Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The year 1989 marked the "official" break-up of the Soviet Union. An artist who has made the consequences of that break-up a focus of his work is Saatchi Gallery favourite Boris Mikhailov (b. 1938 Kharkov, Ukraine).
The photo above is from Mikhailov's "Case History" series (1997-1998). On this picture, Mikailov writes: "BOMJI. It is a term made of capital letters, recently coined. It literally refers to those people without a stable residence, practically living in the streets, wherever they can stretch their bones."