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Exhibition: Yury Gudkov. Keep an eye on what you see

FotoDepartament Gallery presents:

Yury Gudkov / Saint-Petersburg

Keep an eye on what you see

29 January – 24 March 2016

Opening reception: 29 January, 19:00 / Artist-talk at 19:30

Location: FotoDepartament, 24 Vosstaniya St. / «Fligel» Creative Space / 1st floor

Entry is free



The continuous process of taking pictures of everyday life engenders the documentation of ambiguous ritual. As a result, its original duration and meaning could hardly be restored. In a sequence of images, the captured scene becomes autonomous and looped so it can’t be recognized as part of personal experience of seeing. The strange units that were put together form unexpected interactions with various forms, objects, phenomena. This allows thinking about totality of Seeable, about inability to ignore perception as such.
This project is about unsolvable situation that takes place between continuous contemplation and the process of monotonous surveillance. I started my thoughts from the idea that any experience is inevitable. This allows me to talk about the simple act of looking that brings unexpected results as discovery eyesight’s dependence on Seeable.

About the author:

Born in 1990, based in St. ­Petersburg, Russia. Student of Fotodepartament.Institute since 2014. Took part in group exhibitions: “Common Imaginary”, Fotodepartament Gallery, Saint­Petersburg, Russia; “Construction. Photography in search of approach”, international Festival of Photography, Uglich, Russia; “Experiences of Brownian Motion” in Moscow at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia. His book “Keep an Eye on what you see” was shortlisted at Unseen Dummy Award 2015 in Amsterdam.


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Vosstaniya street, 24, 2d yard, ground floor
art-claster “Fligel”
Saint-Petersburg / Russia
tel.: +7-901-301-7994