Maria Arendt. Glass blocks. 2019
About the Artist
Current themes of Maria Arendt's work are classic “symbols” of 20th century Russian avant-garde architecture which she interprets in a medium that would appear at odds with architecture - embroidery.
As curator Ekatherina Inozemsteva talks over her works: “Perhaps it’s an expression of utopian thinking on her part too; her fabrics could be likened to the netting which in Russia always envelops buildings under construction. Like a temporary drape, her embroideries give a glimmer of hope that beneath them lies a reality akin to the one which Tatlin, Melnikov and the Vesnins had envisaged.” In 2008 the State Museum of Architecture in Moscow held the duo show of Maria Arendt together with her sister Natalia. Maria’s works entered museum collection.
Since 2009 Maria Arendt participates in Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. In 2014 she took part in the group show “Actual drawing” in State Russian Museum with the work “Shukhov’s Tower”, which was placed on the cover of exhibition catalogue.