“I Dreamt of Beasts”
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...
For a long time, we’ve been reflecting on how to properly talk about the ongoing war, and decided to immerse the audience in the illusion created by dreams, memories, diaries, conversations, and experiences that found their embodiment in the testimonies of war. We tried to make this exhibition documentary, while challenging the very concept of the “documentary”. We tried to make it artistic while problematising art as such. First of all, individual and collective experiences that have found their material form have become valuable to us," - curators Kateryna Iakovlenko and Halyna Hleba.
Organiser: Artsvit Gallery (Dnipro, Ukraine)
Co-organizer: Labirynt Gallery (Lublin, Poland)
Curators: Kateryna Iakovlenko, Halyna Hleba
Coordinators: Iryna Polikarchuk, Monika Rejman
Daryna Gladun i Lesyk Panasiuk
Dmytro “Orest” Kozatskyi and Yuliia Hontaruk
Pol, Tokha and Tsviakh
Bohdan Shumylovych and Korzhyk the cat
Participants of the “Artsvit for Children” project
Design: Aliona Solomadina
Funded from the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education 2022 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut.
With the support of MOCA NGO, Centre for Urban History of Central and Eastern Europe, atelienormalno, BABYLON’13.