20 December 2012 – Photographer Ernest Goh makes his Russian debut with a solo exhibition at the prestigious POBEDA Gallery located in the historical GUM in Moscow’s Red Square. The exhibition cheekily titled “Cocks” opened on 14 December to kick start POBEDA’s new exhibition calendar as it officially launched its latest gallery venue in the Russian capital. Ernest Goh’s latest photographic series explores the close relationship between animals and their human masters. Humans tend to anthropomorphize their pets considering them as members of the family and projecting human-like characteristics onto them. In his “Cocks” series, Goh has vividly captured these characteristics through his realist portraits of ornamental chickens known as bred for competition by many in Malaysia. These chickens are prized for their built, size, behaviour and showmanship and compete in ‘beauty pageants’ held in villages throughout Malaysia. Judged on their stance, temperament and quality of their wing, comb and tail, owners of Seramas proudly regard their chickens as warriors or soldiers, ready for battle.
The exhibition “Cocks” is on at POBEDA Gallery, Moscow, Red Square 3 GUM from 14 December 2012 until 31 January 2013. For more information about the exhibition and gallery, please visit: www.pobedagallery.com.
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