As we planned this exhibition the lives of millions of people were transformed in Ukraine, and for Cherednychenko this meant life as she knew it would never be the same as her peaceful life in Lviv turned to survival mode. This body of work was created inside the chaos of an incoming war and the chilling sounds of air raid alarms. Her surrealist drawings depict her deepest and darkest feelings experienced during the first days of the war. This exhibition is a special collaboration as we give a stage to the talented Ukranians who have lost so much since the war began 2014. Galerie SLP is committed to continue to shed light on the lives of Ukranias through art.
The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 10 to 29 June 2022
BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
Vernissage including live DJs and refreshments on Friday, 10 Jun2 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
"A few months before the start of this war Ukrainian society was in anticipation. Conversations in close family circles and between friends were reduced to discussions about the likelihood of the war. Tension was gradually increasing so I decided to make a series of works dedicated to this state – a state of expectation – and reflect on today’s events. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time, so I started the series in the first week of the war when the only thing left to expect was tomorrow. So the presented drawings are all about first days, my personal feelings, anxiety and fear. Work always helps people to go through difficulties, difficult moments in life, and artists are not an exception. So I continue to work and believe in our victory" says Veronika Cherednychenko.