Playground of the Autocrats

October 8 – January 24, 2021

Artist Anne Bobroff-Hajal has drawn on animation techniques, icons, and formats such as graphic novels to tell stories of Russian geography and history from Ivan the Terrible to Stalin (and Putin). These polyptychs portray – whimsically – the fiery struggles of individual human beings within vast social systems, as shaped by the landscapes in which those humans live.

Image: Darling Godsonny: Ivan the Terrible Advises the Infant Stalin, Anne Bobroff-Hajal, acrylic paint and digital images on canvas and board, 2017.