Structures of Madness, or Why Shepherds Living in the Mountains Often Go Crazy / Photomania in Crimea.
The special thing about Boris Mikhailov as a ‘book maker’ is that he thinks of and develops photography in sequences, in spaces and cuts, in the forms of its montage.
Viewed as a whole, his books and book drafts – which often only exist as one original copy – create a retrospective of a very unique and intimate kind. The artist’s books Krymskaja Fotomanija (Crimean Photomania) and Mountains, each with 128 pages, are shown here in facsimile, accompanied by 80 pages of illustrated text.
Edited by Inka Schube