Press Release

MOSTYN, Wales UK is pleased to announce the first UK solo exhibition by Russian born artist, Evgeny Antufiev.

The exhibition Organic resistance: body and knife - crossing the border presents artefacts, ideas and stories collected from, or imagined by, local and mythological cultures from different parts of the world.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2017

Evgeny Antufiev, Organic resistance: body and knife

MOSTYN, Llanduno (UK)

19.11.2017 - 18.02.2018




Exhibition November 19, 2017 - February 18, 2018. MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street - Llandudno LL30 1AB Wales (UK). Hours  : Tuesday – Sunday  10.30am – 4.00pm. Admission Free.







Evgeny Antufiev, Organic resistance: body and knife, MOSTYN, Llanduno (UK)

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Evgeny Antufiev, Organic resistance: body and knife - crossing the border

Inspired by the traces of shamanic practice in the Siberian region of Tuva, where he was raised, Antufiev slowly crafts his own mythologies through a semi-anthropological approach to exhibition making, mixed with a degree of kitsch aesthetic. Antufiev combines imagination with aspects of Russian and international cultures, personal stories, and a skilled appreciation for the effect on human culture of different materials such as stone, bone, wood, amber and bronze. The resulting worlds are suspended between nature and culture, legends and facts, found and fictional objects.

MOSTYN's location in North Wales, famous for its rural and mountain landscapes, functions as a fitting backdrop to the artefacts, myths and objects upon which Antufiev's work focuses. These elements of the exhibition could have originated in this geographical area which has been occupied, farmed and exploited for minerals since the Bronze Age.

The exhibition is organised in partnership with Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia (Italy), where the artist had a major survey of his work in 2013 – the first one in Italy. The Maramotti Collection has continued to follow the research of the artist by acquiring new works over the last few years.



Evgeny Antufiev, Organic resistance: body and knife - crossing the border