My grandmother can make better photographs. Sergey Sapozhnikov's appearance on the Moscow art scene has been accompanied by the same kind of electricity that flows through his work. The dynamic whirlwinds of his photography radiate an energy that could t, it would seem, be of worldly provenance, but rather from some impossible power source. This book features the artist's major series--photographs made in different places at different times. Among them are Withdrawal, Birthday, and My grandmother can make better photographs, and many others.Altogether these works testify to the evolution in Sapozhnikov's career, focusing on his very personal style and approach to reality.
Eugenia Kikodze lives and works in Moscow. She graduated with a degree in art history from Moscow State University and has been a member of the International Association of Art Critics since 1997. Her experience includes lecturing on the history of modern art. She has curated more than thirty exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Irene Calderone is a curator at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy. Together with Francesco Bonami, she curated the exhibition Modernikon: Contemporary Art from Russia in Turin and Venice.