Evgeny Antufiev with Martin Rüsch, pastor Grossmünster, Zurich © Manifesta 11

Evgeny Antufiev and the Pastor Martin Rüsch’s conversations revealed
a shared fascination for rituals of remembrance. Eternal Garden stems from a quote in the Bible comparing the transience of human life to the wilting
of a flower. Antufiev is compelled by the oblique connections formed when species are named after deceased famous figures. He has adorned the Wasserkirche with bowls of roses named after literary greats, while a giant rendering of a butterfly is suspended from the ceiling – an ode to Vladimir Nabokov’s other respected career, in lepidopterology. Antufiev’s film in Löwenbräukunst presents his pilgrimage to Nabokov’s butterfly collection in Lausanne.

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Shot on Jun 11, 2016