13 December 2009

American Beauty - Valeri Vinogradov

American Beauty
Valeri Vinogradov
Kunstihoone Galerii
I entered this exhibition not knowing what to think. The American flag, Mickey Mouse, Obama, Arizona landscape. And the title "American Beauty". Was this really a heartfully tribute to USA? But then I saw the cigarette buts, the empty coke cans and the skull in front of the landscapes. And finally the key to it all - the piece "Glowing Democracy" an Uncle Sam lamp, that is temporarily out of order and not shining its light.