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Annouchka Brochet

Artist's Work


    Work introduction


    1 ceramic brain with objects and toys melded in.


    When working on the idea of the "displacement of meaning" I turned to Lacan's writings. Lacan referred to the Unconscious as the “Lost Object”, an object barred from the conscious.

    "Dreams are symbolic symbols that are condensed or combined from concepts that have been suppressed by the conscious mind. This displacement from the conscious to the unconscious forces metaphorical expression which is what dreams are made of. The result of these processes of connection and substitution is a displacement of meaning along a chain of signification."

    “Headache” refers to a symptom when different songs start to become an obsession that does not leave you. Those songs refer to childhood and veil moments of your childhood that may annoy your life.

    Artist Biography

    Annouchka Brochet is a Russian artist. She currently lives and works in Moscow. She graduated from the State Institute for Book Design as a graphic artist. For the last 17 years she actively took part with her paintings, light boxes and ceramic installations to the main events in Russia such as the Moscow Biennale (Special and Parallel programs 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), “The Future depends on you. New Rules” (exhibition held in 8 museums in 8 Russia’s cities), International Woman’s Day. Feminism from the Avant-Garde until Now”, 2012, “Decoration of the Beautiful. Elitism and Kitsch in Contemporary Art”, 2013. In 2014 she was one of eight artists from Russia invited to the special project of The International Biennial of Vallauris – Creation and Ceramic, (Vallauris, France). In 2015 she won the special price of the Jury at the 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea with her ceramic-video installation Last Dream. In 2017 participated to the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, South Korea with two ceramic installations (Year 2338 and Amnesia 2). In January 2020 she attended the project Connection at the Hong Kong Cultural Center.

    She produces ceramics, installations using ceramics and videos, also using old ceramics as ready-mades. She also do paintings (oil on canvas), paintings on glass and Plexiglas, light boxes, installations with Plexiglas and shadows, and works on mirrors. Annouchka concentrates her works mainly on the Cult of Beauty, the consumption ideology, and the position of women in society and art. Her feminist position is quite unique in the Russian scene.


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