Bazaar, The Vorobyevs
Installation with color photographs and found objects
Dimensions variable, each photo: 67 x 100 cm (26,4 x 39,4 in)
1990s – 2000s
An iconography of this work is common to an average Central Asian bazaar where trade, exchange, and negotiations take place. The Vorobyevs placed the objects acquired by the artists during their travels alongside the images representing the same objects. The dialogue between the depicted and the physical is comparable to a conceptual piece by Joseph Kosuth One and Three Chairs. While in both cases the artists created a certain negative space between the physical and metaphysical, the Vorobyevs’ Bazaar also serves as a museum of memory, a sort of an anthropological study of the time and its intersecting paths.