I’ll be right back | Sasha Kurmaz

I'll be right back

05.04.2014 - 06.05.2014

Exhibitions

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Gallery

Art Agenda Nova
Batorego 2, Krakow

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Artist

Sasha Kurmaz

ABOUT EXHIBITION

curator: Ola Nowicka
coordinator: Iga Urbańska

The exhibition is a documentation of an extremely complex and rich in messages phenomenon of Maidan in Kiev. We will see them not through the prism of Polish mass media, but through the eyes of an artist born and raised in Kiev, connected with this city professionally and emotionally. The artist took an active part in events on the Maidan while looking at the influence of the revolution on the appearance of the city. He was interested in elements inseparably connected with the history of social uprisings, and therefore quasi-defensive buildings, mobile barricades, graffiti, elements of guerrilla weapons, (an) architecture of temporary houses and common space with its symbolic layer. The artist tried to stop for a moment the visual arts of the city, its transformations and look at the revolutionary genius loci of the Kiev square. Sasha Kurmaz is a photographer with a strong graffiti backgraund. He has been working with public space since the beginning of the 21st century, so he naturally draws attention to changes in the urban tissue, its fragility and delicacy, as well as the impartiality of the city's body that easily succumbs to aggression, serving both those who limit their freedom as and fighting for her. Due to the constantly changing situation in Ukraine, the exhibition idea has long been winding up. The artist came to Krakow for a six-month scholarship, after two weeks under the influence of emotions, he decided to return to Kiev. He could not fully leave and return fully. The title of the exhibition refers to both the cut up process of its formation and the revolution that awaits no one and is ready to return at any moment.