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Victor Yudaev

Born 1984 in Moscow (Russia),
lives and works in Marseille (France)

Victor Yudaev designs his installations as a network of sentences deployed in space. His sculptures, made using a library of objects and images, flow from one another and are superposed like a system of words and punctuation marks. Assemblages, fragmented collages and unfolded mazes are only the surface of the experiences envisioned and lived by the artist. In the Fagor factory, objects on multiple scales fuse the worker’s labour and the artist’s studio practice. The protagonists of this poem to cross are smoking, flying, walking and proliferating. This phantasmagorical garden is built in space, in the manner of the inner journey of Fernando Pessoa, whom we come across sitting on the banks of the Tagus or of the river in his village. As with the play of gazes in Velázquez’s Meninas, visitors find themselves caught up in a complex construction with multiple points of view. This large narrative in the form of a stanza where Victor Yudaev’s doubts and investigations grow, is an invitation to drift and let the mind wander.

With the kind collaboration of Moly-Sabata

Victor Yudaev, Hélène et Homer; Hanrahan, l’oeil à l’oeil, la queue d’un chien et plus humble vers (détail), 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste, de la Biennale de Lyon 2019 [of the artist, the 2019 Lyon Biennale]. © Blaise Adilon