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TUSSLE, New York and Brandenburg State Museum for Modern Art, Germany are pleased to present the recently published art book:

Phantom Gallery:
The Drawings of Julia Kissina

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Book Launch and Reception
WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 6 – 8 pm

WHERE: The Loft (Brooklyn/Park Slope)
123 5th Ave, 2nd floor Brooklyn, NY 11217
Introduction by Laura Horne, Founder TUSSLE
Presentation and book signing by Julia Kissina
(Books will be available for purchase)



Julia Kissina, born in Ukraine, is a multifaceted artist who has performed daring works such as herding sheep into the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, curated the Art & Crime festival in Berlin, performed in a German prison, and founded The Dead Artist's Society. She is also a celebrated novelist whose works have been recognized with numerous literary awards in Europe. Her artwork is held in public and private collections worldwide. Her work has been published in Tussle Magazine/Projects, Kunstforum International Magazine, European Photography, Spiegel, Art in Ukraine, Frankfurter Allgemeiner etc. Julia Kissina lives in Brooklyn and in Berlin.


Laura Horne is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and curator born in England and educated in Canada. She currently lives and works in New York City. As an artist, Horne delves into contemporary themes of conceptual photography and the storied history of objects, with a focus on weaving together a tapestry of visual work that incorporates ideas about cultural relativism in art and surveillance capitalism.


TUSSLE is an acclaimed online publication (2013) and exhibition project platform (2020). In addition to promoting innovative and cutting-edge artistic expressions and providing a dynamic platform to showcase contemporary art, TUSSLE is also dedicated to fostering a community of diverse artists and art enthusiasts.


Brandenburg State Museum for Modern Art (BLMK), Germany has two locations in Cottbus and Frankfurt (Oder) and houses the world's most comprehensive museum collection of art from the GDR and subsequent artistic traditions. This resource must be responsibly preserved, expanded, and researched, exhibited, and communicated at a high level. To this end, the collection is placed in national and international temporal, geographical, social, cultural and, above all, art historical contexts.

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