Hi-Resolution: Ukrainian Culture and Contemporary Art Now!
On through February 18th, 12pm-6pm Tuesday-Friday
Location: The James Gallery
Free and Open to the Public, All Welcome
Proof of COVID vaccination or negative test required
The resolve of Ukrainian artists fighting to keep, make, and perpetuate Ukrainian culture is unwavering. This collaborative project brings the presence of 38 Ukrainian artists (late 1980s–2022) to New York audiences through projections, along with an array of posters made in the past several months, and a concise selection of key historical works on paper.
The sheer abundance of artistic creation in the past three decades is exhibited as an environment of projections for the viewer to walk amidst. Conjuring the artworks as projections points out the real danger of the erasure and loss of this cultural production because of Russia’s war of aggression.
Since the war escalated last spring, Ukrainian artists have indefatigably produced scores of posters. During the exhibition, a selection is visible to holiday passersby along Fifth Avenue.
In addition, a special selection of historical works includes colorful drawing by dissident artist from the Sixtiers movement Alla Horska (1929–1970), and Fedir Tetyanych’s (1942–2007) fantastical renderings for technological inventions for the future inspired by science-fiction literature, cybernetics, and natural environmental processes fused into his own version of rural cosmism. These historical works on paper will rotate during the exhibition.
This collaborative project showing Ukrainian art from the 1990s-present was conceived by filmmaker Tetiana Khodakivska, artists Oleksiy Sai, Nikita Kadan, and curator Ksenia Malykh, and realized in collaboration with art historian Katherine Carl at the Graduate Center and Inga Lāce, from the LCCA Riga and a CMAP Fellow at MoMA.
Every day Ukrainians act on their resolution to defend and keep Ukrainian culture flourishing, creating with every step the mutual support, social structures and art that make their culture prosperous and strong.
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