

Moscow Diary: Nov 21, near Museum of Contemporary History Of Russia, Katerina, age: 27, height: 5' 6"
Lenticular postcard
12 x 7 in
2007

Moscow Diary: Nov 21, near Lenin Museum, Alexandra, code: W104
Lenticular postcard
12 x 7 in
2007

Installation view, Left Pop exhibition, Moscow Museum Of Modern Art< Russia