The Honor Roll

 (2015 -2016)

 

Fomenko’s The Honor Roll (2015) is in fact a series of reproductions of found material: it shows half-ruined discarded photographs that had belonged to a Ukrainian military cantonment and were ditched after the place was ceded to Russian troops without a fight. In his statement the artist explains:


Winter of 2015, Sevastopol. A rubbish dump. As I was passing by, my eyes stumbled upon the artifacts of a Ukrainian military facility: honor roll photos of Ukrainian soldiers, their personal files, psychological tests – ruthless documents of Crimea’s most recent history. I began to dig specifically, with a rake, clearing the piles of debris, like an archaeologist, carefully and gently.

The portraits in this expressive Fomenko’s work appear like zombie phantoms, a spiritual visitation of the seemingly bloodless war.

(Text : Igor Manko )

 

Exhibition in Mystetskiy Arsenal, Ukraine 2017 :

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USA, Buffalo 2019:

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Dummy photoartbook :

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«The honor roll» in press