Olga Sviblova on Russian Photography

Image: Sergey Chilikov From the series ‘Photoprovocations’, 1995 © Sergey Chilikov / Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.

In 2016, the Russian documentary director, curator, art critic and founder of Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum Olga Sviblova was commissioned by Photo London to present an exhibition from the Museum’s collection of Sergei Chilikov. It is Chilikov’s exhibition that Sviblova uses as a launching point to speak about Russian Photography more generally. Sviblova has long been considered a figurehead of photography in Russia and has become integral to its promotion abroad.

She is in conversation with Sarah Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.