June 30, 2014
-- The fact that her country is involved in one of the worst political crises of the last decade, is an impetus for the artist to address this situation.
The lessons of the rise and fall of major nations show that ill-considered political decisions are usually the cause of a nation’s ultimate downfall and history demonstrates that countries which pursue an overly aggressive policy, where an elite is enriched and corruption flourishes, will sooner or later implode.
Oxana Jad picks up this thesis and expresses her critical opinion of the problems of the current Russian state. In the picture "2050 I" of her new series "In the Jungle of Yesterday" the photographer paints a nightmare scenario. The Moscow Kremlin lies as an ancient ruin on the ground – destroyed and neglected. The clock face of the Spassky tower has lost its hands. Time has stopped. Tall grass and innocent wild flowers - the symbols of eternity - engulf the once once proud symbol of Russia.
The idea of the transience of power and status will be addressed in the picture "2050 II". In the swamp lies the statue of the once most powerful man of Russia - Vladimir Putin. Everything now belongs to the past. Only the forest acts as silent beholder of the remains of his failed ambitions.