Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University
For more than a decade, Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Putin Era—a time of political upheaval, ideological uncertainty, and unhinged materiality. This exhibition highlights more than thirty photographs from Rudensky’s series Remains (2004–2007), Eastern Eve (2009–2014), and Tinsel and Blue (2009–2015). Shifting between social document and fantasy, truth and illusion, and banality and decadence, these meticulously observed and constructed images present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.