08 April 2010

Sergey Borisov

The nice folks at The Guardian published this slide show previewing an exhibition in London entitled Glasnost: Soviet Nonconformist Art. It includes the following three photographs:

Catwalk (1987).

Glasnost and Perestroika (1986).

Dialogue (1983).

All three are by (and, to the best of my knowledge, still under © to) Sergey Borisov. They clearly share a common ironic sensibility that appeals to me. But I've not been able to find out much at all about Borisov. This seems odd and likely is attributable to my own inabilities. Help?



Blogger Unknown said...

English search results are a bit thin on the ground. I tried Cyrillic
(Сергей Борисов) and found some odds and ends.
The first to crop up was here:

Another that looks vaguely promising is a subscription only site:

Not much to go on, I know.

09 April, 2010 01:49  
Blogger Faruk Ahmet said...

i loved the photos too.

I did a Google search using his name's original Russian spelling (сергей борисов) but apparently there's a footballer with the same name, and another famous man, a politician called Sergey Renatovich Borisov (сергей Ренатович борисов), which complicated things further.

Even so, i managed to get two relevant results. My Russian is merely at the elementary level, so we'll have to use Google Translate to read them but it's better than nothing, i guess:

An interview, from a Russian art critic website called "арт азбука" or "Art Azbuka" which literally means "Art Alphabet". Maybe "The a-b-c of Art" or something?

This one is somehow incompatible with Google Translate so the link doesn't work, but the Google Translate plugin for the Chrome browser does; here is a screenshot.

Hope this helps a bit. Please let us know if you manage to get any more info.

09 April, 2010 06:45  

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