The Selfie Series

The selfie series consists of three works, All Them Portraits, A Spectacular Find and #Shiryaevoselfie, produced for and during the project BURLKAS: Between Europe and Asia at NCCA Samara, Russia. Curated by Roman Korzhov and Nelyah Korzhova

July 20 - September 20, 2014

International project "Burlaks: between Europe and Asia" dedicated to the 170th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian painter I. E. Repin. Project is realized in the format of the creative laboratory in the village Shiryaevo and by final exhibition at the summer on the territory of Factory Kitchen, a unique monument of constructivism, built in 1932 by architect E. N. Maximova.

"..This kind of dialogue with the audience was continued by Jonas Westlund who offered to bystanders to make a selfie against Repin's landscape. At the exhibition Jonas presented animated sequence of shots titled "A Spectacular Find". As an accompaniment for his work Jonas ironically uses a sound-track of internet commercial for Arab exhibition horses with Google-translator voice-app. The artist makes his ironical comparison between selfie as a popular modern way of promoting one's images and conventional means of photo, painting or graphic arts. "

Nelya Korzhova, curator and co-founder of NCCA Samara Russia



All Them Portraits

2014, Triptych poster print, 50x70cm

A Spectacular Find

2014, video, 2:54, 4:3 or 19:9 , stereo


2014, installation (mirror, easel, text and Volga)