The Crown is a new project by The Fourth Height, a group of three Russian artists, Dina Kim, Katya Kameneva and Gala Smirnskaya founded in 1992 in Moscow. Their work reflects mass culture through irony and fantasy. Raising post-War and feminist issues through the aesthetics of fashion and the iconography of sex and femininity, The Fourth Height addresses the Soviet past and Capitalist present.
Their best-known series The Deed, The Taste of Victory and Gene Pool -- are featured in museums and galleries in Russia, and in private collections abroad.
Made in collaboration with Swiss photographer Urs Bigler, The Crown is a mythical novel of love and heroism between three main characters Russia, Europe and Asia-Panda. The battle between Good and Evil based on Asian and Europe folklore takes place in the middle of Russia. Here the artists once again re-examine impulsive heroic gestures often associated with femininity.
Images courtesy Pobeda Gallery
THE CROWN is currently on view at Pobeda Gallery, Moscow
March 29-May 22, 2011