Overview participating exhibitions

Behind Walls
2008

Behind Walls

Yevgeniy Pavlov

THE SEVENTIES (The Ukraine, 1974-1978)

Vremya, a collective that practised subversive photography, was formed in the Soviet Union in 1971. Yevgeniy Pavlov was one of its founders. He wanted to shake people awake and shatter taboos with artistic photography. To the Soviet regime photography was exclusively a propaganda tool: officially, art photography did not even exist. Pavlov and his colleagues therefore ran the risk of prosecution for their photographic experiments. Two times Pavlov destroyed his negatives for just that reason. But he found that the freedom that photography offered him more than offset the risks. In his non-conformist images he touched on taboos such as nude photography and metaphysics. A first exhibition of Pavlov's work in 1982 was shut down on orders from the authorities immediately after its opening.

  • THE SEVENTIES (The Ukraine, 1974-1978)

    Vremya, a collective that practised subversive photography, was formed in the Soviet Union in 1971. Yevgeniy Pavlov was one of its founders. He wanted to shake people awake and shatter taboos with artistic photography. To the Soviet regime photography was exclusively a propaganda tool: officially, art photography did not even exist. Pavlov and his colleagues therefore ran the risk of prosecution for their photographic experiments. Two times Pavlov destroyed his negatives for just that reason. But he found that the freedom that photography offered him more than offset the risks. In his non-conformist images he touched on taboos such as nude photography and metaphysics. A first exhibition of Pavlov's work in 1982 was shut down on orders from the authorities immediately after its opening.

  • THE SEVENTIES (The Ukraine, 1974-1978)

  • THE SEVENTIES (The Ukraine, 1974-1978)

  • THE SEVENTIES (The Ukraine, 1974-1978)

  • THE SEVENTIES (The Ukraine, 1974-1978)

Transition
2008

Transition

Yevgeniy Pavlov

JUMP BEYOND RED (The Ukraine, 1989)

Stimulated by Gorbachov's politics of reform and by disgust about the disaster at the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, a nationalist movement formed in The Ukraine in 1988. This development however also led to pro-communist counter demonstrations - as the red flags testify. With the montage of the diving man over a demonstration that took place in November 1989, Pavlov suggests that many people, on the contrary, wanted to make the jump to the West.

  • JUMP BEYOND RED (The Ukraine, 1989)

    Stimulated by Gorbachov's politics of reform and by disgust about the disaster at the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl, a nationalist movement formed in The Ukraine in 1988. This development however also led to pro-communist counter demonstrations - as the red flags testify. With the montage of the diving man over a demonstration that took place in November 1989, Pavlov suggests that many people, on the contrary, wanted to make the jump to the West.

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Behind Walls

Behind Walls

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