SACRED PROCESSION: Kaliningrad, Russia
16 April - 20 May 2015
Baltic Biennial of Photography
Nikita Shokhov gathered material during 3 years of shooting at Velikoretsk sacred procession, the oldest orthodox pilgrimage in Russia. Like in previous projects the artist has not solely documented the reality, but he created a visual experiment by interfering to the natural light with color filters, or sometimes offering a scenario to the heroes.Thus, the author goes from photography as a document to the field of contemporary art. The experiment continues in the exposition. And the concept of the installation was done specifically for the space of Baltic Biennial. It is based on the idea of overcoming the limits of the "frame", and the elongation of the hall referes to the crowd of pilgrims extended for many miles.
Designed by Anna-Maria Kandales-Vorobyeva, Philipp Tretyakov and Julia Kondratyeva
Supported by The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin
Photographs by Nikita Shokhov
20 March - 16 May 2015
The May Communist meeting in Moscow in 2013, shot by a scanner.
Group Show in Gallery for Russian Arts and Design, London
Curated by Sergey Khachaturov
Photographs by SOPHIA SCHORR-KON