"Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades"
Upper East Side
Until Sat Feb 8
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Nov 25 2013
Mikhailov, known for unsparing photos of daily life in Russia during the Soviet and post-Soviet eras, is surveyed in this collection of works spanning 40 years. With a style that swung between the documentary and the hallucinatory, he managed to capture the undercurrent of abjection that shot through all levels of the Soviet Union, revealing a society beset by the consequences of its own fatalism and willingness to endure despotism.