Boris Mikhailov – A Way Out (2017)

Boris Mikhailov was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and came to prominence in the 1990s. His work often focuses on the politics of everyday life during the Soviet era and its aftermath. In Red 1968-75, Mikhailov depticts life in and around Kharkov, using the colour red as a symbolic reminder of the inescapable presence of the […]

Boris Mikhailov: “A New Metaphysician”

From Case History, 1999 Boris Mikhailov: A New Metaphysician By Helen Petrovsky If we were to define photography today, we would have to posit its essential anonymity. To be more precise, we would have to rethink the very conditions of its theorizing: it is no longer “my” photograph that has to be redeemed by being […]


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Boris Mikhailov – A Terrible Beauty

 What does it say about us who look at them?   A Terrible Beauty By Sue Hubbard Boris Mikhailov is sixty-three, has dyed black hair, a white moustache and a young wife. Born in Kharkov in the Ukraine, he has recently exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, just been awarded the Citibank Photography Prize and is […]

Andrew Miksys: Flowers of Ruin

Andrew Miksys’ “Tulips” is a book that I found when reading through Simon Baker’s picks for 2016. Having not seen the book, but fully trusting Baker’s taste, I inquired with Andrew about the book and was happily surprised at the overwhelming beauty of the object itself as well as the content inside.

Ivars Gravlejs ‘Early Works’ : A Sustainable Auto-Infanticide

What once was is now that of accouterments of a lifetime wasted in the stable of senseless mediocrity. I type trying bitterly (perhaps) to formulate the playful hypocrisies of a commanding youthful idiocy into a bittersweet doctrine of sustainable return for the elderly elite deprived of the inconsistent economy of childhoods that have been forgotten. […]

Artist Short List

Marina Abramovic Nobuyoshi Araki Diane Arbus Richard Avedon Francis Bacon Lewis Baltz Jean Michel-Basquiat Bill Brandt Henri Cartier-Bresson Larry Clark Gregory Crewdson Philip-Lorca diCorcia Rineke Dijkstra William Eggleston JH Engstrom Walker Evans Robert Frank Lee Friedlander Glen E. Friedman Bruce Gilden Jim Goldberg Nan Goldin Paul Graham Andreas Gursky Ren Hang Robert Heinecken Todd Hido [...]


Marina Abramovic Robert Adams Shelby Lee Adams Nobuyoshi Araki Diane Arbus Richard Avedon Francis Bacon John Baldessari Roger Ballen Jean Michel-Basquiat Bernd and Hilla Becher Bill Brandt Matthew Brandt David Campany Asger Carlsen Broomberg Chanarin Glenn Brown Matthias Bruggmann Chris Burden Sophie Calle June Calypso Karl Blossfeldt Henri-Cartier Bresson Harry M. Callahan Tiane Doan na [...]