Daria Irincheeva at big screen / Brooklyn, NY

Piling Wreckage

Solo Show by Daria Irincheeva

October 13 – November 26, 2023

big screen

312 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

big screen is pleased to present Piling Wreckage, a solo presentation debuting new works by Daria Irincheeva. The works will be on view from October 13 through November 12, 2023.

Irincheeva is a multimedia artist examining collective memory in the Soviet Union and present day Russia, with a current focus on the Russia-Ukrainian War. She often draws from her childhood memories during the USSR’s collapse as inspiration for her most significant artistic investigations. One such body of work is Empty Knowledge (part of which is on view) which consists of approximately 230 paintings. Irincheeva uses the canvas to partially recreate, or reinterpret, books and magazines from the former Soviet Union (initially from her family’s own library), with selected elements of the actual book’s graphic design omitted. This removal of certain design features references the outdated nature of much of that information and exists now as nothing more than an historic artifact. Most recently Irincheeva has expanded her Empty Knowledge series through exploring troves of books that were written by authors who the Soviet state imprisoned and/or killed in various detention centers, within the GULAG system, or simply shot at the edge of the mass graves, in which they were buried. 

Daria Irincheeva (b. 1987; Leningrad, U.S.S.R.) lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley. She graduated with an MFA from Columbia University and has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: Continuous Function, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia (2019); Empty Knowledge, Christie's Moscow, Russia (2017); Circadian Rhythm, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY (2014). Recent group presentations include: Unsettled, New Collectors Gallery, New York, NY (2022); Oficina, Dilalica space, Barcelona, Spain (2021); Time, Forward!, 58th Venice Biennial, V-A-C Zattere, Venice, Italy (2019); Nature/Nature, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria (2019). In 2020 Irincheeva was selected as one of 12 artists by the New York Times (alongside Torkwase Dyson, Cao Fei, and Tomashi Jackson) to reflect on the Financial Crisis in “12 Artists On: The Financial Crisis,” in T Magazine.