Boris Mikhailov on the history of creating one of the key projects by Fest Reaction Group — “If I Were a German…” series.
Mikhailov recorded this condition of a “zero state” of the new society, that was just emerging from the ruins of a previous political and cultural formation, in his most controversial photographic project “Case History”, executed in 1997 – 1998.
In Roman’s early works, certain “dullness” of reality was present: the models were expressly isolated from the outer reality and merged with their communal cocoon, seen as the only refuge free from the control of the system
Misha Pedan: All the Fears at the End of the Soviet Era Were Connected with the Fact that It Was Unclear Where the Danger Was Coming from.
Misha Pedan on the structure of Kharkiv photography scene in the 1970-1980s, the change of aesthetic paradigm and the specific character of curatorial activity in the Soviet period of “perestroika”.