Groups + Locations (Moscow), Park of Economic Achievements, 1.44pm


Manchot, Melanie
'Groups + Locations (Moscow)', is a series of photographs taken at historic sites in and around Moscow. The work refers to a moment when photography played an important role in the Russian people's comprehension of what their vast lands and its inhabitants looked like. 'Groups + Locations' takes the vernacular of historic group portraiture as a cue for structuring contemporary images that are similarly striking in the intensity of a given group collectively directing their gazes, their looking focused by the camera. In a culture where photography is still prohibited in many designated public spaces, the participation of the passers-by and the resulting images develop a political charge. Melanie Manchot
  • Artwork Details: Image, 76 x 111cm Paper, 93 x 128cm
  • Edition: Ed 2 of 5
  • Material description: photographic c-type print
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC15/2009



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