Born in Siberia, Slava Mogutin is a New York-based multimedia artist and author exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writings and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught journalist and photographer, he became the first Russian to be granted political asylum in the US on the grounds of homophobic persecution. Informed by his bicultural dissident and refugee experience, Mogutin’s work examines the notions of displacement and identity, pride and shame, devotion and disaffection, love and hate.
Mogutin is the author of seven books of writings in Russian, as well as three monographs of photography, Lost Boys, NYC Go-Go, and Bros & Brosephines, and two illustrated collections of poetry, Food Chain and Pictures & Words. He's the winner of Andrei Bely Prize for poetry and the Tom of Finland Foundation Award for artistic achievement.
"Polaroid Rage" shows a collection of Polaroids that tell stories of people through the prism of Mogutin's personal migration experience. Minorities, socially outcasts and outsiders, people on the margins of society, marginalized lives and souls who are not objectively represented in mainstream culture find their place in Mogutin's art and portrayal in the series. »Polaroid Rage« is a photo series consisting of individual polaroid photos, which tell the individual stories and fates of the portrayed people in narrative form and combination.
8.85 x 10.75 cm each
17.7 x 21.5 cm overall
Unique Polaroid Originals type 600 prints
all 4 Polaroids come as one piece of art