He went so far as to suggest that Soviet superstar Boris Mikhailov
resembled Stan Laurel of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy.
With over 200 artists - among them prominent names as Anri Sala, Lia Perjovschi, Katarzyna Kozyra, Oleg Kulik, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Marina Abramovic, Tanja Ostojic and Boris Mikhailov
- the exhibition paints an exceptionally diverse picture of a chapter in art history that until recently had been largely unknown and that could also act as an important addition to contemporary gender discourse.
The artists ( Serhiy Bratkov, Dzine (Carlos Rolon), Alexander Hnilitsky, Boris Mikhailov
, Juergen Teller, Mark Titchner and Sam Taylor-Wood ( will be assembled to represent a cohesive vision and a commitment to exploring new and active roles for artists in society.
The ball flew past keeper Boris Mikhailov
, smashed off the bar and bounced TWO feet over the line.
The gruesome photographs taken by Ukrainian photographer Boris Mikhailov
evoke a depressing image of the former Soviet Union.
9 BORIS MIKHAILOV
(Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin) At their best, Mikhaiiov's photos of his fellow Ukrainians are magic concoctions of dignity and edginess.
, B/ack Archive (detail), 1968-79, one of 152 black-and-white photographs, colored pencil, dimensions variable.
For more than four decades, Boris Mikhailov
has photographed the shifting visual landscape of his native Ukraine, utilizing a range of formal approaches while never fully abandoning the spontaneous, amateur quality of what initially began as a hobby.
Some of these articles dwell on the general strategy of the group (for example, a piece written for Groys's 2008 curatorial project "Total Enlightenment" at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt); some refer to specific figures (Kabakov, Andrei Monastyrsky, Boris Mikhailov
, Alexander Kosolapov, Grisha Bruskin, the Medical Hermeneutics group).
The photographs included documents of performances by Ana Mendieta and Joseph Beuys, the straight photography of Larry Clark and Boris Mikhailov
, and a wide array of more recent work by Vanessa Beecroft, An-My Le, and even Jack Pierson.
VICTOR TUPITSYN IS THE EDITOR OF POST-SOVIET RUSSIA, A SPECIAL EDITION OF THIRD TEXT (DECEMBER 2003); AND COAUTHOR OF VERBAL PHOTOGRAPHY: ILYA KABAKOV, BORIS MIKHAILOV
, AND THE MOSCOW ARCHIVE OF NEW ART (MUSEU DE SERRALVES, 2004).
For example, a portrait of Gunter Grass and Gerhard Steidl was positioned at one end of the gallery's main wall, while its thematic complement, a portrait of photographer Boris Mikhailov
, was hung opposite.