In the selection of Sergey Chilikov photographs on display through February 5th at the gallery Photographer.ru, the viewer is plunged into the Russian nightlife of the last decade. Chilikov is known as “the philosopher” in Russian photography circles. Born around the death of Stalin in 1953, he published a remarkable essay on Russian philosophy, entitled “The Owner of a Thing or Ontology of Subjectivity.” Starting in 1976, he garnered attention with his radical and non-conformist aesthetic approach as a member of the photography collective The Fact. Alternating between color and black-and-white, Chilikov has always worked towards a representation of the real, in the widest sense of the term.
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