Opening of Sergiy Melnitchenko’s exhibition “Schwarzenegger is my idol”
Sergiy was born and currently lives in Mykolaiv, but his creative approach was largely influenced by Kharkiv school of photography, namely, one of its representatives Roman Pyatkovka. “Schwarzenegger is my idol” is a series taken in 2012, soon after meeting Roman. It’s the story about the generation that grew in the chaotic provincial post-soviet environment. In the situation of ruining of one system of values in the 1990s and 2000s, it’s the Western pop-culture, which often served the only sources of the guidance for the youth. The image of legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes the quintessence of dream about success the new generation is inspired by. And Melnitchenko just captures those observations in the images of his fellow athletes and bodybuilders.
Sergiy Melnitchenko is the winner of Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer (2017). He actively participates in the development of the artistic surrounding in his native Mykolaiv as founder and curator of MYPH collective. Since 2016 his works are a part of the MOKSOP collection.
Exhibition is 18+
Free entrance, Thursday-Saturday, 13.00 – 19.00.
Photo credit – Oleksandr Osipov.
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“Schwarzenegger is my idol” by Sergey Melnitchenko₴500.00
Nadiia Bernard-Kovalchuk, «Kharkivsʹka shkola fotohrafiyi: hra proty aparatu» (Ukrainian edition)₴900.00
“Lilies” by Alexander Chekmenev₴1,000.00
Roland Barthes, “La chambre claire. Note sur la photographie” (Ukrainian translation)₴290.00