to artist's opinion, "Obshepit" - is a mirror of social conscious. Everybody
paid attention to this amazing correlation between organizing of eating
process and social organizing of society. Just remember the "Book about
testy and healthy food" - "Bible" of yesterday's time or a "temple" of
public eating - Stolovaya, it's citizens, the dishes with emblems of the
particular era and terrible food of course. Aesthetic and social changes
of the current life found their reflection in "unisexual" "fast food" and
"McDonald's". Shocking avant-garde pressing stable position of social realism
"is eating" quite easy now by many people. "Obshepit" - is cultural phenomenon.
colour photographs (50 x 50 cm) are exhibited.
photograph is the image of plate with some food on it.
these plates are marked by stamps or emblems
Soviet era or by slogans. Food may form also emblems
just symbols of something typical for the particular period of time.
is a Russian or better to say - Soviet term; something like western "fast
food", but not so fast and much worse in quality. It is a net of small
"stolovayas"(also Russian term which means small or medium cafe) located
everywhere - in cities, big and small towns and in the country. It was
quite a powerful system (as well as the Soviet system at all) with huge
in Kremlin or in any local administrative place ("Obkom" - regional soviet
government) - for "big guys" and in the village - for "ordinary" people.