“Imagination, dreams, mysticism, emotional staging, excellent photography with digital collage and painting, that would be a short version of the works in this exhibition. The artist Katerina Belkina (*1974) grew up in Samara on the Volga and received a diploma at the Academy of Arts there. At the beginning of the 2000s, she deepened her interest in photography at Michael Musorin's photography school. The art world had had a hard time with photography for many years; the medium was only depictive and not characterized by free creative work and statements like fine art. For Katerina Belkina, photography is the medium for realizing her artistic ideas. The three-dimensional space offers her the framework and the stage in which she can express herself. The image content is staged choreographically and is in no way inferior to a film concept with moving images.
Katerina Belkina directs the interplay of idea, actors, location, light, atmosphere, color, space and self-created props. The artist highlights the visual artistic result of photography with digital collage and painting to perfection. The static photographic work of art stands on its own and does not fit into or out of a temporal series of images, as in moving film sequences. In our exhibition “DREAM WALKERS AND MAGIC THINGS” we show works from the cycle of German fairy tales that Katerina Belkina dedicated to from 2019 to 2021. For the artist, these fairy tales are a metaphor for the existence of generally valid norms, an archetypal narrative of good and evil, a literary and cultural reference point in European countries. The content-rich collection of Grimm's fairy tales stands for cultural identity and common roots. The fascination of fairy tales lies primarily in the visual development in our heads. They stimulate the imagination and develop our judgment with their role model character. Katerina Belkina's elaborate image productions visualize the narrative, but do not limit the viewer's imagination. The aspiring photo artist is well on her way to securing a permanent place for herself in the world of photographic art through ideas, craftsmanship, consistency and perseverance. Katerina Belkina has lived and worked in Werder (Havel) for several years. It is a pleasure for her and everyone involved to be able to show a selection from her fairy tale cycle to all visitors, young and old, especially during the Christmas season.
Frank W. Weber – curator of the city gallery KUNST-SCHOSS
on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, 7 pm
November 30th, 2023 – January 14th, 2024
always Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m
not open on December 23rd, 24th and January 1st.
Open on Christmas Day 1st and 2nd and on New Year's Eve
We are showing conceptual photographic art by Katerina Belkina in a breathtaking exhibition. The German fairy tale world is depicted by the artist in fascinating photos. Within the exhibition you can see props and objects that Katerina Belkina creates specifically for her photo productions. During the Christmas season, this is the exhibition for young and old. Katerina Belkina has been living in Werder (Havel) for several years and is one of the hottest and up-and-coming international photo artists.
City gallery Kunst-Geschoss at the Schützenhaus
14542 Werder (Havel)
Curator of the city gallery: Frank W. Weber
Phone: +49 172 1738081
The city gallery Kunst-Geschoss is an institution of the city of Werder (Havel)