20 April – 29 June 2019
Opening Saturday, 20 April 17:00-19:00
Since 1989 Chilikov has been working on a travel series about cities in the Soviet Union. His series, entitled ‘Photo Provocations’, ‘The Countryside Glam’, ‘The Beach’, ‘The Gambling’, ‘The Philosophy of a Journey’ and others, depict the hidden eroticism of people of the countryside that appears even more vital when it contrasts with depressing surroundings.
Sergey Chilikov graduated from Mari Pedagogical Institute with an MA in Philosophy in 1983. From 1976 till 1991 Chilikov lectured at Yoshkar-Ola University, later he completed a book on Russian philosophy, ‘The Owner of a Thing, or the Anthology of Subjectivity’. Chilikov’s photography career began in 1976 in the FACT group. Very soon he became a leader of non-conformist photography in his region. Together with a group of like-minded individuals, he managed to organize exhibitions and festivals and to deal quite peacefully with official Photo Unions. In 1980-1989 Chilikov organized the Analytical Photo Exhibitions (Yoshkar-Ola Biennale) and the annual open-air photo festival on Kundysh River. In 1988 he participated in the final exhibition of the FACT group at the Na Kashirke exhibition hall in Moscow. Chilikov's work has been exhibited during group and solo exhibitions at Photo London, Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow), PhotoFest (Huston, USA), Les Rencontres d’Arles (France), International Festival FotoGrafia (Rome), Photobiennale (Moscow). Sergey Chilikov’s photographs are part of important museums and galleries (Chicago Art Institute, Getty Foundation, MAMM).
Please enjoy an article about Sergey Chilikov on GUP magazine!
I am Waldviertel
12 January – 15 April 2019
Opening Saturday, 12 January 16:00-19:00
In 2012, the now multi-award winner photographer Carla Kogelman was commissioned by Szene Bunte Wähne, a youth theatre festival in Austria, to make a documentary about the rural Waldviertel region. She ended up in Merkenbrechts, a small bio village of 170 inhabitants, where she met Hannah and Alena, two sisters who spend much of their time together in a carefree life of swimming, playing outdoors, engrossed in games around the house. Kogelman decides to follow the family and returns regularly. Her original, superb and right on the skin black & white photography of the children and everyone and everything surrounding them in their daily lives resulted in many prestigious national and international awards like the 2018 World Press Photo 1st prize long-term project, the 2017 Alfred Fried Photography Award (winner), the 2014 World Press Photo 1st Prize People – Observed Portraits Stories and the 2014 Cortona On The Move Happiness Award.
In the spring of 2017, Schilt Publishing started discussing a book publication with Carla Kogelman. This has resulted in the book I Am Waldviertel, printed in October 2018 and released about a month later.
29 September - 5 January 2019
Elena Anosova work concentrates on boundaries and isolation. The Out-of-the-way story, made between 2015 and 2017, is about a settlement in the far North of Russia, founded about 300 years ago by Anosova’s ancestors and other people. She has never been there before, and traveled there for the first time to shoot this story. In her work Anosova explores the isolated microcosm. People in that region preserve not only their identity, but also their myths and legends. The place is the epitome of mythology. It was important for Elena Anosova to show this amazing community, that conserves itself and accepts the new only with great caution.
Elena Anosova lives between Moscow and Irkutsk. Her work explores subjects of isolation and borders and has been critically acclaimed by media and institutions worldwide. She is the winner of multiple awards, including LensCulture Exposure Awards and World Press Photo. Her work has been exhibited during group and solo exhibitions in Russia, Japan, China, Turkey, Austria, Italy, UK and the USA. She is a member of MAPS collective.
Please read an inspiring interview with Elena Anosova by LensCulture here.Events with Elena Anosova in December:
Artist talk: Elena Anosova at Theater Vrijburcht. Saturday, 1 December 2018, 20:30.
Finissage: Schilt Publishing & Gallery. Saturday, 15 December 2018, 16:00-19:00.