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Sergei Yakunin. Sculpture and Site-specific art


Author: Sergei Yakunin, Bohdan Shumilovich, Galina Khorunzha, Tetiana Voloshyna
Language: English
Year of publication: 2021
Number of pages: 160
Size: 222 x 224 mm
Cover: soft

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Sergei Yakunin’s place in Ukrainian contemporary art is defined both by the spirit of his work and the locations. The artist prefers to shy away from commercial projects, demonstrating a preference for large urban spaces and natural landscapes. Sometimes these settings are empty, sometimes they are teeming with people, but Yakunin’s work effortlessly reflects its specific locale: this is what makes site-specific art different from other art forms. This publication represents an overview of Yakunin’s work from 1970—2018 as a pioneer of Ukrainian site-specific art showing the artist’s development from easel painting, through environmental sculpture, installation, so-called land art, actionism and performance art. All of these are part of the wider definition of site-specific art — designed specifically for a particular location and constructed to explore the context in which it exists, integrated with the artist’s specific message.