15 artists from Kiev, Odessa and Kherson present their works in August at the Künstlerhaus Dortmund. By means of prints, photography and video they show their very personal view of the war in Ukraine. The exhibition begins on the 170th day since the beginning of the war. The artists are invited and curated by Ira Gvozdyk.
Ira Gvozdyk, together with her daughter, mother and sister, has been an artist in residence at the Künstlerhaus Dortmund since March.
"On the morning of February 24, at 4 a.m., the Russian Federation launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine along the entire length of the common border, as well as from the territory of Belarus. Thousands of people woke up to the sounds of explosions and the piercing roar of planes. The most terrible morning in the history of independent Ukraine is the morning when the war began.
We started to calculate our lives in days and hours...
Today, Ukrainian artists are as living stories about indomitability, pain and emptiness.
They are writing annals. They are drawing February 2022. A daily report about our Independence, about what we struggle with, what we dream about and the thoughts we live with.
The exhibition "170th of February" essays. Short, accurate, fiery."
13 - 21 August 2022
Friday, 12 August, 6 - 10 pm
The exhibition is open Saturday through Sunday (Aug. 13-14) and Tuesday through Sunday (Aug. 16-21), 4 - 7 pm
Concept and organisation: Ira Gvozdyk
Image work: © the artist
Images opening: © JS/Künstlerhaus Dortmund
Kindly supported by: Kulturbüro Dortmund, Sparkasse Dortmund, DEW21