Impossible Return

A Chronicle of Thirteen Years

07 October – 10 December 2023

Single Exhibition

Victoria Lomasko (*1978, USSR) is known for her graphic reportages, with which she has been exploring and documenting social and societal life in Russia for almost 15 years. Her artistic practice oscillates between fine art, journalism and activism.

With her reportages, Victoria Lomasko paints a vivid, multifaceted portrait of Russian society and tells of the profound transformation processes of the recent past and present.

Image left: “Did they even receive the blessing to draw?” – »Forbidden Art 2«, (no.12) ©Victoria Lomasko, 2011

Image right: Sign on the left: “What I and other girls dream about: 1)Money 2) Love 3) Cars 4) Tonight Putin dies Sign on the right: I am not afraid of the grandpa in the bunker – »Moscow: A Generational Battle« ©Victoria Lomasko, 2021

Kunsthaus Göttingen presents the artist’s first comprehensive, institutional solo exhibition in Germany! The show includes a selection of original drawings created between 2009 and 2022, which were first published in book form in Germany and many other countries: Selections from Forbidden Art (2013), The Invisible and The Angry (2018), and the book The Last Soviet Artist, published just this year. Also on view at the Kunsthaus are the never-before-exhibited drawings from the as-yet-unpublished book “documenta fifteen: Inside and Around” (to be published in 2024).

Impression of the installation

In it, Lomasko documents the events at documenta fifteen, to which she was invited in the summer of 2022 as a so-called “harvester” together with other international artists.

Also exclusive to the Kunsthaus: the new, impressive, site-specific and expansive wall drawing “The Second Life”. Victoria Lomasko is currently a fellow of the Martin Roth Initiative and lives in exile in Berlin and Leipzig.

The exhibition was curated by Lotte Dinse.

Nika asked Mischa, Georgi: “Is Lenin a poet?” – »The Last Soviet Artist: A Trip to Tbilisi«, ©Victoria Lomasko, 2015



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10dec3:00 pm4:00 pmFinissagePerformance & Guided tour3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Image left: “Butterflies Aflutter”, ©Victoria Lomasko

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