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‘Strong Water’ by Anastasia Sosunova in Marseille

Anastasia Sosunova

Opening September 22, 5pm
Chemin de la Parette, 13011 Marseille, France

The outdoor exhibition will remain open to the public for several months.

In Marseille, Anastasia Sosunova will be engaging with the local community at the somewhat forgotten cité Air-Bel district while reflecting on the history and social context of the neighbourhood through art mediation and the making of a collective work.

Anastasia will hold a workshop for local kids with Mina Chu, a designer from the Cabanon Vertical, the multidisciplinary team for creating in urban space. Anastasia will teach etching techniques during the workshop to co-create a public sculpture with the kids, later to be exhibited on Cabanon Vertical’s installation at the Air-Bel.  She will provide a space where kids make their own artworks responding to the surrealist history of the Cité Air-Bel, where during WWII the Surrealists found refuge at the vast property erected near the banks of the Huveaune river in Marseille.

Anastasia Sosunova is a visual artist based in Vilnius. Her multidisciplinary practice consists of video, installation, sculpture, graphic art and writing. Sosunova manipulates personal stories, images that define locations and the subtle material gestures people leave behind in the environments they inhabit. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art 2, Riga; Kogo, Tartu; online pavilion of the Wrong BiennaIe; I: project space, Beijing; Contemporary Art Center, Rupert and Editorial, Vilnius; The Sunroom, Richmond, etc.

About Roots to Routes:
Roots to Routes is a collaboration between artists, curators and non-profit organisations from the city of Marseille and the Baltic countries, curated by Merilin Talumaa, Maija Rudovska and Justė Kostikovaitė, taking place in Marseille as part of Manifesta 13 Biennial programme Les Parallèles du Sud from 28 August to 25 October 2020. The project invites strangers to encounter the unknown and unfamiliar within the urban environment, while exploring and challenging concepts of ‘homebase’, ‘belonging’ and ‘identity’.

Roots to Routes is supported by Baltic Culture Fund, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Culture Abroad, Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation, Lithuanian Embassy in Paris, Estonian Embassy in Paris, Manifesta 13 Marseille. The European Nomadic Biennial