Monday, March 19, 2012

Anna Skladmann by Gang of Berlin

6th–30th of March 2012 Tuesday to Friday 12–7pm Torstrasse 109
Anna Skladmann debuts a new series of photographs: 1991 – Generation Putin. Completed in the past year and shot in several Russian cities, the portraits depict the generation born in the year 1991, and though them, explore what it meant growing up in rapidly changing Russia, in addition to reflections on the volatile political climate. Inspired by the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism, the series explores the impact this historical event had on the lives of those coming of age in its wake. They were raised in a time of liberty and chaos, and their youth was dominated by Vladimir Putin, who ruled the country for the last 12 years. This generation was not able to play by old rules of the Soviet Union, however new ones were yet to be formed. Skladmann depicts the generation that is now taking to the streets calling for change. Anna Skladmann herself calls her work a form of social documentary...

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