exhibition opening: 09.14.2017 (Thursday), 7:40 PM
Artists: Jurko Diaczyszyn, Roman Huk, Oleg Perkovsky, Grycja Erde, Anastasja Starko, Elena Subach, Slava Poliakov, Oleg Voronko
Curators: Andrij Bojarov, Magdalena Świątczak
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 title of the exhibition has been borrowed from the title of Oleg Voronka‘s “Knowns & Unknowns” video, and refers to the phenomenon that has affected many artists, often precursors and eminent artists of the time, in the Lviv environment from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. And who are actually “unknown” in Lviv, but “famous” in the international circle. Examples include pre-war Lviv masters of photography, who ruled the latest technical exploits – Henryk Mikolasch and Witold Romer, and it seems that the new Lviv art related to photography and film flourished in an unknown way just after 2000, Although poorly known in Lviv itself, exists in the consciousness of recipients of European and world art. Voronko himself, using the latest digital technology achievements, has gained his artistic experience at the London Hackney Wick and at the same time collaborated with some of the most important YBA figures, a collaboration that continues to this day despite his return to his native city five years ago. Oleg Perkovsky and Roman Huk, who creates poetic works, are also used in their videos to make the most of the motion picture techniques, and at the same time strongly refer to the works of the 20th century’s avant-garde artists. Anastasia Starko and Grycja Erde (for two years permanently living in Berlin), apparently though not always aware of the way, refer to the interwar school of photocalling and assembly, among others Margit Reich-Sielska’s work and its eloquent editing, in a similar , The original way of combining elements of constructivism and supremrealism. Lena Subach and Viaczeslav Poliakov, photographing the surrounding elements of reality, create amazing sets showing contemporary Ukraine and its specifics. Jurko Djaczyszyn created an interesting “Slavik’s Fashion” series – in the most famous places in Lviv, he photographed the homeless, Slavic title in his unusual costume – parodying some photo shoots in prestige fashion magazines. KNOWNS – UNKNOWNS contemporary artists from Lviv, referring often to the outstanding achievements of its predecessors, are extremely interested in contemporary world trends in the art of photography and related arts.
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.
Art exhibitions curator, editor of art publications, author of numerous completed grant projects, initiator of many interdisciplinary artistic undertakings. She has realized hundreds of exhibitions of Polish and foreign artists. She also carries out exhibition projects presented at international festivals. She cooperates with many cultural institutions in Poland and abroad. Since 2011, she has been the curator of five galleries, including renowned FF Gallery and Imaginarium Gallery. She edits art press for Art Museum in Łódź, among others.
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.