Sergey & Olga KAMENNOY

The Album Of A Discharged Soldier

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"It so happened that Olga and I started working together, even though she hadn’t gone through any formal artistic education. But in fact, she has been self-educating with such a speed, that nowadays no project is executed without her participation. Moreover, since I am color-blind, all aspects related to color fall under her responsibility.
Both of us love theater, exhibitions, second-hand markets and our house in Normandy, which interior we are constantly re-designing. And I can no more imagine myself working alone.
We began the project The Discharge Album in 2008. After my son Taras KAMMENOY had been recruited to the army in Ukraine I thought about the discharge album* he would create during his military service. What kind of album would a young artist, a cynic and a nihilist make? What would he create in this genre of army subculture? (Sergey KAMENNOY)

*In the army subculture, the discharge album is a unique hand-made book that contains photographs, texts and drawings about the army life. It is created by the soldier himself in only one copy.

The authors specially thank Lidia LYKHACH and Misha PEDAN for their belief in the project, and Nikolay SHTOCK for his assistance in design.

About the photographers/artists, Olga KAMMENNOY (*1978) and Sergey KAMMENOY (*1959):

Olga KAMMENOY is President of the French Art Association 'ADECA'.
Selected exhibitions:
2016 Art Luxemburg
2010 The Middle Ages or Gothics XX!, Le Plessis Robinson, France
2009 Personal Exhibition at Museum of Oskar Kokoschka, Pochlarn, Austria.
2008 Kandinsky Prize, Moscow, Russia (together with Sergey Kamennoy)

Sergey KAMMENOY, Member of the French Art Association 'ADECA':
1974-78 has studied at the Art school.
1978-83 has studied at the Academy of Art, Kharkov.
Selected exhibitions:
2016 “Contemporary drawing”. PERMM, Perm, Russia (in cooperation with the Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg)
2013 Russian Barocco. Personal exhibition at Marat Gelman gallery, Moscow.
2012 Anonimus, PERMM, Perm, Russia.
2011 Rodina, PERMM, Perm, Russia .
2010 Graphic Biennale Boomerang, PERMM, Perm, Russia.
2010 Long list, Kandinsky Prize, Moscow, Russia.
2008 Short-list, Kandinsky Prize, Moscow, Russia (together with Olga)

In der Subkultur der russischen Armee gehört das Discharged Soldier-Album, ein einzigartiges handgemachtes Buch, das Fotos, Texte und Zeichnungen über das Leben während der Armee-Zeit enthält, zum Militärdienst gewissermaßen dazu. Es wird vom Soldaten selbst in nur einer Kopie erstellt. (vgl. das Buch von ...).
Der Fotokünstler Sergey KAMMENOY hat sich diese Genre zum Vorbild genommen und ein Künstlerbuch in höherer Auflage erstellt. So gewinnen wir als Betrachter einen Einblick in die (künstlerisch & kritisch eingefärbte) Welt der russischen Armee.

"Nachdem mein Sohn, Taras KAMENNOY für die Ukrainische Armee rekrutiert worden war, dachte ich an das Discharged Soldier-Album*, das er während seines Militärdienstes erschaffen würde. Was für ein Album würde ein junger Künstler, ein Zyniker und Nihilist machen, was würde er schaffen als Teil dieser Subkultur?" (Sergey KAMENNOY)