TO CREATE MEANS TO LIVE, TO ETERNALLY CREATE NEWER AND NEWER THINGS. BUT HOWEVER MUCH WE MOVE THE FURNITURE AROUND THE ROOM, WE WILL NEVER INCREASE IT OR CREATE NEW FORMS FOR IT. KAZIMIR MALEVICH
FAR FOCUS. PHOTOGRAPHERS OF VLADIVOSTOK
NOVEMBER15, 2019 – MAY 17, 2020 / MAIN EXHIBITION HALL
On November 15, the Zarya Center for Contemporary Art will open the exhibition “Far Focus. Photographers of Vladivostok,” which includes approximately 400 photographs of Vladivostok from the 1970s until the present. The project is the first to offer such a sweeping retrospective alongside the cutting edge of contemporary photography in the city.
“Many regional photography schools – from Petersburg, to Kazan, to Novokuznetsk – have been shown in Russia in exhibitions or printed in albums and catalogues,” explains ZARYA CCA Chief Curator, Alisa Bagdonaite. “At the same time, in many cities and even entire regions, photographic practice remains almost undetectable or too little known in Russia and the world. ‘Far Focus’ is our attempt to use the medium of photography to understand and represent what it means to live in Primorye, and how Vladivostok artists and reporters look at their home.”
The photographs presented in this exhibition capture life in the big city and its surrounding countryside, exploring different methods and means of “looking at” reality and manipulating images.