Artsvit gallery presents the videos made by the residents of the International Biruchiy Symposium from December 6 to December 29. The artist Nastya Loyko has been collecting the videos of the symposium’s participants for a long time. In her opinion, the video is a special type of communication between artists during the symposium, because it connects and creates a special space for communication and aesthetic discoveries.
Marsel’s Coming soon. Zheka reminds the Soviet agitation posters and in the same time magazine caricatures and comics. However, Zheka is not a classical hero, he stands aside from any events, from the changing world and just comments them on his own immobile position, rather – poses. Character Zheka exists out of time: he lived in the Soviet Union, in the 90's, today, changing only a briefcase for a purse.
Everything we can imagine is real, and especially children's fantasies. The TIGRODINOCHELOVEK is a synthesis of reality and imaginary, a chance to look deeper into your unconscious and possibly meet it face to face again.
During The War is a project made by David Chichkan, focused on the revolutionary period of Dnipropetrovsk region's history and the subjects of its origin from anarchism. The painter offers to look at the events that took place in the territory of modern Ukraine in the early twentieth century, before, during and after the First World War through the prism of anarchism.
The ArtSvit Gallery presents its own collection of Ukrainian graphics dated the late 1950s - 1980s. The purpose of the project is to reveal the concept of the "collection's" phenomenon.
The project demonstrates an encyclopedic approach to understanding the collection as a cultural phenomenon. The entire gallery space is built around this complex dynamic system. Collection's existence outside of historical or other contexts lets to feel and demonstrate a more subtle, psycho-emotional and even genetic connection between modernity and Soviet sentiment.
Dnipro. The Transformation is about the city, its cluster of architecture and engineering facilities, a great history and destinies of people, a set of facts and lots of artifacts that provide us with knowledge about ourselves. Over the past two years, Dnipro has changed significantly, mainly because of its inhabitants’ changes. For a modern person, who finds the flow of time too rapid, the city, as a social mechanism may sometimes be neither comfortable nor understandable, and city structure cannot be explained or defined.
The project represents graphics and video made by a young artist, who appeared on facebook in 2012 as an anonymous art project called Kinder Album. This is the first artist's major personal project in Ukraine. 'QUI PRO QUO' in Latin means confusion associated with the fact, that someone or something is being taken for someone or something else. 'QUI PRO QUO' is a phraseology, that is often used with a comic flavor, and it is also synonymous with a story, case, misunderstanding, occasional, and accidents.
The Artsvit Gallery presents a unique and still little known, even in the Ukrainian art community, phenomenon, that was formed in Dnipro in the late 1970s - early 1980s. It was associated with the photo club "Dnipro" founded by Marlene Matus (1939 - 2014), and its so-called Youth Department. The department was implemented with the initiative of Alexander Feldman, a photographer and photo art theorist. It became a powerful center of photographic production beyond the "proletarian" stereotypes, absorbing the tradition of Soviet informal reporting and pictorialism, which was widely spread in the 1900s –1910s in Ukraine.
The Artsvit Gallery and Nikita Shalenny present 4 projects that were previously exhibited in Kiev, Vienna, Lublin and Chicago. Most of them are presented in Dnipro for the first time.
The exhibition of Ukrainian graphics "The River of Life" is our first step in the way of exploring the citizens with the rapidly developing art, and artists continue to experiment with unexpected techniques and materials.
June 7, 2014 - July 26, 2014
In almost every one of his projects, the artist Petrov outlines certain boundaries of the borderline situations beyond which he takes his characters. The source of these plots, according to the artist, is his own flair. Petrov begins to work when his patience runs out, portraying what upsets him, does not suit him, and what he does not agree with. An external negative stimulus for him is one of the key drivers of creativity.
Project curators Maria Shaluyeva and Oleksandr Shchelushchenko
December 14, 2013 - January 19, 2014
In his personal project, the artist focuses the viewer's attention on the theme of conflicts, the cause of which is the desire of one, by force, to take away what is created and belongs to another. This phenomenon has accompanied mankind throughout history. The reference to the first conflict between the brothers Cain and Abel, described in the Old Testament, was the key to choosing the name of the exhibition. Today the author carries the biblical question "Where is the brother of yours?" to the modern context.