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© Anatoly Belov, Mysterious Forest, Drawing, Installation View, Traiskirchen, 2022


© Anatoly Belov, Mysterious Forest, Drawing, Installation View, Traiskirchen, 2022



© Anatoly Belov, Mysterious Forest, Zeichnung, Traiskirchen, 2022


Anatoly Belov
Born 1977 in Kyiv (Ukraine), lives in Kyiv and temporarily in Lviv

Mysterious Forest, 2020
3 drawings, print on paper, 1.8 metre high

Trees and plants travel. Although they are rooted in the earth beneath them, they migrate, albeit slower than humans and animals. They migrate over generations. External circumstances cause them to adapt. They migrate to survive.
Anatoly Belov’s series Mysterious Forest explores the question of survival and adapting to external circumstances. His trees change: They merge into dream-like hybrids of human, animal, and plant. They are part of the universe of Cybele, the Roman mother of the gods. Her myth revolves around the dualism of the sexes, because she evolved when the masculine half was liberated from a demonic hermaphrodite. Gender identities, queerness, and sexuality are recurring themes in Anatoly Belov’s artworks.

Location: City Park

Performance by Anatoly Belov on July 22, 2022 in the city park (planned)