Sharhorod, Vinnytsia oblast, Ukraine 2011
Kadyrova’s presence in Sharhorod has long outgrown the scope of the artist residency held there for several years. Close cooperation with the town’s residents and various Sharhorod institutions has made the artist a desired guest who often comes to the territory of the former Sosnovskyi sugar refinery (the location of the Sharhorod artist residency) in search of creative material and the opportunity to experi ment. Kadyrova’s formal explorations also
often exceed the boundaries of the artist residency and overflow into urban interventions or public sculptures, ennobling the image of Sharhorod. Flower Bed is one such artistic gesture, which ironically transforms flower-patterned tile into a bed of symbolic flowers, thus “enlivening” the picture on the tile, transforming it into what it aims to represent.
Project made during Alexander Pogorelsky's "Shargororafinad" art residency