Have you ever wondered about the nature of your perception of reality? The Ukrainization exhibition is a statement of what is happening in our homeland and our perception of reality through the experience of war forcing us to explore new horizons with sharpened awareness of ourselves, our cultural heritage, and our place in both domestic and global affairs. our artworks aid the internal visualization process, developing a certain kind of receptivity that helps us understand our new reality, in which exploring the past and envisioning the future are both vital. This exhibition features a curated selection of paintings, prints, and carpets by young Ukrainian authors who were forced to leave their native homes and travel into the unknown.
The exhibition will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 3 to 30 November 2022
BIKINI BERLIN, Galerie SLP at 1st floor, Budapester Str. 38-50, 10787 Berlin, S-/U-Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten
Vernissage including introduction by artists|, music and refreshments on Thursday, 3 November from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
then daily except Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 p.m.
Performance on Thursday, 17 November from from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ukrainian women folk performance on Tuesday, 22 November from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Finissage including music and refreshments on Thursday, 30 November from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
About the artists:
Sofiia Yesakova: Born in Kyiv, UA Has a Master of Fine Arts from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine (NAFAA) currently works and lives in Berlin.
Yesakova uses the language of minimalism, with a focus on expressing thoughts and emotions, reflecting and conveying the atmosphere. For Yesakova, the balance between emotionality and rationality is important (the direction that prefers the mind to the senses in cognition, turns away from sensory reality).
Mariia Lutsak: Born in 1997 Kyiv, UA graduated from the Graphic Department of the National Academy of Fine Arts in Kyiv. After her studies, Lutsak continued to work in her art studio and also taught at an art school. Lutsak currently lives and works in Berlin. Lutsak’s watercolors and prints are reflections on the theme of war. Based on her own and others' experiences, relating to loss, memories, the pain of bereavement, and the horrors of war.
Sofiia Golubeva: Born in Odesa, UA Studied at Kyiv Academy of Media Arts (Contemporary Art), Kyiv BA, National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture (Fine Art), Kyiv, and is currently living and working in Berlin. Golubeva explores the social, psychological, and political aspects of self-reflection and human behavior.
Anastasia Pasechnik: Pasechnik is an actress, artist, and musician from Kharkiv UA who draws inspiration from emotional experiences and philosophical reflections. Pasechnik is a self-taught avant-garde painter specializing in artistic performances and flute playing.
Viki Berg Is a Ukrainian artist currently living and working in Berlin. Specializes in tufting carpets and graphics. Her works are a way to redefine her identity by turning to the ancient technique of weaving as Berg’s female ancestors have done for centuries, but in a new contemporary form showing the current culture of Ukraine.
Anthony Reznik: Graphic design and book illustrator from From Kharkiv, Ukraine studied at “The State Academy of Art and Design” Currently lives and works in Berlin. Reznik is a creative and passionate artist whose illustrations have been featured in books and comics with over six years of art teaching practices.