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.
Free entrance. The exhibition will be open from tuesday to saturday from 12:00 to 19:00 at Krutohirny Uzviz 21a.
Like in a movie...
Today millions of Ukrainians are going through a powerful collective experience — a full-scale war in their home country. Waking up on February 24 to the sounds of explosions or a phone call from a loved one, contacting family, deciding whether to evacuate or stay at home... And then — plenty of unique human stories that cannot be compared.
However, in our stories about the war, there are some common features that describe everyone's experience to some extent. For example, the changed perception of time and space, familiar objects and locations; re-evaluation of the concept of home; derealization as an inability to comprehend the reality of what's happening but rather watching it like a movie.
By doing the exhibition "Like in a movie..." we want to document how Ukrainian artists reflect on this collective experience. All the works presented in it were created after February 24, 2022, often in the form of visual diaries, reacting in real-time to the events of the war.
For the Artsvit Gallery, this is not only the first exhibition since the beginning of the war, but also a representation of the contribution of Ukrainian artists to the struggle on the cultural front, expressed in a city bordering the physical front. This gesture is expressed in a city bordering the physical front line. Dnipro became a stronghold of the Ukrainian resistance for the second time in 8 years, which makes it a special place for the implementation of this project.
"Like in a movie..." is an artistic embodiment of our experiences during the war, both shared and personal. It's a modern art that is able to be perceived by the general public without additional context as the artist and the viewer are in the same informational and emotional realm. They understand each other like never before.
Speaking about this war, the Ukrainian artist almost does not use allegories, conceptual methods, complex symbols, and metaphors. They don't need superstructures of meanings or metaphysical images to express themselves.
After all, what could be more convincing than our reality now? What could be more important?
Dinara Khalilova, Viktoriia Nikitina
Artem Andriychuk (Kafelman)