Artificial pain. Exhibition of contemporary art in Torun

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April 3, 2020, at 7 pm, an exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art will open at the Center of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu' in Toruń.

The "Artificial Pain" project is a response to current problems and situations that make up Ukraine as a country, as a people, as a geopolitical point on the world map. The concept of the exhibition is based on the inevitable conditioning of the present by decisions from the past, the continuity of some situations affecting the dynamic development of others.

A starting point of the life of an individual begins at a certain point on the map and continues in a chronological line of days lived. The history of nations, peoples, communities is a nonlinear open system consisting of hundreds of lives, thousands of events that are constantly analyzed, interpreted and redefined. Those things that a person confronts forme in a system of the worldview that exists in the intense mode of questions: Who am I? Who is the Other? Who are we?

The distinctive themes of Ukrainian contemporary art emerge from the same ontological issues: existential, social, national self-determination, search for a point of reference and orientation on the global geopolitical landscape.

An artist tries to be tangible to human beings in the plane of the nonlinear world. An artist feels the social ether that penetrates everything, the social currents that saturate the information space. He is the medium, the prognosticator, the visionary. His artistic response to reality can be aggressive, melancholic, escapist, etc. - one that responds to the needs of the time, is able to express his symptoms, to cure his pain.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine gained a new status as an independent state, which led to the worldview breakdown. The theme of self-identification has evolved into artistic reflections on the history of statehood, cultural heritage of Ukraine,  continuity of traditions and ways of renewal. It also has elaborated on the interpretation of motives and symbols of Ukrainian culture. The new reality emerged in new conditions - it is no longer the reality of Soviet unification and opposition to the system, but one of the uncertainties of freedom in which social inertia, confusion in front of the future manifested themselves. Questions about the national past, self-identification, historical constructs and differences arose.

 

The history of Ukraine has undergone many changes since independence proclamation, such as changes in internal and foreign policy directions, two revolutions, armed aggression of Russia, violation of the territorial integrity of the state, forced internal migration. The revolutions of 2004, and especially of 2014, demonstrated what a driving influence the past has on today's value orientations, reinforced the strong spirits of the population, exacerbated ripening conflicts. Decommunisation, public debates and criticism of the Soviet past (authorities, ideology, art, morality) as an answer to the question "what to do with the past?" has received controversial answers. In contrast to the decisive rejection of the past, a nostalgic view of the Soviet Union also showed itself. And it is symptomatic that this nostalgia is typical not only for the older generation but also for young people who were already born in independent Ukraine. Today, artists respond to the issues of active right-wing and nationalist movements. The feminist artistic line, as a line of personal freedom and tolerance, has manifested itself in the social field.

Contemporary Ukrainian art is not limited to self-identification on the political background of history. Current apolitical art focuses on the constant revision of life experience and finding its coordinates in the post-modern world. Experiments and findings are evolved into new poly-discursive, non-mythological forms. Artists work with the latest technologies in creative practices, rethinking the possibilities of traditional materials, forms, genres and more. The concept of man as a biological, social and existential body in the 21st century is completely different, new knowledge about the nature of the surrounding world is being transformed into artistic forms of knowledge. Urgent topics, main meanings, key images are output in new mythologies.

In Polish, “art” sounds like “sztuka”. For the Ukrainian language, "sztuchne" is something that is created by man, as well as something that may be false, inanimate. However, the artist eliminates the threat of the latter by his ability to articulate clearly in the creative work that remains unclassified by living material for others and keeps in touch with the living painful nerve of reality.

 

Participants: Artemova Gera, Kamennoy Taras, Kokhan Vitalii, Krasnoshchek Vladyslav, Lebedynskyy Sergiy, Logachova Bella, Malynovska Tetiana, Matsenko Mykola, Melnichenko Serhiy, Minin Roman, Mykhailov Roman, NATSPROM (Mykola Matsenko, Oleg Tistol), Nosok Mykola, Polunina-But Yuliia, Pyatkovka Roman, Rachynskyi Andrii, Revkovskyi Danyyl, Solop Oksana, Sydorenko Victor Tsagolov Vasyl, Volokitin Artem, Yankovskaya Lana, Zorkin Kostiantyn, Mykyta Shalennyi.

