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Indexhibit

When Love Is Lost for Words

Workshop 20'11
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Jul 13 - Sep 4, 2011


2010-11
Mixed media works from the artist's personal love letters and cards

Unique pieces
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The works were made from a pile of love cards and letters found while clearing out. Self-consciously naive, they pit the sweetness of our everyday professions against their eventual futility. During the show at the Museum, visitors were able to drop off their love cards and letters in a specially provided mailbox to be reworked by the artist.

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 14 (32x24).jpg
Ten Times Love

Cut card with message reverse-mounted on watercolor paper, 32 x 24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 02 (800).jpg
Yours is better

Cut card with message and watercolor on watercolor paper, 32 x 24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 01 (32x24).jpg
Warm and fuzzy

Cut card with message, oil and polymer spray on watercolor paper, 32 x 24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 05 (32x24).jpg
Missing!

Cut letter and watercolor on watercolor paper, 32 x 24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 09 (800).jpg
Happy

Cut card with message and watercolor on watercolor paper, 32x24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 08 (40x30).jpg
I just want to say to you...

Cut card with message and watercolor on watercolor paper, 30x40 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 12.jpg
Golden Record

Acrylic and polymer spray on watercolor paper, 40x30 cm — This work was made using a cut letter as a stencil

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 04 (32x24).jpg
Sorry, I need to get through my madness (I can be a real c)

Cut card with message, watercolor and envelope on watercolor paper, 32x24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 03 (32x24).jpg
I want you to love me the way I do you (love / moan / cry / hate / love / love / leave / miss / grab / kiss / love)

Cut card with message reverse-mounted on watercolor paper, 32x24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 06 (32x24).jpg
Always and Forever (a 5-year plan)

Cut card with message and marker pen on watercolor paper, 32 x 24 cm.

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 10.jpg
You can’t imagine

Cut card with message on watercolor paper, 40 x 30 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 07 (32x24).jpg
Wonderful

Cut card with message and envelope on watercolor paper, 32 x 24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 13 (16x12).jpg
Lots

Cut card with message, acrylic and polymer spray on watercolor paper,
16 x 12 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk LoveWords 11 (32x24).jpg
arrrrgggh

Cut letter, watercolor, pencil and polymer spray on watercolor paper, 32x24 cm

 
http://nikolai-ishchuk.com/files/gimgs/th-15_N_Ishchuk-LostForWords-Install1.jpg
Installation view at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2011
 
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Installation view at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2011

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