Voloshyn Gallery is delighted to announce the launch of a series of video screenings in Kyiv. This program explores contemporary video art and is dedicated to the study of this medium through modern practices and theories, offering curated exhibitions and lectures.
Launching this series is a solo exhibition by artists Daniil Revkovskyi and Andriy Rachynskyi, featuring their latest film, "Civilians. Invasion", created in 2023. The film documents the experiences of Ukrainians during the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
This invasion led to extensive documentation by civilians, soldiers, and journalists, resulting in a wealth of photo and video materials that made their way onto social media platforms. While some of this content went viral through Telegram channels and other social networks, many photos and videos remained relatively unknown with minimal views.
The film is structured around a specific storyline, starting from the initial days of the invasion and unfolding the events related to how people navigate a new reality: how to live and survive, the risks faced by civilians during the conflict, episodes of housing destruction, and stories of those who have lost their loved ones.
In 2024, "Civilians. Invasion" will be showcased as part of the National Pavilion of Ukraine's project at the 60th Venice Biennale.
About the Artists:
Andriy Rachinskiy (1990) and Daniil Revkovskiy (1993) were born in Kharkiv. Both artists graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. In 2010, they co-founded the public community "Pamyat" on VKontakte, which allowed them to explore the topic of collective memory in the post-Soviet space. Their collaborative work began in 2012, and they have since showcased their art in various solo and group exhibitions. Andriy Rachinskiy and Daniil Revkovskiy have recently been featured in important solo and group exhibitions, including “Mickey Mouse’s Steppe,” Galeria Labirynt, Lublin (PL), "Ukrainian Dreamers," Kharkiv School of Photography, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (DE), "From 1914 till Ukraine," Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (DE), and "Global Spotlight: Video Art From Ukraine," Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington, Arlington, VA (USA). Andriy Rachinskiy’s and Daniil Revkovskiy’s works are included in the public collection of the Stuttgart Art Museum (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart), Germany. Their works are in public collections, including Stuttgart Art Museum (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart), Germany.
Dates: November 12, 2023, to November 26, 2023
Opening: November 12, 2023, at 6 - 8 PM
Address: Voloshyn Gallery, 13 Tereshchenkivska Street, Kyiv.
Schedule of video screenings:
Every day, from Wednesday to Sunday:
12:00-12:56 - 1st screening
13:00-13:56 - 2nd screening
14:00-14:56 - 3rd screening
15:00-15:56 - 4th screening
16:00-16:56 - 5th screening
17:00-17:56 - 6th screening
If you would like to visit as a group, please register using the link (to ensure the necessary number of seats).
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