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Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было.
Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There.

KGallery, Saint Petersburg
17 June-27 August 2023


With works from the Sergey Chubraev Collection and other collections

Curated by Alexandra Ominima

Introduction and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's works

Samizdat – Roentgenizdat – Magnetizdat next page >>

Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. / Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There. The exhibition flyer is based on a fragment from (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's record sleeve from 1984 KINO "Nachalnik Kamchatki" (The Chief of Kamchakta) by legendary band KINO.

Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. / Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There.
The exhibition flyer is based on a fragment from (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's record sleeve from 1984 KINO "Nachalnik Kamchatki" (The Chief of Kamchakta) by legendary band KINO.

Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There presents artifacts related to Leningrad’s “unofficial” world of music from the Sergey Chubraev Collection and some other collections. Exhibits cover the period from the 1950s to the 1980s with specimens of “bone records” – albums produced on discarded medical X-ray films (roentgenizdat) – and tape albums (magnetizdat).

Works of art by Leningrad artists complete the exhibition, among them Bob Koshelokhov, Timur Novikov, E-E Kozlov, and Evgeniy Mikhnov-Voitenko. Numerous historical objects, such as a telephone booth and a letter box, allow to travel one back in time.

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov. KINO. Nachalnik Kamchatki (1984)

A key object of Chubraev’s collection and also the logotype of the exhibition is E-E Kozlov’s LP cover for Nachalnik Kamchatki (Начальник Камчатки, The Chief of Kamchatka) from 1984, the third album by Russia’s legendary band KINO (КИНО).

For the first time, visitors have a chance to see Kozlov’s original work. His painted photo collage of the band’s members stands out not only as a beautifully designed object. It is unique because the artist created it as a vinyl record sleeve – at a time, when underground bands could distribute their music only as small-format tape albums. Accordingly, KINO’s 1984 magnetizdat album was released with a black and white photographic reproduction of Kozlov’s cover, while his original design was used for a vinyl release of Nachalnik Kamchatki only in 2021 more >>.

The original work is displayed together with a selection of LP and CD-covers it inspired, including some plagiarisms, which were produced in the 1990s and later more >>.

During the perdiod of the exhibition, KGallery organises a series of events with lectures, book presentations, and guided tours.
Read the introduction on the gallery's website External link >>

Hannelore Fobo, July 2023

Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. / Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There. View of KGallery bookshop with exhibition posters. Photo: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. / Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There.
View of KGallery bookshop with exhibition posters. P
hoto: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov  LP cover for Nachalnik Kamchatki (The Chief of Kamchatka, 1984), the third album by Russia’s legendary band (KINO. Начальник Камчатки) On the wall (right): A selection of Nachalnik Kamchatki LP and CD-covers from the 1990s and later. Top right: (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's design for the KINO lettering, 1984. Bottom left: Moroz Records' plagiarism of Kozlov's cover design from 2012 with a group portrait by Alexander Boyko more >>. Bottom centre: AnTrop's release from 2021 more >>  The Sergey Chubraev Collection.  KGallery, Saint Petersburg Photo: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov

LP cover for Nachalnik Kamchatki (The Chief of Kamchatka, 1984), the third album by Russia’s legendary band (KINO. Начальник Камчатки)

On the wall (right): A selection of Nachalnik Kamchatki LP and CD-covers from the 1990s and later. See next page for a black and white magnitizdat cover of Kozlov's design more >>.
Top right: (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's design for the KINO lettering, 1984.
Bottom left: Moroz Records' plagiarism of Kozlov's cover design from 2012 with a group portrait by Alexander Boyko more >>.
Bottom centre: AnTrop's release from 2021 more >>

The Sergey Chubraev Collection.

KGallery, Saint Petersburg
Photo: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

 Exhibition text for (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's LP cover KNIO. Nachalnik Kamchatki  KGallery, Saint Petersburg Photo: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

Exhibition text for (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov's LP cover KNIO. Nachalnik Kamchatki (KINO. Начальник Камчатки)

KGallery, Saint Petersburg
Photo: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov  LP cover for KINO. Nachalnik Kamchatki (The Chief of Kamchatka, KINO. Начальник Камчатки) 1984, reverse.  The Sergey Chubraev Collection.  KGallery, Saint Petersburg Photo: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov

LP cover for KINO. Nachalnik Kamchatki (The Chief of Kamchatka, KINO. Начальник Камчатки) 1984, reverse.

The Sergey Chubraev Collection.

KGallery, Saint Petersburg
Photo: Courtesy N. M., June 2023

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov.  Left: Я-Я / Ya-Ya. Nitro enamel spray on paper (black lightproof paper bags for photo paper), 145 x 361 cm, 1985 First exhibited at the Leningad Rock Club, 1985 more >>. See also: НОВЫЕ ИДУТ! THE NEW ARE HERE! The New Artists at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), 2012 more >>  Window front: (E-E) Kozlov. Любофь / Lofe, 1987 (see below).  Photo: Courtesy Alexandra Ominima, KGallery Saint Petersburg, June 2023

(E-E) Evgenij Kozlov.

Left: Я-Я / Ya-Ya. Nitro enamel spray on paper (black lightproof paper bags for photo paper), 145 x 361 cm, 1985
The Kozlov & Fobo Collection
First exhibited at the Leningad Rock Club, 1985 more >>.
See also: НОВЫЕ ИДУТ! THE NEW ARE HERE! The New Artists at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), 2012 more >>

Window front: (E-E) Kozlov. Любофь / Lofe, 1987 (see below).
The Kozlov & Fobo Collection

Photo: Courtesy Alexandra Ominima, KGallery Saint Petersburg, June 2023



New Composer Valery Alakhov (left) and (E-E) Evgenij Kozlov (right) performing on Kozlov's painting Я-Я / Ya-Ya. Leningrad Rock Club, 1985 more >>
Kozlov dedicated his painting to New Composers Valery Alakhov and Igor Verichev.
Photo: Igor Verichev
See also: Letter I (1986) – Happy New Year at the Leningrad Rock Club more >>

(E-E) Kozlov Любофь / Lofe. Mixed media on canvas, 106 x 107 cm, 1987 First exhibited at the Palace of Culture and Science, Peterhof, 1988 more >>  KGallery, Saint Petersburg Photo: Slava Shadronov

(E-E) Kozlov
Любофь / Lofe. Mixed media on canvas, 106 x 107 cm, 1987
The Kozlov & Fobo Collection
First exhibited at the Palace of Culture and Science, Peterhof, 1988 more >>

KGallery, Saint Petersburg
Photo: Slava Shadronov


KGallery, Saint Petersburg View with exhibtion poster Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. / Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There. KGallery, Saint Petersburg Photo: Courtesy N.M. Street view of KGallery, Saint Petersburg, with exhibtion poster Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. / Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There. Photo: Courtesy Sergey Chubraev

KGallery, Saint Petersburg
View with exhibtion poster Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. /
Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There.
KGallery, Saint Petersburg
Photo: Courtesy N.M.
Street view of KGallery, Saint Petersburg, with exhibtion poster
Самиздат. Музыка, которой не было. /
Samizdat. The Music That wasn't There.
Photo: Courtesy Sergey Chubraev

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