#1, #2 and #3 parts of the project ST()RE

 

 

2010

 

Three public art installations

For Art Boom Tauron Festival, Krakow, Poland

3 showcase of glass and metal. Various objects, photographic documentation

 

 

 

 

 

Project curator: Hanna Liubakova

 

 

The showcase was created for the historical place in Krakow (Poland). Established anonymously in the city, it resembled information stand, a pseudo museum piece, the place of some accident and a trap for tourists. The showcase is filled with various objects – sculpture, ready-made, newspaper clippings, photographs, etc. Many historical points in the city lost the interactivity and turned into boring tourist areas that mechanically try to read the city’s historic cover.

 

«During the ArtBoom Tauron Festival, glass display cases have been installed in the centre of Krakow, on sites of historical importance boxes of various dimensions created by Sergey Shabohin especially for specific locations in the city. The artist studied the history of the places and filled the cases with the most varied array of objects, texts, and paintings. They allude to the history and events associated with the selected places, but also to the experiences randomly encountered by passers-by in the area. Inside the cases there are reproductions, prints, sculptures, modern items, photographs, maps and landscapes, but also «created by the artist» photographic images of contemporary tourists, which are juxtaposed with historical documents, reproductions of artworks, modern objects and representations of global catastrophes and tragedies. Shabohin’s objects are, in the conception of the artist, to constitute a synthesis of public and private life, the past and the present, facts and lies, the exceptional and the banal. For passers-by these glass boxes may be just a new attraction, an entertaining display, a type of information kiosk or pseudo-museum, and for many people travelling to Krakow, they may seem a sort of trap»

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The show cases were filled with diverse, often specific objects, and cause various reactions from the audience. For example: in one of the display cases the nuns perceived insult of the Pope and the Catholic Church and tried to smash the windows. Some of the residents recalled the recent tragic for Poland air crash and the floods in Krakow (which ended a week before the appearance of the shop windows) and put flowers, candles and notes to the display cases.

 

 

 

ST()RE #1

Main Market, Krakow

 

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ST()RE #2

Maria Magdalena Square, Krakow

 

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ST()RE #3

Small Market, Krakow

 

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Selected objects

 

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more about objects

 

 

+ video about installation of work:

 

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Art Boom Tauron Festival ©

 

 

Work in collections:

Since 2012, ST()RE #1 and ST()RE #2 in Collection II, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland

Since 2012, print Chanel Handbag (1/10) from ST()RE #1 in Pavel Preobrazhensky‘s private collection, Poland

Since 2013, object Chanel Handbag from ST()RE #1 in Alexey Lunev‘s private collection, Belarus