Curators: Nataliia Ivanova, Krzysztof Bialowicz

Exposition: Kostiantyn Zorkin

Texts: Mariia Varlygina

 

Project partners: ABRAMOVYCH.ART and Kharkiv National University named after W. N. Karazin.   The exhibition will last until June 7.

 

We sincerely thank our friends and colleagues from the  Center of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu' in Toruń: Mr. Director of the Center - Vaclav Kuchma, as well as Krzysztof Bialowicz, Wojciech RumińskiRenata SargalskaMikołaj Makiłła, Matildi Hinc and all those who worked. We are grateful that in these difficult times we remain together for the common right we believe in. Thanks to the dedicated work of the circle of professionals who collected this project, this exhibition is taking place today. We are sure that we have many more projects ahead of us! Thank you all!


Additional links

https://csw.torun.pl/wystawy-2/wystawa-sztuczny-bol-wspolczesna-sztuka-ukrainy-31499/

https://www.facebook.com/csw.torun

https://www.facebook.com/events/1315804098629604/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ceeswu

 

 

Artificial pain. Exhibition of contemporary art in Torun
Category:

April 3, 2020, at 7 pm, an exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art will open at the Center of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu' in Toruń.

The "Artificial Pain" project is a response to current problems and situations that make up Ukraine as a country, as a people, as a geopolitical point on the world map. The concept of the exhibition is based on the inevitable conditioning of the present by decisions from the past, the continuity of some situations affecting the dynamic development of others.

A starting point of the life of an individual begins at a certain point on the map and continues in a chronological line of days lived. The history of nations, peoples, communities is a nonlinear open system consisting of hundreds of lives, thousands of events that are constantly analyzed, interpreted and redefined. Those things that a person confronts forme in a system of the worldview that exists in the intense mode of questions: Who am I? Who is the Other? Who are we?

The distinctive themes of Ukrainian contemporary art emerge from the same ontological issues: existential, social, national self-determination, search for a point of reference and orientation on the global geopolitical landscape.

An artist tries to be tangible to human beings in the plane of the nonlinear world. An artist feels the social ether that penetrates everything, the social currents that saturate the information space. He is the medium, the prognosticator, the visionary. His artistic response to reality can be aggressive, melancholic, escapist, etc. - one that responds to the needs of the time, is able to express his symptoms, to cure his pain.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine gained a new status as an independent state, which led to the worldview breakdown. The theme of self-identification has evolved into artistic reflections on the history of statehood, cultural heritage of Ukraine,  continuity of traditions and ways of renewal. It also has elaborated on the interpretation of motives and symbols of Ukrainian culture. The new reality emerged in new conditions - it is no longer the reality of Soviet unification and opposition to the system, but one of the uncertainties of freedom in which social inertia, confusion in front of the future manifested themselves. Questions about the national past, self-identification, historical constructs and differences arose.

 

The history of Ukraine has undergone many changes since independence proclamation, such as changes in internal and foreign policy directions, two revolutions, armed aggression of Russia, violation of the territorial integrity of the state, forced internal migration. The revolutions of 2004, and especially of 2014, demonstrated what a driving influence the past has on today's value orientations, reinforced the strong spirits of the population, exacerbated ripening conflicts. Decommunisation, public debates and criticism of the Soviet past (authorities, ideology, art, morality) as an answer to the question "what to do with the past?" has received controversial answers. In contrast to the decisive rejection of the past, a nostalgic view of the Soviet Union also showed itself. And it is symptomatic that this nostalgia is typical not only for the older generation but also for young people who were already born in independent Ukraine. Today, artists respond to the issues of active right-wing and nationalist movements. The feminist artistic line, as a line of personal freedom and tolerance, has manifested itself in the social field.

