The door to the 'Different Dimension' (17/05/2012)
In the Novosibirsk Museum of Art opened the door to the "Different Dimension". Today, they launched the 4th International Festival of Contemporary Photography. On several floors of the museum housed more than 300 works made by authors from different countries. Organizers say that except for a few projects in Moscow, "Different Dimension" - the only large-scale exhibition of contemporary photography, taking place in Russia on a regular basis.
Festival of contemporary photography "Different Dimension" held in Novosibirsk, once every two years. Each time the curators try to acquaint the public with interesting authors as to the West and the East. At the same time at the festival is usually a few works of Russian photographers, who are already exhibited in the country. At this time one of the halls of the museum took a series of Petersburger Andrew Chezhina "Transparent dreams." But the symbolic persona of the "Different Dimension 2012" can be called an American photographer Roger Ballen.
Roger Ballen has lived 30 years in South Africa. In Novosibirsk brought him a retrospective exhibition Shedoulend. This is - a journey into the unknown to us a world where human relationships are not like us in the familiar. Where there is a century, the so-called "black racism", and very different ideas about the rights of the white man. Roger for several years rented in a house with many rooms, watching the life and death over its inhabitants. However, his work - metaphorical, they go far beyond documentary photography. The same can be said about the extensive exposure photographers from Hong Kong, which was first brought to Russia.
But these pictures you can see how the Hong Kong. Until 1997 it was under British protectorate, after received the status of autonomy within the People's Republic of China. For authors it is important to understanding what happened, self-identification. Therefore, no postcard exhibition of Hong Kong. But there is a reflection of the pressure on the town common man, individuality, personality, and the removal of many other problems. Just a festival attended by dozens of authors. Besides Russia, the United States and China, they are Austria, Belgium, Italy, Taiwan and Japan. Some photographers personally came to Novosibirsk for the opening of the exhibition.
Alex Kudinov, Constantine Tynaev