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Exhibition “City of Shadows. Alexey Titarenko" will be open till June 13, 2021

17 May 2021
Exhibition “City of Shadows. Alexey Titarenko" will be open till June 13, 2021

The State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSPHOTO from April 5 to June 13, 2021 presents the exhibition project “City of Shadows. Alexey Titarenko ". The exhibition is the first retrospective presentation of the author's works in St. Petersburg and thus becomes a symbolic return of the author's work to the St. Petersburg audience.

Alexey Titarenko is one of the most significant representatives of Russian and St. Petersburg art photography of the late XX - early XXI century. The exposition of the exhibition includes 61 photographs. The prints made in a unique author's technique of hand-held silver-gelatinous printing give viewers the opportunity to follow the author's career, starting with the plots of the iconic series made in St. Petersburg: "City of Shadows" (1992-1994), "Black and White Magic of St. Petersburg" (1995-1997) "Frozen Time", (1998-2000) - as well as works from the series dedicated to other cities: "Venice" (2001-2014), "Havana" (2003, 2006), "New York" (2004-2018).

Alexey Titarenko was born in 1962, began to study photography in 1970, graduated from the faculty of photojournalists of the People's University of Public Professions, from 1978 to 1989 participated in exhibitions of the Zerkalo photo club, in 1983 graduated with honors from the department of cinema and photography of the Leningrad Institute of Culture named after ... N.K. Krupskaya. Since 1990, he began to work on personal projects that consistently reflect the author's reaction to the rapidly changing moments of life, preserving then and referring today to the memory of the "emotional and spiritual atmosphere" of the dramatic time of the 1980s - 1990s. The first such project, reflecting the author's impressions of the totalitarian era, was the Nomenclature of Signs series, first presented in 1993 at an exhibition in the State Russian Museum.

The next in time of appearance is the series "City of Shadows", the result of long walks around the city and passion for classical music, which allowed the photographer to depict the disturbing atmosphere of the period of social catastrophe in the early 1990s in St. the world of childhood. While working on the series, Alexey Titarenko makes total use of the possibilities of working with long exposures, which allow immersing the shooting objects in the flow of time, which is tangible for the viewer. In 1994, the series was presented at Pushkinskaya 10, on music stands in an installation invented by the author of illuminated giant sheets of tracing paper, descending from the ceiling and located in the exhibition space in the form of a labyrinth, through which spectators wandered, casting static and sliding shadows on the surface of the tracing paper, associatively uniting them with the restless people depicted in the photographs.

In the series "Black and White Magic of St. Petersburg", first presented to the audience in the summer of 1996 in the Great Hall of the State Philharmonic named after D.D.Shostakovich, Alexei Titarenko turns to the views of Kolomna and the theme of Dostoevsky's St. Petersburg. The harsh black-and-white color is replaced by the softness of the gray tone, permeated with the ghostly St. Petersburg light. The timelessness of photographs, born of light and long exposure, erasing the boundaries of reality, causes a feeling of slight melancholy, ghostly, instability of human life in a constantly changing world. During the creation of the series, Alexey Titarenko finally undergoes the initiation of the artist with his bright, distinctive, recognizable style. The basis of his style is the psychologism of images, based on the musical harmony of alternating major-minor sheets, a subtle technically sophisticated nuance of the tonality of each picture, laid down during shooting and enhanced by photo printing with the introduction of a light color shade into the black and white image.


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