An elegant #exhibition of the works of #AlexeyTitarenko (b1962, #Leningrad) at the #nailyaalexandergallery in New York is a rare glimpse into the vision of an artist who attempts to capture a change of worlds and histories while preserving the integrity of #personalvision. Composed of about two dozen images from various stages of the artist’s career, the exhibition guides us through four cities in different parts of the world – #StPetersburg, #Venice, #Havana and #NewYork – that left a stamp on Titarenko’s life, but also made him see these cities in a distinctive way. Using #blackandwhitephotography and #superimposition, #Titarenko outlines the contours of his #vision as #fragmentsofreality that is long gone, sparsely populated and somewhat #melancholic, but believable nevertheless. Like a dream that fills us with a conviction of the specialness of a moment that holds a singular truth, each image in this exhibition conveys the certainty that the moment captured in it is real. The title of the exhibition, #TheCityIsANovel, imparts the sense of the special nature of this reality as something that can not only be read and interpreted, but also felt. Titarenko spoke to @studio.international after the exhibition had opened. #interview online now.