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Federico Clavarino
Ukraina Pasport
SC, 9 x 13,5 cm., o.pp.
Dalpine 2011

"Ukraina Pasport is a journey to a broken country, one longing for the West, yet oozing post-Soviet decadence; a place where the echo of a revolution can hardly be heard, the colour of which says absolutely nothing. A country hard to locate, yet paradoxically a place we recognize as soon as we get there.

There, faces turn towards something which cannot be seen, but which we can sense as a haunting presence. Voluptuous bikini-clad women, cosmonauts, bears and unicorns help craft an imaginary world, one that looks as if brought to life from a child?s dream. Nevertheless, all is shrouded in an aura of loss, bitterness and helplessness.
Fiesta Ediciones publishes Federico Clavarino?s magnific series, Ukraina Pasport, a very special book inviting us to cross the borders between past and future, childhood and adult age, reality and imagination. A journey in which Federico uses Ukrania?s political and social reality to talk about nostalgia and transformation." Dalpine)


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