Igor Moukhin, sans titre, monuments 1989
In the Soviet era, under the influence of the Communist Party, with its dogmas and obligations, the body had become a tool for work. It was a symbol of propaganda, of imposed lifestyles, hard work and strict conduct. However, the body and nature are more powerful than orders: in Igor Moukhin’s series Monuments (1985-2001) we see the metallic flesh of athletes and other Stakhanovites. The sex appeal is real and worthy of Greek statues, which comes as no surprise: their source of inspiration was the mighty Romans.