364 Days – Russia’s remaining war veterans by Sasha Sokolova.
Sasha Sokolova – 364 Days Project Sasha Sokolova – 364 Days Project
364 Days is a significant artistic and cultural project documenting the remaining Russian war veterans and their daily lives. The exhibition opens on 8th May at the Pop Up Museum, at Neo Geo Business Centre Ulitsa Butlerova, 17, in Moscow.
The concept originated from the observation of my grandfather. He is a veteran of the Second World War and had a significant influence on me becoming as a painter. He taught me to draw from the age of 4 and always sought to offer constructive criticism. In his life, he made a successful career as an artist in the Soviet Union, performing the most important orders in the style of Soviet realism, but now his vision has worsened and he no longer paints.
Instead, his days pass in anticipation of the most important day in his life each year – Victory Day. Every year, on May 9, he and those who fought Russia in the war, are gifted with attention and gratitude, lauded, marched on Victory Square is an image that is familiar to most Russians. This project is aimed at reflecting the other 364 days in their life.
Sasha Sokolova – 364 Days Project Sasha Sokolova – 364 Days Project Sasha Sokolova – 364 Days Project Sasha Sokolova – 364 Days Project