The series looks at the heritage of Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics. The 1980 games became the last bright all nation event to happen in the USSR, the last big start meant to prove the superiority of Socialist regime and ideas of Communism over Capitalism.
Olympic buildings, mostly designed in 1975-1978, a period still marked with optimism and hopes for a bright future, acted as a manifestation of prosperity and power of the Soviet State. Up until very recently the very word Olympics in Russia mainly associated with the 1980 Moscow Olympics. This changed after the success of Russia’s bid to host the 2014 winter games in Sochi, eventually marked by mass relocations of local residents, corruption scandals and constant growth of expenses.
«Moscow Olympics» installation view at For a Multitude of Futures: Overcome the Limits of Immortality, the 5th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art Main project. Venue: Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant. Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2019, curated by Xiaoyu Weng.
Anastasia Tsayder was born in 1983 in St. Petersburg and is currently based in Moscow, Russia.
Anastasia graduated from the Faculty of Photojournalism of St Petersburg Journalists Union.
Her commissioned work has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Forbes (Russia), Port, Die Zeit, De Volkskrant, Washington Post, D – la Republica, Itineraries of Taste, RBC, Bolshoi Gorod, Afisha, etc.