Berlinische Galerie

Boris Mikhailov

24 Feb - 28 May 2012

Boris Mikhailov
In the Street, Berlin, 2001/2003
Sammlung Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
© Boris Mikhailov; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012
Time is out of joint. Photography 1966–2011
24 February – 28 May, 2012

Since he first began working with photography in the mid 1960s, Boris Mikhailov (*1938 in Kharkov/Ukraine) has produced a wide, impressively complex and multifaceted oeuvre. Over the years he has exhausted the medium's full range of possibilities with great virtuosity and drawn a merciless yet ironically humorous picture of his direct surroundings. His continuing investigations into photographic techniques, as well as his work with a wide range of cameras and stylistic means, and frequent alternation between conceptual works and a documentary approach make him into one of contemporary art's most interesting proponents.
The exhibition is conceived as a show of his oeuvre and brings together a selection of works that encompass the experimental images of his earlier years as well as works produced recently in Berlin. This is the first extensive exhibition of the artist's work in Germany.
Exhibition and catalogue are allowed by the generous financial support from the Friends of the Berlinische Galerie (Förderverein Berlinische Galerie e.V.).

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