Ambrotype by Alexei Serebryakov (18+)
Every year the festival FOTOLETO (photographic project) provides its audience with complex projects. This year the festival will open with a personal exhibition of Alexei Serebryakov (Chelyabinsk).
Works presented at the exhibition are examples of rare and old photography technique, used in the middle of the 19th century - ambrotype, as a result of which the image appears on a glass plate. A large arsenal of chemical agents is used for it: ether, collodion solution and silver nitrate. The process of creating an ambrotype consists of several preparatory stages, which requires special precision and concentration. The exhibition will allow you to get acquainted with each stage of this time-consuming process.
This technique allows you to reveal different genres, and the exhibition will present the widest range of them: still lifes, portraits, plot scenes. In total, 121 works will be included in the exposition: original ambrotype glass and photographs printed from them on photo paper. In their interaction echoes one of the important problems of modern art in general and photography in particular: the question of finding the original. Such a task does not exist for ambrotype, because each glass exists in a single copy. Some works will be presented in two versions, which allows you to compare how the same image conveys glass and paper.
The photographer explores all the possibilities offered by the technique of working with light and texture, seeks to convey softness and rigidity, depth and sharpness, weight and porosity of the material.
The FOTOLETO festival has been held at the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts since 2013. Every year it includes a series of photo exhibitions and events: lectures, discussions, master classes, etc. The project seeks to create a single space that unites an international professional and a wide audience in the field of photography; to exchange experience and promote the art of photography.
The exhibition Ambrotype by Alexei Serebryakov will be presented from 6th of June until 30th of June in the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts on Voevodina st. 5.
06 Juny 2019 - 30 Juny 2019
Voyevodina str., 5
full price 250 rubles
reduced-fare tickets (pensioners, pupils) 100 rubles