New York, London, Berlin—all are familiar names on the global trade routes of contemporary art. Less so Moscow, which has only regained some of its avant-garde glory in the new century. In this short time, Olga Chernysheva has emerged as an acute observer of post-Soviet life. Her mordant yet deeply sympathetic investigations offer a distinct view of the social and political climate of Russia today. More recently, the Moscow-based artist turned her gaze upon New York during a month-long stay in the winter of 2015. The results, on view this fall in Vague Accent, a solo exhibition at The Drawing Center, offer a unique opportunity to see the streets of America's cultural capital through Russian eyes.

—Saul Anton


Untitled, 2016, charcoal on paper, 33.1 × 20.5 inches. Images courtesy of the artist.


Untitled, 2016, charcoal on paper, 16.5 × 23.8 inches.


Untitled, 2016, charcoal on paper, 16.5 × 23.8 inches.


Untitled, 2016, charcoal on paper, 16.3 × 23.3 inches.

Tags:
drawing
russian culture
social classes
BOMB 137
Fall 2016
The cover of BOMB 137
Share