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 exposition is available to visit until the 2nd of April. Lucy Ivanova's paintings embody the eternal debate about the interdependence of form and content in the basis of classical art media. Ivanova's practice of recent years is being developed along the axis of her own search for a balance of narrativeness and autonomous life of picturesque matter. It is presented in the exhibition of the “Artsvit” with selected paintings, tempera and acrylics.
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.
The motif of naked female nature is one of the leading ones in the artist's work. In contrast to the engraving, which requires discipline, in drawings and large paintings (triptych as a continuation of serial variations of the previous time) the author demonstrates unbridled energy, emancipation of language, primitivization of forms, effects of tense line or free and naughty brushstroke. The artist excites the viewer's imagination, brings anxiety and contrast. Moreover, black, white and red are dominant colors in each of the three paintings, which are perceived symbolically as the colors of the trinity of the universe.
November 12, 2020 - November 21, 2020
The photo exhibition "Play Petanque with us" by journalist and writer Eva Raiska (Marianna Maksymova) represents Marcel in the most intimate reflections and dimensions. The author tries to explore the city in another more real way using her optics excluding stereotypes and markers. She is eager to feel its urban impulses and crystallize the most important view out of them. People create the city, fill it with themselves, become involved in its energy, and organically intertwine with its rhythm.
October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
The exhibition "I’VE UNDERSTOOD YOU" was created by nine artists from different cities of Ukraine. At the center of the exhibition there is an attempt to understand each other, the "code" of the Dnipro city and the temporary creative cooperation environment. The participants of the residency have been interacting with each other, shared artistic experiences and explored the local context for several weeks.
The research was conducted through group walks, group discussions, personal research and observations.
September 4, 2020 - September 25, 2020
The exhibition offers to discover your rituals from the outside, personal or universal, every day and exceptionally solemn, to understand their identity with the meaning of routine and to determine whether the current state of affairs is comfortable. In this exhibition we seek answers from the authors about the coexistence of ritual and routine in their art, as well as review how our personal rituals have become routine, due to the loss of a sacredness sense to them of the 21st century man, who is always lack of time to feel here and now.