Orient Station: “The Fairy Tales of Russia” – Ivan Semesyuk’s painting exhibition


“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 form it takes 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.

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.

OFFICIAL 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