Делаем Витраж Искусством


vitrazh-at*

The installation is a series of the mirror objects which are the exact replica of anti-riot shield Vitrazh-AT* in scale 1:1.

When the viewer sees their reflection in the mirror shields, they can identify themselves as participant of the protests in opposition to the chain of the Special Forces fighters.

During the performance at the opening of the project the viewer was acting as an artist. They transformed the Vitrazh-AT* into Vitrazh** as piece of art throwing the stones and smashing the shields.

However the broken mirror is probably the focus of more superstitions than any other subject in the world is.



* Vitrazh-AT - Russian OMON (SWAT) police anti-riot shockproof metal shield. This shield is used for body protection against of hitting by stones, bottles, etc. It is mostly used on the post-soviet area.  

** Vitrazh - stained glass, monumental art, works created from the pieces of
glass or mirror.



The project "Vitrazh-AT" was selected to the short-list
of the Republican competition "National Arts Award" in 2019-2020 in the category "Contemporary Art".

The administration of the competition recalled the project from
the competition the day before the exhibition opening
due to "to avoid the possible provocations before the upcoming presidential elections in the Republic of Belarus".






vitrazh-at* (Витраж-АТ)


2019
installation, 
each object is 90×50×6 cm, 
glass, molding, metallized coating