I Am Not I

by Boris Mikhailov


Photographs: Boris Mikhailov

Text: Simon Baker

Publisher: Mörel Books

64 pages

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-907071-45-4

Price: 58

Comments: Limited edition of 500, Hardcover, 24 x 33cm

I Am Not I brings together 33 tritone images from Boris Mikhailov's iconic series of self portraits that were made as the Soviet Union crumbled. Includes a text by Senior Tate Curator of Photography, Simon Baker."In describing the genesis of I Am Not I in the political context of the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet state, Mikhailov has suggested that he was performing a kind of anti-heroic riposte to the muscular confidence of Soviet-era monumental iconography.

I Am Not I, a thoroughly unacceptable series of propositions on masculinity, libido and the egoideal, is not only an artist’s performance for the camera, but a deliberately self-cancelling account of the impossible contradictions of authorship and identity."

- Extract from text by Simon Baker


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I Am Not I

by Boris Mikhailov


Photographs: Boris Mikhailov

Text: Simon Baker

Publisher: Mörel Books

64 pages

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-907071-45-4

Price: 58

Comments: Limited edition of 500, Hardcover, 24 x 33cm

I Am Not I brings together 33 tritone images from Boris Mikhailov's iconic series of self portraits that were made as the Soviet Union crumbled. Includes a text by Senior Tate Curator of Photography, Simon Baker."In describing the genesis of I Am Not I in the political context of the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet state, Mikhailov has suggested that he was performing a kind of anti-heroic riposte to the muscular confidence of Soviet-era monumental iconography.

I Am Not I, a thoroughly unacceptable series of propositions on masculinity, libido and the egoideal, is not only an artist’s performance for the camera, but a deliberately self-cancelling account of the impossible contradictions of authorship and identity."

- Extract from text by Simon Baker


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I Am Not I

by Boris Mikhailov


Photographs: Boris Mikhailov

Text: Simon Baker

Publisher: Mörel Books

64 pages

Year: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-907071-45-4

Price: 58

Comments: Limited edition of 500, Hardcover, 24 x 33cm

I Am Not I brings together 33 tritone images from Boris Mikhailov's iconic series of self portraits that were made as the Soviet Union crumbled. Includes a text by Senior Tate Curator of Photography, Simon Baker."In describing the genesis of I Am Not I in the political context of the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet state, Mikhailov has suggested that he was performing a kind of anti-heroic riposte to the muscular confidence of Soviet-era monumental iconography.

I Am Not I, a thoroughly unacceptable series of propositions on masculinity, libido and the egoideal, is not only an artist’s performance for the camera, but a deliberately self-cancelling account of the impossible contradictions of authorship and identity."

- Extract from text by Simon Baker


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more books tagged »Ukrainian« | >> see all

more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

more books tagged »self portrait« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com