25th February – 1st April 2015
Dadiani Fine Art is thrilled to present a solo exhibition of Roman Pyatkovka, one of the most innovative pioneers of Soviet and modern Ukrainian conceptual photography.
This exhibition presents a selection of works from the series Soviet Photo (2012). These poignant images consist of pictures and pages from “Советское фото” (Soviet Photo) magazine, the only photography publication available in the Soviet Union from 1926 to 1992. Like many Soviet publications, Soviet Photo was concerned with advancing Communist ideals. Pyatkovka, at the time an underground photographer, juxtaposed these state-approved images of various Socialist Realist clichés – a cosmonaut, a tractor driver, a collective-farm director, a seamstress, pioneers, a Party meeting – with his works and risked imprisonment doing so.