Description - Sergey Bratkov: Glory Days by Marta Kuzma
The Ukrainian photographer Sergey Bratkov started his career in 1987 with his first solo shows in Kharkiv (Ukraine), Cheb (Czech Republic), and Tel Aviv (Israel). He has since enjoyed international recognition from solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the United States. Bratkov also participated in international art fairs, the Sao Paulo Biennale 2002, the Moscow Photobiennale, and with a solo exhibition in the Russian pavillion at the 50th Venice Biennale 2003. Bratkov's photography shows a socially critical, politically motivated artist, but also has a lyrical edge. His pictures are a direct and at times unsparing portrayal of everyday life since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bratkov's photographs have rarely been published. This first comprehensive monograph shows work of the past two decades. The pictures are complemented by essays on the artist and his environment in Russia and Ukraine.
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(270mm x 210mm x mm)
Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
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Author Biography - Marta Kuzma
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.