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Alexander Sedelnikov. See You Later.

Video presentation of artist book See You Later

The artist’s book with the name “See you Later” have been published for the exhibition (edition of 20 copies / price: 120 EUR) which photographer prints and binds up by himself. There are 3 gelatin silver prints and the text written by young philosopher in this book. You can order the book:

FotoDepartament Gallery
presents an exhibition under the program Green, showing young Russian photographers:
Alexander Sedelnikov / Saint-Petersburg
See you later

17 December` 2011 – 27 January`2012

Exhibition Opening: 17 December, Suturday /  17.00 – 20.00
Held at: FotoDepartament Gallery: Nevskiy prospect 32/ 2nd floor

Alexander Sedelnikov’s exhibition See You Later is a result of three-years work.
Pictures taken in Saint-Petersburg and Chelyabinsk region, don’t document what is going on, don’t clarify the situation and history, but rather give a strange feeling. “See you” – a word that we pronounce to postpone the inevitable and accept our permanent existence under the eyes of another. The feeling that we have been put into this world and the need to take this confusion to ourself, every now and then blink in these photographs. Heroes enveloped in deep baroque darkness  evoke anxiety and admiration. Freely exist in borderline cases of the frame, they provoke  by their insularity, and turn the phrase See You Later into derision.

Combining the different temporal and spatial stratas, Alexander Sedelnikov raises issues of individual and common ratio, mythological and daily, profane. Fine work with photography’s the composition, light, texture doesn’t produce clean art forms, but induces¬ a multiple reading and shows a certain generation saying about himself.

 About the author:

Alexander Sedelnikov

Was born in 1986 in Kasly, Russia
Based in St. Petersburg, Russia

2011 Cultural cooperation and educational program «Nordic Photography Experience» organized by Foundation of informational and cultural programs “FotoDepartament” with support of Nordic Culture Point. Curators: Ulrich Haas-Pursiainen, curator of Backlight festival, Tampere (Finland). Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, Chief Curator of The Finnish Museum of Photography (Finland). St. Petersburg, Russia.
2008 – now Student in the St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television. St. Petersburg, Russia.
2008-2010 Student on the Faculty of Press Photographers by J.A.Galperin, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003-2008 Student in the South Ural State University at the Physics Dept. Chelyabinsk, Russia

Group Exhibitions
2011 Photographicon: Russia Through the Lens exhibition in the University of Wales, Newport, UK
2011 With Verso Images participates in FORMAT Festival’11 in Derby, Mapping the Flaneur installation, UK
2011 Young Russian Photography exhibition in Krasnoyarsk organized by Foundation of informational and cultural programs “FotoDepartament”, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2010 Young Russian Photography 2010 2/2. “Time”. The Foundation of informational and cultural programs “FotoDepartament”, Big exhibition Hall of BIKCIM Library of V.V. Maykovskiy/
Centre of Art and Music, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Since 2011 represented by FotoDepartament Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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The program of “FotoDepartament” gallery exhibitions
Pavel Platonov / Rostov-on-Don/ 19 November- 16 December’ 2011
Alexander Sedelnikov/ Saint-Petersburg/ “See you later” / 17 December’2011- 27 January’ 2012
Stas Markov/ Moscow/ 28 January – 2 March’ 2012
Anton Sokolov/ Saint-Petersburg / 3 March- 6 April’ 2012

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All works shown during exhibitions, can be purchased in the
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