Photographer Andrew Miksys signs copies of his new photobook, Disko.
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA - This Saturday from 2 to 3PM at the Ampersand booth, I06
Ampersand is pleased to have photographer Andrew Miksys stop by our booth at the LA Art Book Fair to sign copies of his new book, Disko. For ten years Miksys traveled the back roads of Lithuania photographing teenagers in village discos. Most of these discos are located in Soviet-era culture houses where Miksys would sometimes find discarded Lenin paintings, old Soviet movie posters, gas masks and other remnants of the Soviet Union. He became fascinated by all this debris of a dead empire and the teenagers who visited the clubs. It seemed like a perfect backdrop to make a series of photographs about young people in Lithuania, a crumbling past, and the uncertain future of a new generation all together in one room.
Can't make it? You can pre-order singed copies from our website here.
Please note: Ampersand will be closed January 28 to February 4 while we are in LA.
Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
2916 NE Alberta St., B, Portland, OR 97211