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Design, photography and Ukrainian contemporary art | Orient Station at Different Sounds 2017

The project introduces audiences from Poland and Western Europe to interesting, if still fairly little known artists from Eastern Europe. We invite artists who have gained recognition in their countries and now want to take the next step and become recognised internationally. This year, Orient Station is focused on presenting contemporary art, design and urban culture of Ukraine and Moldova.

Programme:


OBSERVATORY – an exhibition of utility objects by design students from Ukraine

Organiser: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Culture.pl
Curators: MALAFOR Agata Kulik-Pomorska and Paweł Pomorski

OBSERVATORY is an exhibition showcasing the works produced by design students from Ukraine during workshops led by Agata Kulik-Pomorska and Paweł Pomorski, the founders of Malafor studio. Under the watchful eyes of experienced designers, the students worked on creating utility objects inspired by the location of the workshop – far from the city, close to nature, on the border of two lands- Kociewie and Kashubia. Read More >>>

5-9 July 2017 – 11:00-19:00 –  Labirynt Gallery 2, Grodzka 3
The exhibition will stay open until 15 July 2017 and can be accessed Monday-Saturday from 12:00-19:00


 OBSERVATORY/RECIPES – an exhibition of utility objects by design students from Moldova

Organizer: Adam Mickiewcz Institute / Culture.pl

Curators: MALAFOR Agata Kulik-Pomorska and Paweł Pomorski

OBSERVATORY / RECIPES is an exhibition showcasing the works produced during workshops for design students that took place in the summer of 2016 under the guidance of Agata Kulik-Pomorska and Paweł Pomorski, the founders of Malafor studio. Read more>>>

5-9 July 2017 –  11:00-19:00 – Labirynt Gallery 2, Grodzka 3
The exhibition will stay open until 15 July 2017 and can be accessed Monday-Saturday from 12:00-19:00


 Calligraffiti Workshop – workshop on large-format calligraphy art

Instructor: Taras Makar

Calligraffiti is a unique art that combines calligraphy and street art and the workshop is addressed to people who are taking their first steps in calligraphy but have already acquired some basic skills. During the two-day workshop, the participants will try their hand at different techniques of writing letters and create their own compositions. On the second day, they will work on creating a large-format work that translates the fables of Biernat of Lublin into a visual language. Read more >>>

6-7 July 2017 – 11:00-17:00 – Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 7 patio


 Taras Makar – visuals for East of Culture – Different Sounds 2017 

Taras Makar, a calligrapher from Kiev, is creating visuals for the music stages for this year’s East of Culture – Different Sounds. His large-format calligraffiti works combining calligraphy and street art have been inspired by the original text and font of Lublin’s city charter dated 15.08.1317, which gives the work symbolic meaning in the context of this year’s celebrations of the 700th anniversary of granting city rights to Lublin.

Taras Makar – an artist from Ivano-Frankivsk living and working in Kiev, where for over a year he has been teaching calligraphy and lettering at ArtiYa school of calligraphy. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Ukraine and Italy and his calligraffiti works are displayed in various cities in Ukraine and Germany. The ability to create new letters is what he loves most about calligraphy which he has been doing for nearly four years. In the future, he would like to continue creating new alphabets, compositions and bigger murals. Drawing inspiration from the works of such artists as Vasyl Chebanyk, Vitalyi Mitchenko and Luca Barcellona he created his first Ukrainian script-based alphabet called RAM for his diploma project.

5-9 July 2017 – The Tent Stage, Lublin Castle Błonia


„The Fairy Tales of Russia” – Ivan Semesyuk’s painting exhibition

The project “The Fairy Tales of Russia (2016) is a joint artistic project by Ivan Semesyuk’s and the Ukrainian writer Antin Mucharski. It is a reflection on Russian and Soviet mythology in the shape in which it functions in the post-Soviet area – beginning with old models from the USSR to current Russian myths of modernity (political, historical and social). It’s an act of artistic counterpropaganda, resistance against Russia-imposed terminology, an active attempt to uncover information attacks on Ukrainian conscience. The images for the project were created in 2016 and since then were shown on Ukraine many times and garnered much interest both from the public and Ukrainian media.

OPENING and presentation of the project: 5 July 2017 / 18:00
6-9 July 2017 / 11:00-19:00 / “Gardzienice” Gallery, Grodzka 5a
The exhibition will stay open until 28 July 2017 and can be accessed from Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00


„Ukrainian Dreams” – Ivan Semesyuk’s tapestry exhibition 

The project „Ukrainian dreams” (2012) is a textile project that developed in 2012 when Ukraine was still relatively peaceful, even though historical changes were coming. The Ukrainian society had, on the one hand,  a strong sense of disappointment and, on the other hand a feeling of approaching socio-political upheavals. The project “Ukrainian dreams” is one of many reflections and attempts to describe public opinion of the time but also a slightly chaotic approach to interpreting national heritage. Every work in this series reflects a specific cultural stereotype or myth about Ukraine, seen from the point of view of Ukrainians and their neighbours.

Ivan Semesyuk – born in Kiev, a painter, writer, art. curator, cultural activist and blogger. A sculptor by education. The author of such projects as”Tradition.Rebranding”, “Ukrainian Dreams” and “Funky Textile”. Together will the well-known artist Oleks Mann he curated a number of exhibitions and events in the underground gallery “Bacteria” that operated in Padoil in Kiev from 2012-2015.

OPENING and project presentation – 5 July 2017 / 18:00
6-9 July 2017 / 11:00-19:00 / „Gardzienice” Gallery,  Grodzka 5a
The exhibition will stay open until 28 July 2017 and can be accessed Monday-Friday from 10:00-16:00


 The Crimean War’ – exhibition of photography by Roger Fenton, pioneer war photographer

Roger Fenton (1819-69) is one of the most influential and important photographers of the mid-19th century, exhibiting more widely and prolifically than any other of the period. His landscape and architectural studies were highly regarded and often referred to by critics as points of reference to which all other photographers should aspire.

For Roger Fenton, undertaking a photographic trip to the Crimea posed a number of practical and logistical problems, especially in 1854 when the physical requirements of the wet collodion process meant that every negative had to be carefully prepared on the spot. Working the process was a complex and painstaking business that required manual dexterity and a comprehensive understanding of photographic chemistry  Read more >>>

As part of East of Culture – Different Sounds we will also have a chance to hear a lecture of the photography theorist and practitioner Andrzej Zygmuntowicz  who will talk about Roger Fenton and his work

5-9 July 2017 – outdoor exhibition available at all times – the Hartwig Alley

The presentation of the project and a lecture by Andrzej Zygmuntowicz – 5 July 2017 – 17:00 – Próba Cafe, Grodzka 5a

The exhibition will stay open until 31 July 2017.