January 31, 2014

UKRAINIAN SCHOOLGIRLS AND THEIR DREAMS OF ‘CLUELESS’

By Kristina Podobed and Anastasiia Chorna

The other day, VICE received the following pitch:

My name is Kristina Podobed, I am a photographer from Odessa, Ukraine. My friends and I did a shoot about the Ukrainian school life. We will be very glad if you can use it in any way!

Our shoot is about our immortal wish to look like American school kids from the Hollywood movies of the 80s and 90s and the impossibility of making it real because of the total poverty. Growing up in Ukraine in the 1990s, we were bombarded with beautiful impressions of life in the West—impressions reinforced by Hollywood movies such as Home AloneProblem Child, and The Parent Trap. Every girl was raised thinking she was a Disney princess and then taught manners byClueless and Legally Blonde. Unconsciously, we were living under the American soft power.

The thing is that we all grew up. We are all around 20 years old now, and we want to show the world that we are proud of our ugly, post-Soviet withering past. Everything in the world is globalizing and made to look similar. Which, for a poor middle-class country like Ukraine, is a good thing. Globalization will take years to reach the core of our mentality and blend with every level of our society.

Our photographs hopefully show it’s touched us superficially, but our counties are still filled with hate, racism, corruption and violence. As we write this, brave young people all over Ukraine have managed to obtain the abolition of our totalitarian government’s anti-demonstration laws simply by breaking them.

With this shoot, we’d like to show that we love ourselves and our past, but that we feel it’s essential to move on. This place is too depressive to raise children in.

Models: Anastasiia Chorna, Nastya Anelchyk, Margo Dostoyevskaya

See more of Kristina’s work here

 

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December 18, 2013
workman:

blastedheath:
Wu Guanzhong (Chinese, 1919-2000), Lotus Flowers, 1973. Oil on canvas, 60.8 x 50.2 cm.

workman:

blastedheath:

Wu Guanzhong (Chinese, 1919-2000), Lotus Flowers, 1973. Oil on canvas, 60.8 x 50.2 cm.

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December 18, 2013

(Source: bjorkswig, via gentle-insomnia)

December 18, 2013
drawpaintprint:

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Christ and the Adulteress, 1918

drawpaintprint:

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Christ and the Adulteress, 1918

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December 18, 2013
xpulp:

When u hit the blunt an you ain’t tryna cough in front of the cool kids

xpulp:

When u hit the blunt an you ain’t tryna cough in front of the cool kids

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November 13, 2013
sleepwalkartcollective:

Noema

S L E E P / W A L K  ART COLLECTIVE

 
 

sleepwalkartcollective:

Noema

S L E E P / W A L K  
ART COLLECTIVE

 

 

November 13, 2013

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November 11, 2013
likeafieldmouse:

Cy Twombly - Scenes from an Ideal Marriage (1986)

likeafieldmouse:

Cy Twombly - Scenes from an Ideal Marriage (1986)

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October 29, 2013
blanc-fool:

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque // Abu Dhabi #myphotos #blanc-fool

this photo is so cool, G

blanc-fool:

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque // Abu Dhabi #myphotos #blanc-fool

this photo is so cool, G

October 18, 2013
mucksnipe:

Aaron Smith, “Gulpy”, 2013, oil on panel, 30” x 20”
A sneak peek of Aaron Smith’s solo exhibition “Past the Pillars of Hercules” is online now.http://www.sloanfineart.com/13ASmith/ 

mucksnipe:

Aaron Smith, “Gulpy”, 2013, oil on panel, 30” x 20”

A sneak peek of Aaron Smith’s solo exhibition “Past the Pillars of Hercules” is online now.
http://www.sloanfineart.com/13ASmith/
 

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