NO WORDS – NO WAR Optical installation by Natalia Tikhonova

26.01.2017 | Past events and exhibitions

Official Opening: February, Friday 17th at 06.00 p.m.

at  Carinarnica – Erjavčeva 53, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

Carinarnica is situated on the border between Italy and Slovenia (via S. Gabriele), 15 minutes walk from Piazza Vittoria in Gorizia.

Opening hours:  from Monday to Friday from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m


The mind can condition the perception of war until making it something distant, ephemeral and non-existent. Memory and imagination, in fact, are able to erase not only certain details, but also to make us forget the human presence (and component) of war, offering an illusory image, erasing the drama of death and leaving only a memory of a desertic natural scenography. This reaction, nearly to distance oneself from the harsh reality, is revealed in the series of optical installations by Natalia Tikhonova with a game of filters that, among the blacks and greys of ancient photos, make appear and disappear the red, bloody, evanescent figures of soldiers dashed by the artist, inviting the viewer to get in touch with the war through the observation of its symbols from different perspectives.


In collaboration with Društvo Humanistov Goriške

1Carinarnica - Nova Gorica
2No Words/No War
DSC_0644Natalia Tikhonova's optical installation
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