Past: Slava Mogutin: Analog Human Studies, April 12 – June 4, 2023

The Bureau is proud to present Slava Mogutin: Analog Human Studies, on view at the Bureau from April 12 through June 4, 2023.

Opening reception: Wednesday, April 12, 6 to 8 PM.

On Saturday, April 22nd, at 5 PM, the Bureau will host Gay Propaganda: Film Screening and Poetry Reading by Slava Mogutin

Analog Human Studies is an ongoing project that covers two decades of Slava Mogutin‘s film photography, from the outtakes from his first monograph Lost Boys (2006) to most recent commission and editorial work, portraits and nudes taken in NY, LA, Berlin and beyond. Based on Mogutin’s new book published by MenOnPaperArt (London), the show features a series of works on fabric, as well as photo collages from Polaroid Rage, another ongoing project documenting queer communities around the world. 

Born in Siberia, Slava Mogutin is a Russian-American artist, author and activist exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writing and activism. A third-generation writer and self-taught 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, three monographs of photography and two illustrated collections of poetry published in the US, as well as numerous artist editions. He’s the winner of Andrei Bely Prize for poetry and the Tom of Finland Foundation Award for artistic achievement.

Copies of Analog Human Studies (MenOnPaper, softcover, 160 pages, 210 x 297 mm / 8.25 x 11.75 inches, $50) will be available for purchase at the Bureau.