Contemporary Ukrainian art is not limited to self-identification on the political background of history. Current apolitical art focuses on the constant revision of life experience and finding its coordinates in the post-modern world. Experiments and findings are evolved into new poly-discursive, non-mythological forms. Artists work with the latest technologies in creative practices, rethinking the possibilities of traditional materials, forms, genres and more. The concept of man as a biological, social and existential body in the 21st century is completely different, new knowledge about the nature of the surrounding world is being transformed into artistic forms of knowledge. Urgent topics, main meanings, key images are output in new mythologies.

In Polish, “art” sounds like “sztuka”. For the Ukrainian language, "sztuchne" is something that is created by man, as well as something that may be false, inanimate. However, the artist eliminates the threat of the latter by his ability to articulate clearly in the creative work that remains unclassified by living material for others and keeps in touch with the living painful nerve of reality.

 

Participants: Artemova Gera, Kamennoy Taras, Kokhan Vitalii, Krasnoshchek Vladyslav, Lebedynskyy Sergiy, Logachova Bella, Malynovska Tetiana, Matsenko Mykola, Melnichenko Serhiy, Minin Roman, Mykhailov Roman, NATSPROM (Mykola Matsenko, Oleg Tistol), Nosok Mykola, Polunina-But Yuliia, Pyatkovka Roman, Rachynskyi Andrii, Revkovskyi Danyyl, Solop Oksana, Sydorenko Victor Tsagolov Vasyl, Volokitin Artem, Yankovskaya Lana, Zorkin Kostiantyn, Mykyta Shalennyi.

Curators: Nataliia Ivanova, Krzysztof Bialowicz

Exposition: Kostiantyn Zorkin

Texts: Mariia Varlygina

 

Project partners: ABRAMOVYCH.ART and Kharkiv National University named after W. N. Karazin.   The exhibition will last until June 7.

 

We sincerely thank our friends and colleagues from the  Center of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu' in Toruń: Mr. Director of the Center - Vaclav Kuchma, as well as Krzysztof Bialowicz, Wojciech RumińskiRenata SargalskaMikołaj Makiłła, Matildi Hinc and all those who worked. We are grateful that in these difficult times we remain together for the common right we believe in. Thanks to the dedicated work of the circle of professionals who collected this project, this exhibition is taking place today. We are sure that we have many more projects ahead of us! Thank you all!


Additional links

https://csw.torun.pl/wystawy-2/wystawa-sztuczny-bol-wspolczesna-sztuka-ukrainy-31499/

https://www.facebook.com/csw.torun

https://www.facebook.com/events/1315804098629604/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ceeswu

 

 

Artificial pain. Exhibition of contemporary art in Torun
Category:

April 3, 2020, at 7 pm, an exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art will open at the Center of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu' in Toruń.

The "Artificial Pain" project is a response to current problems and situations that make up Ukraine as a country, as a people, as a geopolitical point on the world map. The concept of the exhibition is based on the inevitable conditioning of the present by decisions from the past, the continuity of some situations affecting the dynamic development of others.

A starting point of the life of an individual begins at a certain point on the map and continues in a chronological line of days lived. The history of nations, peoples, communities is a nonlinear open system consisting of hundreds of lives, thousands of events that are constantly analyzed, interpreted and redefined. Those things that a person confronts forme in a system of the worldview that exists in the intense mode of questions: Who am I? Who is the Other? Who are we?

The distinctive themes of Ukrainian contemporary art emerge from the same ontological issues: existential, social, national self-determination, search for a point of reference and orientation on the global geopolitical landscape.

