Walking is by no means easy, even if you wear high shoes with good profiles. A thin layer of treacherous snow hides the ice from sight and suggests a good grip for your shoes. Beware, beware! Walking in the beautiful snowy landscape becomes very tiresome after a while.
It took some time to get to the exhibition over the slippery pathways and the cold almost got a grip on me. But standing in front of the pavilion, all this snowy misery was forgotten. There they were, as big as they were once conceived: The Worker and Kolkhoz Woman. Very powerful and impressive, to say the least.
*Andrey Monastyrsky, ‘VDNKh, the capital of the world’, in: Zaytseva, Elena, and Alex Anikina. Cosmic Shift : Russian Contemporary Art Writing. London 2017, pp. 69-91