Monument Project

This is a project I did for studio. This is the monument of Peter the Great in Moscow. The monument has received a lot of criticism for its meaning, aesthetic and location. The location of the monument is on the Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya, a part of Moscow where demonstrations and protests often take place. This street is also known for its nightlife.
I decided to cover the monument in denim to bring attention to the Soviet youth that would sell jeans on the streets for a living. During the USSR it was illegal to wear or sell jeans because of their western origin. While there are thousands of Soviet monuments in Russia celebrating Lenin, Stalin etc there are none commemorating the fall of the Soviet Union.

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