Is an art project, implemented in public space, able significantly affect the aesthetic code of the city? What a reflection has the war, terror and violence today, and can contemporary art perform the didactic function? What is the significant difference between urban and natural art interventions, and where should the artist start working with whole landscapes?

From April 13 to April 15, the Artsvit Gallery presents the Dialogues project, where artists and curators from different countries offered their own views on art in the urban environment.

The Dialogues participants:

Imke Rust – a Namibian artist working with the media and lend-arts, the curator in National Gallery of Namibia, implements projects in Germany.

Sabina Shikhlinskaya – a multinational artist from Azerbaijan, who works with painting, graphics, photo and video installations. The curatorial experience of the second participant is more than 20 years (among the projects - the design of the first Azerbaijani pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale).

Nikita Shalenny – the curator in The Artsvit Gallery and artist working in the genre of painting, video, photo and installation.


April 13, 6:30 pm

Discussion platform "Artistic Interventions in Urban Space"

The participants: Imke Rust (Germany / Namibia), Sabina Shikhlinskaya (Azerbaijan), Nikita Shalenny (Ukraine). The guests will have the opportunity to talk with three artists about the features of project implementation in the urban environment, as well as what is the street sculpture, and how the object affects the inhabitants and their city.

April 14, 18:30

Sabina Shikhlinskaya. Presentation of artistic and curatorial practices – projects devoted to the theme of war, terror and violence in modern society.

During the presentation, Sabina Shikhlinskaya will show two videos from the author's multimedia project ‘Dangerous Red’ (2008 - 2016). Also, it is planned to review the pdf-catalog of the curatorial project ‘WMD - Weapon of Mass Destruction’ - contemporary art in Azerbaijan and one video of the project.

April 15, 6:30 pm

Imke Rust. Presentation of artistic and curatorial practices focused on urban and natural interventions.

The author talks about the work that explores how art can affect the viewer, change our reality and its perception. Can art, for example, cause rain or protect the planet? The presentation will be complemented by a 45-minute film about artist’s land-art project ‘The Infinite Scream’, in which she actualizes the problems arising from the work of uranium mines in Namibia.

WARNING! The working language of the project last day is English (with a translator).

The project is implemented on the basis of the ArtSvit Gallery in common with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Donetsk (office in Dnipro) and with the support of the Azerbaijani-Ukrainian Youth Union.

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