- Antoshenkov V., Moloch, 1999
- Grinberg F., Atommash, 1974
- Abaza A., Azovstal rails. Zhdanov metallurgical plant, 1972
- Horunzhij N., Leningrad Kirov factory, 1960
- Yakov Rumkin, Uralmash, Sverdlovsk, 1960
PROzavod is an industrial story told by the medium of photography, collage and cinema. It is a kind of media archeology in the visual field. There is an avid interest toward industrial aesthetics all over the world which appears in various disciplinary researches (sociology, design, urban studies) and in art practices at the exhibition halls.
Bernd and Hilla Becher’s photographs of the industrial architecture in Europe have long become classical; David Lynch’s recent exhibition The Factory Photographs and Edward Burtynsky’s Burtynsky: OIL, both at the famous The Photographers' Gallery (London), are consonant with the interest to the topic, which we share as well.
In Russian art and media history the image and concept of factory has gone through a profound transformation from a propaganda poster of the 1920s through the pages of a popular magazine USSR in Construction to the gallery type art projects and multimedia installations of the 2000s. And this affected the exhibition structure and design.
The exhibition will feature vintage photographs from the collection of The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, modern prints, audio and video works and publications.
For further information visit: The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography