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Wrapped Up in Books
Julia Borissova

July 30 (Sat) - August 14 (Sun), 2022

IACK is pleased to present an exhibition by Yulia Barisava, an Estonian artist living in St. Petersburg.

Barisava is an artist who reinterprets real people and historical stories through handmade artist books that combine techniques such as photography, collage, and installation. Despite his independent activities and production methods, his one-of-a-kind world view and high-quality works have won the hearts of many people, and his works have been exhibited in London's Tate Modern Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Also included in the Sir Elton John Photographic Collection

This exhibition presents a collection of works that Barisava has produced to date, as well as works that visitors can participate in, derived from the self-published artist book "He Had a Hat" last year. In "He Had a Hat", the artist reconsidered the photographs of "a person wearing a hat", which has appeared as an impressive motif in his past works. This work was created based on the discovery that the figure of my father in my memory may have been superimposed there.

In this work, which is an extension of the artist book, visitors bring materials related to "hats" such as photos, clippings, postcards, drawings, collages, etc. Redeemable for the artist's print in the box After the exhibition ends, Barisava plans to create a new artist book based on the collected materials. The series of processes in this work reflects the way the work moves back and forth between the artist's personal and universal realms, and creates a multi-layered communication that transcends cultural backgrounds, distances, and time. prize

A collection of Barisava's works, including some out-of-print books, will also be on sale at the venue. Please take this opportunity to visit us.

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Wrapped Up in Books
Julia Borissova
Date: July 30 (Sat) - August 14 (Sun), 2022 *First week is Wednesday and Thursday
Hours: Weekdays 12:00-17:30 / Weekends & Holidays 12:00-19:00
Venue: IACK
Contact: info (at) iack.studio

[How to participate in the participatory work]
By bringing your favorite materials such as photos, clippings, postcards, drawings, collages, etc. related to "Hat" to the venue , can be exchanged for one artist's print Participation is free of charge and anyone can participate during the exhibition period. After the exhibition ends, the collected materials will be handed over to the artist, and a new collection of works will be created based on them. If you have any materials, please contact the owner.

Limited number of prints Thank you for your understanding when the number of distributions ends. In addition, even after the artist's prints are gone, we will continue to recruit materials related to hats during the exhibition.

*Precautions for visiting
Please refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well. Also, please cooperate with wearing a mask and disinfecting your hands when entering the store. Those who do not comply with the above may be asked to refrain from entering the store. Thank you for your understanding

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Julia Borissova
From Estonia, lives in St. Petersburg Creates works that reinterpret various real people and historical stories through hand-made artist books using techniques such as photography, collage, and installation. Despite his independent activities and production methods, his one-of-a-kind world view and high-quality works have won the hearts of many people, and his works have been exhibited in London's Tate Modern Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Included in the Sir Elton John Photographic Collection