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Discussion between Valentin Dyakonov and Sergey Chilikov at Gallery.Photographer.ru

DECEMBER 9, 2011 from 19:00 to 21:00
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Discussions with artists are becoming increasingly popular, as this form of communication between the artist and the audience reflects the very essence of our time, in which distances are becoming shorter, the boundaries between different genres are merging into one another and conversation takes place online, which makes it dynamic and reveals an unexpected side of a person.

One of these discussions will be held by the art historian Valentin Dyakonov on December 9, 2011 with the Russian photographer Sergey Chilikov. The event is timed to coincide with the opening of the Selected Works exhibition, which started in October at Third Floor Gallery (Cardiff, Wales, UK) and the launch of the book Sergey Chilikov: Selected Works 1978 –, published this autumn by the Dutch publisher Schilt Publishing in collaboration with the Gallery.Photographer.ru. This was the first publication of the works of the famous photographer in book format. All those who attend the discussion will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book signed by the author. The exhibition will feature more than 40 colour and black and white works by the artist who is called a “photographer amongst philosophers and a philosopher amongst photographers”, the founder of “rustic glamour” and also the “Russian answer to Kusturica”. He does not call himself a “photographer”, rather a “visualist”. It really is as if he brings things to life, visualizes images from our collective unconsciousness and enables us to look deeper and wider, whilst providing a wealth of material not only for artistic analysis, but also culturological analysis.

Valentin Dyakonov
Candidate of sciences, culture expert at theory and history of culture department at the faculty of art history, RSHU (Russian State Humanitarian University)
2009 — reporter of Kommersant newspaper
2008 — editor of news department of Photographer.ru online magazine
2007 — editor of Artchronicle magazine
2005–2007 — editor of Culture news agency and GiF.Ru magazine

Since 1998 – more than 100 publications in specialized art magazines: New world of art, ArtChronicle, on information-analytical art resource Artinfo.com. The author of the texts and concept of the exhibition to a catalogue of the Future depends on you. New rules project (Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Kaliningrad, Moscow, 2007 – 2009). The author of an excursion-study In search for Lianosovo took place within the scope of Moscow cultural walks in 2007.

Sergey Chilikov
Selected Exhibitions

2011 – Sergey Chilikov, Martin Parr, Antanas Sutkus, Andrey Tarkovsky and Rimaldas Viksratis. Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery collection, at The Chelsea Club, Chelsea FC, London, UK
2011 – Migrant Workers. Moscow International Festival Fashion and Style in Photography. Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2010 – The Small City Festival. Fine Arts Museum, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
2009 – The Small City Festival. Kandinsky Prize. Central House of Artists, Moscow
2008 – Louise Blouin Foundation, London
2007 – Sergey Chilikov. Special Project at the 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2006 – The Philosophy of Travel. Second International Month of Photography, Lianzhou, China;
Photobiennale 2006. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Wonderful Saint-Petersburg. ReflexGallery, Moscow, Russia
2005 – The Games of Chance. XL Gallery, Moscow
Russia Kommunalka (Communal Flat). Moscow
International Festival Fashion and Style in Photography. Moscow Museum of Modern Art,Moscow, Russia;
The Beach Romance. Moscow House of Photography, Russia;
New Photography from New Russia: 1991-2005. FotoMuseum,Antwerp, Belgium
2004 – From Rodchenko to Our Days. Moscow House of Photography, Russia; The Beach. Old Samara. Fifth International Month of Photography in Moscow; Photobiennale 2004, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; La Province Russe Dans Les Annйes 90. Galeries des magasins Fnac, Ghent, Belgium
2003 – Russian Photography, Retrospective Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Contemporary Russian Photography: 1991-2003. Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Sergey Chilikov, within the framework of the International Festival FotoGrafia in Rome, Italy
2002 – Photographic Provocations. Second International Festival of Photography ‘Pro Zrenie’ (In-Sight), Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Photographic Provocations 2: Country Glamour. Fourth International Month of Photography in Moscow ‘Photobiennale 2002’, Russia Differences. Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia; Sergey Chilikov, Personal Exhibition. Arles Photo Festival, France; The Beach, within the context of the International Festival of Photography in Pingyao, China
2001 – Photographic Provocations 1. Moscow International Festival Fashion and Style in Photography, Moscow, Russia; Sergey Chilikov,Personal Exhibition. Carru Noir Gallery, Paris, France; Russian Regions. International Photobiennale, Bratislava, Slovakia Route. Art Project with the support of the George Soros Foundation. Art Museum, Samara, Russia
1996 – Posed Photography of the End of the XX century. First International Month of Photography in Moscow ‘Photobiennale 1996’, Krasnogorsk, Russia
1994 – Art of Contemporary Photography. Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
1992 – ACT-PHOTO III. Kohtla-Yarve, Rakvere, Estonia
1991 – Days of Chilikov. Photographic Art Gallery, Zvezda Cinema, Tver, Russia
1989 – Personal Exhibition. Gallery of Photographic Society, Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
1988 – Exhibition of the FACT group. Exhibition Hall Na Kashirke, Moscow, Russia
1982 – Exhibition of the FACT group. Kiek in de kцk Municipal Museum Filial, Tallinn, Estonia
1981 – Exhibition of the FACT-81 group, editorial offices of the magazine Knowledge is Power, Moscow, Russia; Exhibition of Photo Clubs of Volga. Photo Art Week in Chuvash ASSR, Cheboksary
1979 – Let the Sun Shine Forever. ‘Rakurs’ Photo Club, Cheboksary, Chuvash

The Bottlery, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center
Bldg. 6, 1 4th Syromyatnichesky Ln.
December 9, 2011
VIEWING HOURS: Tuesday ― Sunday from 12:00 – 8:00 PM

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