SASHAPASHA
SASHAPASHA

Aleksandra and Pavel Rotts 

COMMON PROJECTS  OF SASHAPASHA

In 2009 appeared creative tandem SASHA&PASHA, created cognominal jewelry brand.

 Design objects took part in variety of fashion shows in Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, London

In 2009 SASHAPASHA let out series  of bracelets for David Coma collection SS2009. Wich was showed at London Fashion Week 2010-2011г., showed in the photo project «SASHA365days», «Look forward» etc.

2013 –SASHAPASHA took part in costume creation for production «Marsian pipe» under «Museum night», stage director – G.Ershov, composer V.Rannev

2013 -  participate in musical performances solo and cooperative with artist Vlad Kulkov, musical Ksenia Fedorov. Making costumes, masks and objects  

2014 – «Another brinks», «Taiga», Saint-Petersburg

2014 - «Window display of the Russian library» under international biennale of contemporary art Manifesta10
2014 - «Refugee camp», Bobby Gallery, under international biennale of contemporary art Manifesta10, Saint-Petersburg
2014 - «Summerhouse exhibition», Martishkino, Saint-Petersburg

2014 г. - «Twice killed Bobby», gallery «Luda», Saint-Petersburg 
2015 г. - «Phantom exhibition» , Saint-Petersburg
2015г. – «Savage journey to the heart of the Russian idea», ART re.FLEX Gallery, Saint-Petersburg

 

Aleksandra Rotts (born 1985 Leningrad). Cofounder of the SAHSAPASHA brand.

Fine art expert, media artist, musician, working in a variety of different mixed technics and forms of contemporary art: animation, collage, object, installation, performance, video-art, photo-based art, sound sculpture, music etc. 

Author and participant of the «Another brinks» project, Saint-Petersburg 2014, Saint-Petersburg 2015.

Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

In 1998-2000 attended the course of study in Tamashevich`s artist’s studio.

During two years studied at the Academy of culture and arts, Saint-Petersburg, at the «History of world culture» faculty.

2004-08 – Muhin`s Academy (Saint-Petersburg Art and Industry Academy named of baron Shtiglic) satellite of the Fine Arts history.

2007-08 – PRO ARTE Institute, Saint-Petersburg, educational program «New technologies in contemporary art»

2007-08 – employee of the State Russian museum, Department of Soviet graphic

 

PROJECTS

2007 – «The Big Glass of Marcel Duchamp», curators S. Savitsky, G. Ershov, Saint-Petersburg-Moscow

2007 – co-author and curator of the «Covers» project  (exhibitions and performance series), Saint-Petersburg

2007 – participant of the public-art workshops from JeeLee (New York) in the PRO ARTE foundation

2007- curator and participant of the «Calendar» exhibition

2008 – Performance «Shishki, shishki – ya na peredishke!» (Strobila, Strobila – I’m on pause!), jn the exhibition «Re-registration», Saint-Petersburg, curator – Anna Zholud

2008 – «Permanent Radiants»; project «Monetization»; Biennale of the Juvenile Art, Moscow

2008– «Stop who`s coming» curator – Olesia Turkina, Vinzavod, Moscow

2009 – «Russian beauty»; «Berezki» (Birches) project; curators –G. Ershov, S. Savitsky, Moscow-Saint-Petersburg

 Participant of the series of exhibitions in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow («Summerhouse exhibition» SPb 2014, «Refugee camp»  SPb 2014, «Twice killed Bobby» SPb 2014, «Phantom exhibition» SPb 2015).

 

Author and organizer of performances on the SKIF festival (2005-2006)

 

Pavel Rotts (born 1982, Petrozavodsk) Cofounder of the SAHSAPASHA brand.

Media artist, artist, musician, working in a variety of different mixed technics and forms of contemporary art: animation, collage, object, installation, performance, video-art, photo-based art, sound sculpture, photo-based art, music etc. 

Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

1991-2000 studied at the special art school of Petrozavosdk on the satellite of «Visual art», undertook the internship at the Arkadii  Morozov, Victoria and Vladimir Zorin artists.

2000-2001 – Slavonic Institute, Design department

2002-2005 - Muhin`s Academy (Saint-Petersburg Art and Industry Academy named of baron Shtiglic) satellite of the Art Glass.

2005-08 – PRO ARTE Institute, Saint-Petersburg, educational program «New technologies in contemporary art»

Participant of the exhibitions from 2000.

