Thursday, June 23, 2016

«Lookbook» in focus

Colin Pantall and Christer Ek have written reviews about my photobook "Lookbook" almost at the same time!

Colin:
"Lookbook is operating in a world where dry humor is the modus operandi. And that's a good thing. There's seriousness in her intent, and the tactile qualities of the book take us onto a sensory plane. All the time there is a little glint in Bogomolova's eye, part of the return to her childhood that this book has taken her to, and also perhaps part of her understanding of what it was like for her mother and her sister to be women back in the day. The nostalgia is personal rather than political and is linked to her experience of being a woman in contemporary Russia. What remains the same and what has changed? Not much perhaps".

And Christer:
"But where the old fashion photos, are only … fashion photographs, the photographs of Anastasia Bogomolova become canvas in a way like Cindy Sherman did before her. Anastasia is on stage to better look at herself in the process of comprehension of her memory, a way to recreate and to stage his memories. The intriguing effect is that the same woman appears on these photos, as was sometimes the same models found in the pages of these old fashion magazines".

Lookbook is still available through my website here. Look for it at next book fair in Arles.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Personal exhibition in Tagil, Russia

“Lookbook” at Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
May 21 – June 19

Installation: Soviet fashion magazines, book spreads, clothing archive, mirrors, prints, photobook.










Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shortlisted at Self Publish Riga Dummy contest

Lookbook was shortlisted at Self Publish Riga Dummy contest among 38 photobooks from all over the world! Now it can be seen at the contest exhibition, which is opened in the Latvian Railway History Museum until June 16.



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Personal exhibition "Bakal" in Chelyabinsk (Russia)

Today is opening!
BAKAL
Photography, objects, video performance. April 21 – May 12, 2016
Contemporary art gallery “OkNo”, Chelyabinsk, Russia


Monday, April 18, 2016

"Special Edition. A photobook in Russia": my first curatorial project

04/07–05/15/2016
Place: Metenkov's House Museum of Photography, Yekaterinburg, Russia

The exhibition «Special Edition», which was opened in the «Metenkov House» 7th April, became the first museum exhibition in Russia devoted to the phenomenon of photobooks in the former Soviet space. This project was conceived as the study of structure and narrative in the books of contemporary authors and as the research of the ways to show these works to the viewers.

The exhibition consists of three blocks. The first is historical. It's shows the context of the formation of the genre in the country since the 1930s. This part of the exhibition includes propagandist publications under the editorship of El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Solomon Telingater and other artists, who used not only expressive of individual images and collages, but also attractive methods of book design, typography and film editing.

Two other blocks of the exhibition include 54 works of contemporary photographers from the former Soviet Union, mostly from Russia, and their colleagues from other countries associated with the post-Soviet photographic life in the general context. Among the selected works there are photobooks from short-lists of international festivals and book awards, dummies and photozines. 14 photobooks are represented by installations, video, audio and objects. For example, «DOM» and «Address» by Julia Borissova, «Shvilishvili» by Jana Romanova, «Iceberg» by Kirill Savchenkov, «25 weeks of winter» by Ekaterina Anokhina, «After a while» by Natalia Baluta, «Secrets» by Natalia Reznik, «Welcome to LTP» by Irina Popova and etc. Other works are available in more traditional library format.

Curators: Anastasia Bogomolova, Marina Sokolovskaya.
More information here.









Thursday, March 3, 2016

Last publications and other news

Lookbook was featured on exciting Josef Chladek Virtual Bookshelf, Les Branches and ASSAI magazine.


The book is now available in Bookstore of 
«Buchhandlung im Haus der Photographie»
 (Hamburg), FotoDepartament online bookshop (Russia), Fotografika book shop (Russia). Soon it will be possible to order on Flotsam Books (Japan) and Beaux Books (UK).

Lookbook and Bakal series were published in Phosmag.

And, finally, I was included in Dostoevsky Photography List of 50 most interesting contemporary photographers of Russia and Ukraine according to website dostosoc.com.



Monday, January 25, 2016

My new photobook!

I'm pleased to announce the release of my new photobook «Lookbook», self-published in January 2016.
First edition of 90 signed and hand numbered copies.
Design by Julia Borissova
Size: 21 × 28,5 cm
Pages: 40 + 32 pages of inserts
Including poster 42 × 59,4 cm

For order write me at anabogomolova (at) gmail.com.

 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

«Bakal»: site specific installation, performance, photo-sculpture

Finally, I completed work on my project «Bakal». The last parts of it are the performance «The dream», site specific installation «Quarry» and photo-sculpture «Layer».

Performance «The dream». Sleeping in the open grave of unknown prisoner of Bakallag labor camp (Gulag system).
This is the area of the metallurgical plant slag disposal in Chelyabinsk. In 1940s this place was the burying-ground for the prisoners of the Bakallag, mainly Russian Germans resettled from the Volga region and died of hunger and exhaustion in Chelyabinsk labor camp. Burials weren't marked, and the number of victims varies from 20 to 30 thousand people. In 1943 the part of cemetery was flooded with metal slag. In the 2000s, some graves have been excavated, and the remains of prisoners transferred, but the holes in the ground preserved from that time.



Site specific installation «Quarry». Stones, archive pictures, prints. 70 years ago the stone quarry also was a part of the labor camp Bakallag. The prisoners worked hard here, often by hands; the stones were used for the road construction. In 1970s this quarry became the popular holiday destination for people in the Metallurgical district. Today it's the fishing spot for locals.



«Layer». Papier mache photo-sculpture, 2016. Archive pictures of Bakallag prisoners, land, clay. The basis of the sculpture is a piece of slag.



News digest of last months

EXHIBITIONS
The group exhibition «Construction. Photography in search of approach» became a part of 9th International Festival of Photography «Photoparade in Uglich», Russia. My project «Lookbook» as a part of this exhibition.
6—30 August, 2015


Some pictures from the priject «Bakal» as a part of the exhibition «B. U. Kashkin Tribute» (parallel program of The 3d Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art), Museum of Soviet naive, Perm, Russia.
September 2 — October 24, 2015


My installation «To grow from the grass I love» as a part of the exhibition «Pair skating. Contemporary art of the Ural», NCCA-Ural, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
December 1–27, 2015
Review in Russian




The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in collabaration with FotoDepartament presents the exhibition «Experiences of Brownian motion» in Moscow, Russia. Curator — Nadya Sheremetova. My project «Rosebud» as part of this exhibition.
November 24 – December 5, 2015
Review in Russian



PUBLICATONS
Bleek magazine published the interview with me about sexuality, physicalness, femininity and my new project «Periods»: «Working with his/her own body, the artist should be ready that (s)he will have to get through the wall of objectivation, When you are viewed first of all from this perspective. Well, it is not easy, but it does not mean that we should stop doing such projects».


Some pictures of my project «Bakal» (including documentation of the site specific installation) is featuring in Hanover blog «Kiosk der demokratie».


Portfolio on «Bird in flight»