- KOVYLINA Elena, Waltz at Miami, 1-12-2005.
Gallery Schroeder Romea/NYC in Miami Beach, Ice Palace Film Studios, NADA Art Fair, Miami Beach.
Waltz was conceived in 2001 and has been performed in germany and subsequentlly in several European cities. The artist subverts the prevalent cliché of the ‘‘Russian woman’’ whose body became one of the main sources of revenues in the new capitalist economy of the 1990s. She also subtly comments on a forced ‘‘reconciliation’’ between Russia and the West, the former absolute war enemies and ideological adversaries. Choosing members of the Western audience to dance, the artist reverses the prevalent aesthetics of failure, empowering herself and symbolically activating what has been repressed. (photo : Sonia Leimer)