Time is out of joint: Photography 1966-2011 by Boris Mikhailov on view at Berlinische Galerie

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BERLIN.- With a show of works by Boris Mikhailov, born in Ukraine in 1938, the Berlinische Galerie is acknowledging a major position in contemporary photography. Mikhailov establishes many links between documentation and conceptual art, and in so doing he has also made an important contribution to media theory in terms of the way we look at photography and the history of our responses to it. In the 1990s, “everyday” meant “existential”, “threatening”. When the Soviet Union collapsed, he turned his attention to the losers in this social transformation, taking portraits, displaying poverty and despair, and with that the consequences of the ruthless, repressive Soviet system. In 2002, Ulrich Domröse was able, as Curator of Photography, to purchase eight works from the series “Case History” for the Berlinische Galerie. Four works from the Berlin series “In the Street” f