About the project & the Artist
Maksim about his idea for behind his installation , -“Many of my friends and acquaintances spend most of their time at work, with short breaks for vacations and, if they're lucky - weekends. This applies to everyone, regardless of their earnings. Whether rich or poor, modern people are sinking into their work, doing as many projects as possible, dedicating every minute of their time to making money. People of the 21st century think there is no more slavery; but almost every one of us is tied up. There are invisible shackles, but their burden is heavy. The modern rhythm decreases our alertness, we have to hurry, work etc. We do not need a guard with the whip, no, there are unpaid bills, loans, mortgages, debts, etc. thats what scares us. We are afraid to quit work, that we do not enjoy, to take time out and the heart and let the soul decide what we should do as a profession. This vicious circle of life - thats what I want to represent with my art installation" MODERN SLAVERY"
ABOUT the ARTIST
Maksim Chernykh was born in Russia in 1988 and studied costume design at the Moscow College of Arts and Industry and completed his studies in 2014 with a Bachelor of Design with distinction. During his studies he was able to create complete looks. His collections have always been characterized by creativity and theatricality, as interesting paintings, architecture and artwork have always inspired him. In 2014, he participated in Moscow Fashion Week with his collection. In the same year he won the first place in the competition for young designers. In 2015 he decided to move to Germany in order to develop professionally. In 2017 he started his studies at the TU Berlin master's program Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum. In 2018 he took part in the exhibition at the TU with his installation. In 2019 he designed sets and costumes for the production of "Die Fledermaus" by Strauss at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin.