Sergey Bratkov: Glory Days: Works 1989-2008

Author:   Thomas Seelig ,  Mikhail Ryklin ,  Bart De Baere ,  Boris Buden
Publisher:   Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
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9783858812186


Pages:   208
Publication Date:   18 August 2017
Format:   Hardback
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Ukrainian photographer Sergey Bratkov is internationally acclaimed for his powerful images of contemporary Russia and expressive portraits. But despite his many global exhibitions, his work has rarely been published. Sergey Bratkov remedies this lacuna with a survey of his influential photographic oeuvre. Raised and educated in the Soviet Union, Bratkov has spent his career training his penetrating camera gaze on the fractured lives and bleak structures that pervade the region. Some of the images presented here are unsparing documents of daily life following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Poverty, prostitution, and homelessness are only a few of the issues he tackles through his striking photos. In his expressive portraits, he strips away the ideological cliches of the communist years?and subsequent bland slogans of hope for Eastern European capitalism?to reveal the complex reality. Featured essays by art scholars draw out the social and artistic criticism embedded in Bratkov?s work, while not denying the powerful lyricism of his images. The catalog to accompany the upcoming exhibition at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Sergey Bratkov will be essential for art scholars and historians alike.

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Author:   Thomas Seelig ,  Mikhail Ryklin ,  Bart De Baere ,  Boris Buden
Publisher:   Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
Imprint:   Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
Dimensions:   Width: 20.00cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 25.00cm
Weight:   0.666kg
ISBN:  

9783858812186


ISBN 10:   3858812188
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   18 August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
The supplier is currently out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you and placed on backorder. Once it does come back in stock, we will ship it out for you.
Language:   English & German

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The bewildering paradoxes of life in post-Communist Russia--the tension between the alluring promises of freedom and the iron constraints of the market economy--are the foci of Sergey Bratkov's oeuvre. . . . [The retrospective] Sergey Bratkov: Glory Days is accompanied by an elegant catalog, offering an overview of this oeuvre--a body of work with such a remarkable sense of urgency that much comparable contemporary photography seems pale and tepid in comparison. --Aperture


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Thomas Seelig is curator of the permanent collection at the Fotomuseum Winterthur. Marta Kuzma is head of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway in Oslo, Norway and has been curator of the Manifest 5 in San Sebastian, Spain, in 2004 and of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Kiev, Ukraine. Mikhail Ryklin is a Russian philosopher and writer. He contributes regularly to Lettre Internationale and lives in Moscow. Bart De Baere is director of the Museum van Hededaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Antwerp, Belgium. He has been co-curator of the Documenta IX in Kassel, Germany, in 1992.

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