We are happy to announce that the Artsvit Gallery is opening a new exhibition outside its own walls. "I Dreamt of Beasts" will be available at the Labirynt Gallery (Lublin, Poland) from November 25 to February 5, 2023. The exhibition was created from the thought of an enchanted forest, which was previously a place of walking, tranquillity and peace for us, and now it is full of threats: mined areas, places of rape, murder and shocking social tragedies...
The exhibition is the resulting work of a group of artists who remained working in Ukraine after the full-scale Russian invasion. The artists presenting at the exhibition have united around the improvised residence ‘The Working Room’ (‘Robocha Kimnata’) in the Institution ‘The Assortment Room' (‘Asortymentna Kimnata’) located in Ivano-Frankivsk. After February 24, all residence artists from the central and eastern regions of Ukraine relocated to western cities, detached from their practice, archives, and contexts. After a few weeks of laboratory work at the residency, and despite minimal mental adaptation, the project spread to other cities in Western Ukraine and expanded to 17 artists. Remaining in a common workspace in Ukraine, the artists collaborated for three months, opposing their human consternations to develop new methods of understanding the present reality.
On September 29, we will open an exhibition of posters based on the results of the competition "The country will not build itself" from the public organization Center for Joint Actions.
On July 22, at 7:00 p.m., the Artsvit gallery will host the opening of the exhibition "Like in a movie...", to which we have invited 15 artists who, in their works, interpret the experience of wartime, which we all have been experiencing since February 24. This is the first exhibition project since the beginning of the full-scale invasion that we have managed to organize in Artworld, so do not miss this event, and we will be looking forward to seeing you.
We planned to open the exhibition of Lucy Ivanova on February 25, 2022. However, on February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war on the territory of Ukraine. That is why this exhibition was not opened in our gallery. Soon we evacuated the works of the artist from Dnipro. We hope to present the works of Lucy Ivanova later.
The first world establishment of Lucy Ivanova's personal exhibition "The Parties themselves" will be opened in the Artsvit Gallery on the 25thof February, at 7:00p.m. The exhibition will feature works being created by the author over the past 4 years.
The international exhibition "Poetry and Performance. Eastern European Perspective" is open from the 25th of November to the 12th of February at the Center for Contemporary Culture in Dnipro and the Artsvit Gallery. "Poetry and performance. Eastern European Perspective ”is a project that combines the poets and artists’ voices from the second half of the twentieth century and contemporary Ukrainian representatives of poetic and performative practices. The exhibition engages with the themes of language censorship, its subordination to ideological policies, fragility and vulnerability to various socio-cultural transformations.
The project was created as part of a 3-week residency at the Artsvit Gallery.
It is almost impossible to study the city in such a short period of time as well as feel it unless only in fragments. Divided and fragmented by time, space, landscape and history it reveals itself to visitors only in dosed segments. To put these parts together, you need to get rid of ideas and stereotypes, clear the mind and accept it without appeal. After that it revives, opens and reveals letting one in partially.
On September 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. within the framework of the Curatorial Practices residence in the Artsvit Gallery the exhibition "I was approaching a city I hadn't known yet" was opened. It takes place in the exhibition space of the Artsvit Gallery and the Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture. A series of small performative gestures in the public space of the city are presented as well.
Aliona Solomadina's personal exhibition "One Alphabet and Project Compositions" is a sequel to her long-term project "City of Forms" in which she studies the city and discovers its potential to create new graphic systems and meanings, taking into account the ambiguity which is laid in the basis of the city and its individual architectural structures. In “ City of Forms” Aliona follows the principle of finding a key element that has the potential to create a broader polysemantic structure.
On June 11 at 6:30 p.m. the exhibition of Lada Nakonechna “Disciplined Vision. School." is opened in the Artsvit Gallery. The exhibition is the first project of the gallery on the new site, within the walls of the Dipro Center for Contemporary Culture. Lada Nakonechna went through all levels of art education in Ukraine. She studied at an art school, Dnipro Art College and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, but as an artist she was formed through self-education and contrary to the post-Soviet academic system. In "Disciplined Vision. School " the artist focuses on art education. Artists studying in higher art institutions of Ukraine still remain the heirs of the school formed in Soviet times. Art education in the Soviet republics was artificially returned to the old academic principles and was taken under the control of the USSR Academy of Arts in the postwar period, which developed its standards.
Loneliness in a huge city, the fatality of leaving home and death as a routine are embodied in the technique of mosaic, made of household tiles, which can be found in apartments. Farewell to the deceased neighbor at the porch and the work of the pathologist rhyme with the waiting for the bus at the stop near the house. We live in a world where conversations about death and fatality, about tragedy and prematurity, about the absurdity that accompanies us every day are not unusual anymore. tchingroom1 have felt this nerve a long time ago and broadcast it in their works.
David Chichkan creates a series of alternative hryvnias, in which he complements portraits of Ukrainian cultural and political figures with quotes from their works that reveal the views of these authors on the social order. Chichkan's "banknotes" depict portraits of modernist intellectuals who strived for social justice and general economic equality, including Mykhailo Drahomanov, an ideologue of Ukrainian socialism and the ideological inspirer of Ivan Franko and Lesia Ukrainka, not represented on real hryvna banknotes.