Boris Mikhailov: Tea Coffee Cappuccino

Boris Mikhailov: Tea Coffee Cappuccino
Library Shelf Location 18.MIKH
Publication Date 2011
Description For Boris Mikhailov, societal changes are most clearly visible in small, everyday events. While the waiter in Ukraine would still be asking "tea or coffee?" during the Soviet era, the question today is "tea, coffee, cappuccino?" In his newest works (2000 - 2010), Mikhailov tackles precisely these changes and captures-as he has already in "By the Ground / At Dusk" (Oktagon, 1996)-daily life in his hometown Charkow. In this collection of more than 200 colour photographs, the West is perceptible everywhere in the form of huge, colourful advertising banners, but the promises of the Orange Revolution, that everything would get better, have only been fulfilled for few. Through palliating nothing, transfiguring nothing, Mikhailov attempts to sensitise the view of the observer. The individual pictures and scenes create a large tableau of society that tells us more about the Ukraine and its inhabitants than any specialised book.
ISBN 9783865608772
Quantity 1
Pages 240
Format Hardback
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Related Artist Boris Mikhailov
Category Photography
Related Country/Global Region Ukraine
Artist's Nationality Ukrainian
Language English

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