Pharmakon Pharmakon Pharmakon Pharmakon

Alexander Chekmenev


89 Books, Palermo — 2021
SFr. 36.00
Pages: 132
Edition: First edition
Dimensions: 17 x 23 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-88-944092-8-4

Look at Alexander Chekmenev’s photographs in this book. See how they have tied the dead man’s wrists off with clean white rags, and placed his battered head on a perch of kindness?
They’re troublesome, disturbing – they are certainly not easy to engage with. 
You have every right to be disturbed by them. I certainly am. 
But there’s something more to these photographs than just easy gore; think of them as images drawn from Ukraine’s bitter history, where its exposure to new armies
and ideologies on Europe’s eastern flanks has made it the premier killing ground
for a thousand years.

(Donald Weber)

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