Die Botschafterin/The Ambassador: Adretta

Dear friends & colleagues,

I am happy to announce that the exhibition “Leninskiy 95” opens today at the Goethe Institute Moscow – in the impressive building of the former GDR embassy to the Soviet Union. I am showing a new text image collage developed within the long-term project “Adretta”, which I have been working on with Åsa Sonjasdotter for some years.

opens today at the Goethe Institute Moscow – in the impressive building of the former GDR embassy to the Soviet Union. I am showing a new text image collage developed within the long-term project “Adretta”, which I have been working on with Åsa Sonjasdotter for some years.

“Adretta: The Ambassador” is a site-specific set of collages, developed for the canteen of the Goethe Institute, using photos from the archive of the former Institute for Plant Breeding in Groß Lüsewitz, and documentation from Groß Lüsewitz (2013), as well as from two research trips to Russia – in 2017 and 2020. Thanks to Åsa Sonjasdotter for making this possible, to Mikail Lylov for additional research and support, and to Astrid Wege, Natalia Sabrodskaya, and Alexey Myslitskiy for their help.

More info on the Adretta project here.