Background information"Seen through the eyes of filmmaker David Teboul—who completed a documentary about the artist in 2010 - this volume, 'Boris MIKHAILOV. I’ve Been Here Before', offers an overview of Ukrainian photographer's career. One of the most important artists to have emerged from the former Soviet Union, MIKHAILOV has for more than thirty years taken photographs that engage with the idea of the individual in the public sphere, as well as the breakup of the Soviet Union and its many human casualties. This volume brings back into focus MIKHAILOV's beautifully crafted and often melancholy body of work which was relatively unknown prior to the Soviet Union’s collapse." (© Hirmer, 2010)
ContentExtensively illustrated with stills from Teboul’s film, the book, 'I've Been Here Once Before', also includes transcripts of MIKHAILOV’s discussions with Teboul, in which he provides insight into both his work and, more generally, the life of an artist in the Soviet Union before and after its fall.
Detailed informations on single chapters:
- 'Notes on Boris Mikhailov' by Nicolas Bourriaud
'Red Babylon' by François Prodromidès
Photographs 'I’ve Been Here Once Before'
Boris MIKHAILOV interviewed by David Teboul
About Boris Mikhailov
About the authors
- David Teboul, François Prodromidès
- Pb. (no dust jacket, as issued), 12 x 17 x 3,5 cm., 476 pp., 320 color ills., text language: English