An artist tries to be tangible to human beings in the plane of the nonlinear world. An artist feels the social ether that penetrates everything, the social currents that saturate the information space. He is the medium, the prognosticator, the visionary. His artistic response to reality can be aggressive, melancholic, escapist, etc. - one that responds to the needs of the time, is able to express his symptoms, to cure his pain.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine gained a new status as an independent state, which led to the worldview breakdown. The theme of self-identification has evolved into artistic reflections on the history of statehood, cultural heritage of Ukraine,  continuity of traditions and ways of renewal. It also has elaborated on the interpretation of motives and symbols of Ukrainian culture. The new reality emerged in new conditions - it is no longer the reality of Soviet unification and opposition to the system, but one of the uncertainties of freedom in which social inertia, confusion in front of the future manifested themselves. Questions about the national past, self-identification, historical constructs and differences arose.

 

The history of Ukraine has undergone many changes since independence proclamation, such as changes in internal and foreign policy directions, two revolutions, armed aggression of Russia, violation of the territorial integrity of the state, forced internal migration. The revolutions of 2004, and especially of 2014, demonstrated what a driving influence the past has on today's value orientations, reinforced the strong spirits of the population, exacerbated ripening conflicts. Decommunisation, public debates and criticism of the Soviet past (authorities, ideology, art, morality) as an answer to the question "what to do with the past?" has received controversial answers. In contrast to the decisive rejection of the past, a nostalgic view of the Soviet Union also showed itself. And it is symptomatic that this nostalgia is typical not only for the older generation but also for young people who were already born in independent Ukraine. Today, artists respond to the issues of active right-wing and nationalist movements. The feminist artistic line, as a line of personal freedom and tolerance, has manifested itself in the social field.

Contemporary Ukrainian art is not limited to self-identification on the political background of history. Current apolitical art focuses on the constant revision of life experience and finding its coordinates in the post-modern world. Experiments and findings are evolved into new poly-discursive, non-mythological forms. Artists work with the latest technologies in creative practices, rethinking the possibilities of traditional materials, forms, genres and more. The concept of man as a biological, social and existential body in the 21st century is completely different, new knowledge about the nature of the surrounding world is being transformed into artistic forms of knowledge. Urgent topics, main meanings, key images are output in new mythologies.

In Polish, “art” sounds like “sztuka”. For the Ukrainian language, "sztuchne" is something that is created by man, as well as something that may be false, inanimate. However, the artist eliminates the threat of the latter by his ability to articulate clearly in the creative work that remains unclassified by living material for others and keeps in touch with the living painful nerve of reality.

 

Participants: Artemova Gera, Kamennoy Taras, Kokhan Vitalii, Krasnoshchek Vladyslav, Lebedynskyy Sergiy, Logachova Bella, Malynovska Tetiana, Matsenko Mykola, Melnichenko Serhiy, Minin Roman, Mykhailov Roman, NATSPROM (Mykola Matsenko, Oleg Tistol), Nosok Mykola, Polunina-But Yuliia, Pyatkovka Roman, Rachynskyi Andrii, Revkovskyi Danyyl, Solop Oksana, Sydorenko Victor Tsagolov Vasyl, Volokitin Artem, Yankovskaya Lana, Zorkin Kostiantyn, Mykyta Shalennyi.

Curators: Nataliia Ivanova, Krzysztof Bialowicz

Exposition: Kostiantyn Zorkin

Texts: Mariia Varlygina

 

Project partners: ABRAMOVYCH.ART and Kharkiv National University named after W. N. Karazin.   The exhibition will last until June 7.

 

We sincerely thank our friends and colleagues from the  Center of Contemporary Art 'Znaki Czasu' in Toruń: Mr. Director of the Center - Vaclav Kuchma, as well as Krzysztof Bialowicz, Wojciech RumińskiRenata SargalskaMikołaj Makiłła, Matildi Hinc and all those who worked. We are grateful that in these difficult times we remain together for the common right we believe in. Thanks to the dedicated work of the circle of professionals who collected this project, this exhibition is taking place today. We are sure that we have many more projects ahead of us! Thank you all!


Additional links

https://csw.torun.pl/wystawy-2/wystawa-sztuczny-bol-wspolczesna-sztuka-ukrainy-31499/

https://www.facebook.com/csw.torun

https://www.facebook.com/events/1315804098629604/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/ceeswu

 

 

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