Text by Annabel Von Gemmingen
163 x 242 mm
Latvia is not only a breathtakingly beautiful country, it is also rich in individual and collective memories, bad as well as good. Latvians, Germans, Russians, and Jews have left their marks here between the strands of the Baltic Sea and vast forests. Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the following collapse of the Soviet Union, Anastasia Khoroshilova (*1978 in Moscow) and Annabel von Gemmingen (*1979 in Düsseldorf) examine how dissimilar memories can look. The artists view history in photographs and texts from the vantage point of two different poles, continuously readjusting their gaze in changing directions so that an objectivising version of events is created. A photo essay project develops, more as if en passant, that combines personal with social narratives.
About the Artist
Anastasia Khoroshilova was born in Moscow. She lives and works in Berlin and Moscow.
About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz publisher are committed to this motto more than ever – with our accustomed high quality we remain faithful to the standards set by Gerd Hatje: premium books that are produced in close collaboration with artists and curators. Our profile has always been shaped by tradition and avant-garde from all over the world. We present our program in a bilingual preview catalogue, in which masters of the twentieth century such as Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin, and Eva Hesse meet contemporary artists such as Michael Borremans, Gerhard Richter, and Filip Dujardin.