“Screens Series: Anastasia Sosunova” continues the New Museum’s Screens Series, a platform for the presentation of new video works by emerging contemporary artists.
Anastais Sosunova, Agents, 2021 (still). Video, color, sound; 14:57 min. Courtesy the artist. Video commissioned for “Roots to Routes,” 2020, curated by Juste Kostikovaite, Maija Rudovska and Merilin Talumaa, with the support of the Baltic Culture Fund.
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Anastasia Sosunova (b. 1993, Ignalia, Lithuania) works across video, sculpture, printmaking, and installation. In her moving image pieces, she uses personal narrative to investigate the socio-political landscape of contemporary Lithuania. Sosunova’s recent works have explored popular folk traditions, post-Soviet national identity, and the tension between public and private space in the Covid era, among many other topics. This presentation will include three recent videos: Demikhov Dog (2017), Messed Up Terrains (2019), and Agents (2020), all of which mix historical research and creative fiction to examine tenuously constructed feelings of community and belonging.
“Screen Series: Anastasia Sosunova” is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator.
Anastasia Sosunova lives and works in Vilnius Lithuania. Recent solo exhibitions include “Diluvial Valleys,” Swallow, Vilnius, Lithuania (2021); “Barry Walking Himself,” Kogo, Tartu, Estonia (2019); “Second Skin” (collaboration with Andrea Zucchini), Editorial, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018); and “Demikhov Dog,” Ignalina Culture and Sports Center, Ignalina, Lithuania (2017). Sosunova’s work has been included in several group exhibitions including “Baltic Triennial 14: The Endless Frontier,” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2021); “Artists’ Film International,” Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2020); “Double Exposure / Roots to Routes,” Manifesta 13, Marseille; and “Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2,” Riga, Latvia (2020).
Anastasia Sosunova Demikhov Dog, 2017