Studio of Exhaustion


Clifton Meador


Recent artist’s books.


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Soviet Onion
Digitally printed
Eight 24-page booklets, housed in a lasercut paper box pages
6 by 8.5 inches
2021

Edition of 30

Photobooks were a ubiquitous form of propaganda in the Soviet Union—photo albums of famous cities and regions, souvenirs of internal tourism, these books intended as souvenirs or gifts.  But hidden within these bland visual books are layers of mythic narratives of suspicion, exploitation, greed, envy, and control.

Before the Soviet Union fell apart, it was always spinning apart.