On the Road of Bones: Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway
Journey to the Pole of Cold in “On the Road of Bones: Ghosts of the Siberian Gulag Along the Old Kolyma Highway,” an exhibition at Kris Waldherr Art and Words studio gallery in Brooklyn. Through photography and mixed media, “On the Road of Bones” reveals the secret history and hidden landscape of Kolyma, formerly the land of Soviet labor camps and the coldest inhabited region on earth. Stunning new works by young native Siberian photographers Bolot Bochkarev, Nastya Borisova, and Ajar Varlamov trace the remains of the vast highway built across the taiga, tundra, and permafrost of North Asia by Stalin’s prisoners. The exhibition juxtaposes the tragic events of the past with the powerful natural beauty of the frozen land and the daily lives of northern people. Curated by Thomas R. Miller.
More events associated with this exhibition are planned, including a film festival and a Q&A with the curator in November. Please see the website for the complete calendar: http://ontheroadofbones.com. Attached is the press release.
KRIS WALDHERR ART AND WORDS
1501 Newkirk Avenue in Ditmas Park
(entrance on Marlborough Road, around the corner from subway station)
Brooklyn, NY 11226
subway: Q or B train to Newkirk Avenue
Street parking is available.