The artist Victoria Lomasko will move into a studio in the Festspielhaus Hellerau from 7 to 20 January and work on a mural during this time.
Lomasko deals with social graphics. Since 2008 she has been developing the genre of “graphic report” that existed in pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union and disappeared after their collapse. As an artist and activist, she collaborates with the media and human rights organizations. She travels through Russia and former Soviet republics and investigates the private, psychological and spiritual lives of various fringe groups. Her heroes and heroines are sex slaves from Nizhni Novgorod, women from secret lesbian clubs, teachers of an abandoned village school, prisoners of a penal colony for minors and people, especially women, from the post-Soviet region.