‘MishMash’ is an art group, which consists of two artists — Masha Sumnina (1977) and Misha Leikin (1968), who merged in 1999. Mikhail was educated as an architect, and Maria is a graduate of the Moscow State University of Printing Arts and the daughter of the famous Moscow conceptualist Andrey Monastyrsky. In 2019, the duo was announced as ‘Cosmoscow Artist of the Year’.
‘Winter Period’ is a day-by-day visual diary of events happened in November, December and January, the months that see the arrival and progressive affirmation of the cold season. Canvas for these stories is the calendar page, one for each month. In each of them the artists’ house is linked with lines to each daily ‘adventure’, a hub sorting out daily life and its continued progress of existence and events.