Participant of the series of exhibitions in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow («Re-registration» Saint-Petersburg 2008, «Covers» Saint-Petersburg 2007, «Accidental politics» Saint-Petersburg 2008, «Permanent Radiants» Saint-Petersburg Moscow 2008,  «Window display of the Russion library» (parallel program of Manifesta10) «Summerhouse exhibition» SPb 2014, «Refugee camp»  SPb 2014, «Twice killed Bobby» SPb 2014, «Phantom exhibition» SPb 2015).

 

PROJECTS

1998-1999 works with the sculpture, mail-art, book graphic, participant of mail-art exhibitions and book graphic in Belgium, France, Finland, member of Pip-Art Group (performance and video-art)

2000 – participant of exhibition of Young artists of union of Carelian artists

2000 – First international art triennial «Prints»: part second «Black square», Petrozavodsk

2002-2004 organizer and member of art-group PIK

2002- exhibition «Airplane» of art-group PIK, Saint-Petersburg

2003 – unauthorized «Backless stool exhibition», Muhin`s Academy (Saint-Petersburg Art and Industry Academy named of baron Shtiglic)

2003 – performance «Cars» », Muhin`s Academy (Saint-Petersburg Art and Industry Academy named of baron Shtiglic), Art-group PIK Saint-Petersburg

2003-2006 – member of SKIF festival (fashion-performance, video), Saint-Petersburg

2007 – animation film «Suicide» under the second Moscow biennale (video-shows of the club «Sine Phantom») Moscow

2007 – «The Big Glass of Marcel Duchamp», curators S.Savicky, G. Ershov, Saint-Petersburg-Moscow

2007 – «Contemporary art in traditional museum» project «My first car»

2007 – co-author and curator of the «Covers» project  (exhibitions and performance series), Saint-Petersburg

2007 – participant of the public-art workshops from JeeLee (New York) in the PRO ARTE foundation

2007- curator and participant of the «Calendar» exhibition

2008 – performance «Relay race» on the exhibition «Re-registration », Saint-Petersburg, curator Anna Zholud

2008 – «Accidental politics», project «Inversion» curator V.Efimov, MMOMA, Moscow

2008 – «Permanent Radiants»; project «Tribe»; Biennale of the Juvenile Art, Moscow, «Stop who`s coming» curator – Olesia Turkina, Vinzavod, Moscow

2009 – «Russian beauty»; «Elephant in the crockery bench»; curators –G. Ershov, S. Savitsky, Moscow-Saint-Petersburg

 

 

SASHAPASHA is an artistic duo from St.Petersburg. Travel is a method of their creative process that they have been practicing and developing during several years. Their project “Wild journey into the heart of the Russian idea” is a synthesis of happening, action art and decorative art.

In summer 2015 Sasha and Pasha Rotts took a long road trip through Russia. They succeeded in revealing a mechanism for the birth of an idea. A metaphor of the creative path became a real road – the highway from St. Petersburg to Altay republic. Throughout their trip they collected various items. At home they created art objects based on their findings.

ART re.FLEX Gallery presented their exhibition on September 5th - 21st, 2015. Travel for the artists is not only an art method but also a way to encounter the unexpected and use it within the concept. The final exhibition was neither a report for geographic society nor a road-movie.  Sasha and Pasha are eager to reveal the bounds between their creative practice as fashion jewelry designers and as visual artists, to trace the creative process from the original idea to the final art object.

Needless to say the happening was tightly connected with the artists personal experience, it echoed with their own life. What were they searching for? What have they found? In the wild Russian prairies they encountered feather grass, sands and dust, rusty stalkers screws, bones, birds’ feathers, metalware, sticks – revealing a layer without culture.

Acting as representatives of civilization, it was not garbage that they collected but wildness as it is, objects that hadn’t been touched by the hand of a craftsman. Winds, time and intact space were captured and collected, stored and brought home, brushed and adjusted. Centuries-long traditions of Arabic and European travelers keep traces of peculiar habits astonishing to foreigners. Concept coincided with the habitat of items. Concept equals continuance. Time becomes undistinguishable from space. There are only observers who have been collecting wild non-garbage on their way throughout centuries. The project aspires to accumulate and interpret all meanings of this journey into the depth of one self, Russian roads, Altay shamans, homeless treasures, weird findings from dusty roadsides of Russian provinces, rocks from banks of clear mountain rivers, pieces of malachite as if from a Russian fairytale “The Mistress of Copper Mountain”, horned animal sculls, now incrusted with sparkling crystals.