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.
November 08, 2013 - December 1, 2013
Odesa has historically developed an original artistic tradition that has been existed and developed since the founding of the Society of South-Russian Artists in 1890, that was led by Kyriak Kostandi.