Posts: 3315 From: Geneva, Switzerland Registered: May 2006
posted March 24, 2011 11:21 AM
Direction-Space! Photography by Maria Gruzdeva with Matthew Shaul
Gagarin's name is still synonymous with the Space Race and Russian space exploration. Direction-Space offers a new insight into a subject central to the Cold War history of the Soviet Union, and raises questions over attitudes and perceptions.
Half a century after the legendary flight, Gruzdeva looks at two central sites: Star City and Baikonur.
About the Photographer
Maria Gruzdeva is a young Russian photographer. Based in London for the past three years, she is able to offer a unique perspective on her country of origin, its post-Soviet history and aesthetics. She held her first major solo exhibition in Moscow in 2010 and has shown her work in several group exhibitions as well as at art fairs such as VOLTA6 in Basel and Art Moscow.