FROM KALININGRAD WITH LOVE

Exhibition

08.10 - 21.11.2010

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Program: [CONTEMPORARY ART AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY]

Curators: [Evgeny Umansky], Magda Kardasz

The Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA and Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Poland) will hold an exhibition of Kaliningrad contemporary artists “From Kaliningrad with Love” in the “PROJEKT kordegarda” exhibition space (Warsaw, Poland) from October 8 till November 21, 2010.

The exhibition “From Kaliningrad with Love” in the new space of Zachęta National Gallery of Art (“PROJEKT kordegarda”) for the first time in Warsaw exclusively gathers together the works which are created by contemporary Kaliningrad artists who form their unique image of the city enabling the spectator to sense and accept this special land.


Xeniya Uranova “Zoo-land”, colour photography, 2009 (“Kiev-66” camera, 6X4 frame. Slide)

“Wild Russian West”, exclave, “abroad”, the Russian Koenigsberg – this territory which became a part of the USSR after World War II, gives rise to a multitude of associations. The region is a piece of Russia that doesn’t border on it in any way. But that is just the beginning of all its geographical and historical peculiarities entailing a number of reflections: Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg, Russia – Prussia, the eastern parts of Europe or the westernmost part of Russia…


The Common Wince group (Yulia Abramova, Alexander Lyubin), “Yasnoye”, video, 2006

Kaliningrad and Koenigsberg converge at one point also today, raising the issues of the future of the city that sprout from its history as a single whole. It’s not an easy thing for both outsiders and locals to piece together an integral unit which reflects the heterogeneous and asymmetrical character of the “Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad” phenomenon.


Evgeny Umansky “Folk Graffiti”, photo, installation, 2010
 


Oleg Blyablyas “Amber Land”, photo, installation, 2010
 

Participants:
Alexander Podoprigorov “Indifference”, video, 10’10”, 2005
Yury Vassiliev “Russian Red. Solingen”, installation (video, slide-show), 2002-2010
The Common Wince group (Yulia Abramova, Alexander Lyubin), “Yasnoye”, video, 2006
Oleg Blyablyas “Amber Land”, photo, installation, 2010
Oleg Blyablyas “Kant walking”, video, 2007
Evgeny Umansky “Folk Graffiti”, photo, installation, 2010
Evgeny Palamarchuk “Half Kampf”, video, 1’10”, 2002
Alexey Chebykin “Ideology of space”, 3d-composing, print, 2006
Xeniya Uranova “Zoo-land”, colour photography, 2009 (“Kiev-66” camera, 6X4 frame. Slide)

The exhibition “From Kaliningrad with Love” will also feature multimedia presentations of the projects devoted to Kaliningrad: the international competition “Tower Kronprinz: Second Advent” and the edition “ART-GUIDE. Koeningsberg/Kaliningrad today”.

The exhibition opens on the 8th of October, 7 p.m.

“PROJEKT kordegarda”, Warsaw, Gałczyńskiego st., 3.
www.zacheta.art.pl

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