exhibition opening: 09.14.2017 (Thursday), 7:30 PM
exhibition open until 10.15.2017
schedule of events on September 14th:
- 7 PM inauguration ceremony of the festival
- 7:30 PM exhibition opening: Andrij Bojarov: Site – Specific / Kohaspetsiifika
- 7:40 PM exhibition opening: Knowns-Unknowns. Lviv photography after the year 2000
- 8 PM Andrij Bojarov’s lecture on contemporary Lviv photography in the context of pre-war Polish photography
„The exhibition is based on the materials I have found accidentally at a street in Tallinn. They are pre-war black and white negatives of unknown author, most probably an amateur photographer. This finding I consider as a personal message, and my attempt to share it I have prolonged as a work-in-progress for many years. It was difficult to find and adjust space, where essential story would fit ideally. First time the version of the project was shown in “Closer” experimental electronic music venue and gallery in Kiev which has not only an apt name and space, but an understanding for the ways this story has been assembled – by „cutting, mixing, and scratching”, referring to its own musical experience. From this comes also title and concept for this version of the project. But not only, as subconsciously has the project related to Jungian concept of individuation – a complex process of developing individual self. Identifying and distinguishing unique features and „self” of each human being. I am sure that this complex and in its own way adventurous path is walked not only by individuals and protagonists (persons and personages?) but some groups, even peoples and countries. When I have referred to Wikipedia, I discovered that articles on “individuation” differ significantly in various languages and the entry in Ukrainian did not exist… Thus, does really, as this text implies, verbalizing or visualizing are needed for the very realization of existence beyond our own determination of a phenomenon or a process?”
Born in 1961 in Lviv / Ukraine. He divided his life between Ukraine and Estonia. Living already in Tallinn by the end of the 1980s, he obtained a degree in architecture in Lviv. He worked and designed projects in the fields of photography, painting and video-art in Estonia, Poland, and Finland, and travelled to expand his knowledge of his craft. He worked with the Centre for Modern Art in Warsaw, the Cultural Foundation in Estonia, and with various Estonian newspapers, radio and television stations. He taught Fundamentals of Architecture in Tallinn. He also works in Lviv as an architect. He is active as well as a curator and promoter of modern art and culture.
The festival is cofinanced with the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Białystok City’s budget, and with the financial support of the Marshal’s Office of Podlaskie Voivodeship.