Shatters of War
20.11 - 01.12.2015
Hubert Czerepok, C_zlowiek, 2013, installation. Photo: Maciej Zaniewski
Place: Attic of Kronprinz barracks, Kaliningrad, 38 Litovsky val, entrance No.6, 4th floor
An exhibition Shatters of War presents artists for whom the theme of historical memory, of war “shatters” which left traces not only on the map of Europe, but also in private lives, is extremely important. The name of the project evokes a problem of interpretation of historical events in the present.
“Evidences” of WWII heritage are presented in artists’ works through memories and associations, which arise after a contact with pages of family history, with places, whose images were distorted by war, and dates connected with turning points in the life of the countries and its people.
Mirosław Bałka, Hubert Czerepok, Marina Fomenko, Jochen Gerz, Haim Sokol, Leonid Tishkov, Yuri Vassiliev and Natalya Zintsova do not reenact the history of military battles, but visualize traumas of war. Shatters of war, dispersed in all European countries and families, pierce body and conscience of today, and it’s crucially important to feel the pain caused by them nowadays, when the world is torn away by new wars.
An exhibition in Kaliningrad, a city whose history is inseparately connected with the events of WWII, will be accompanied by artist talks, lectures and educational programme.
Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow, Russia), The Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Partners: Goethe-Institut (Moscow, Russia), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw, Poland), Inter Media Art Institute (Düsseldorf, Germany), White Cube Gallery (London, UK), Żak | Branicka Gallery (Berlin, Germany)
Curators: Irina Gorlova (NCCA), Elena Tsvetaeva (BB NCCA)
Coordinators: Natalya Gerasina, Zina Shershun
Opening: 20th November, 2015, 19:00
Opening hours: 21st November - 5th December, 2015, Tuesday-Friday (15:00-20:00), Saturday-Sunday (12:00-17:00)
Closed on December 1st due to the start of renovation works at BB NCCA exhibition space
Participants: Mirosław Bałka, Hubert Czerepok, Marina Fomenko, Jochen Gerz, Haim Sokol, Leonid Tishkov, Yuri Vassiliev, Natalya Zintsova
Photos from the opening:
Photo: Trofim Popov