The exhibition project "Coexisting with Darkness" at the Mystetskyi Arsenal, curated by Anton Usanov and Natasha Chychasova, reveals art's strategies, dependencies, and weaknesses in the ways of coexistence with darkness in times of total uncertainty. Actualizing the issue of interaction, the curators ask the main question – what should modern Ukrainian art be like to reflect the current distorted normality of life and not be absorbed by it?
The "River screamed, howled like a wounded animal" exhibition continues at the National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Film Centre. It was implemented as part of the Fifth Kyiv Biennale 2023. This international forum of art, knowledge, and politics, which, for the 5th year, combines exhibitions and discussion platforms. Thanks to applying an interdisciplinary perspective, which lies at the intersection of humanities, socially engaged art, and political activism, the organizers manage to actualize and understand the critical problems of our time.
On October 19, the Kyiv art space Avangarden Gallery opened the new exhibition "Sewing Live". This is a project about a traumatic experience that penetrates the very inside, is sewn into the skin, and is scarred forever. This is a selection of personal stories transformed into texts in which the authors look for commonality and exhaust the need to share experiences.
On October 14, Olha Berezyuk's "Another Life" exhibition opened in the Kyiv Gallery of modern art Triptych Art. This exhibition of figurative painting was a continuation of the artist's work with the themes of inspiring dreams, life paths, and the people around her.
On September 20, the opening of Oleksandra Tokareva's exhibition entitled "Invasion", in other words - an invasion, was held in the Avangarden Gallery art space. The main focus of the project is on the dialogue with one's own "I", which started when the Russian invasion distorted the peaceful and measured life of Ukrainians.
On September 22, the exhibition project "Chimera" opened in the Kyiv contemporary art gallery The Naked Room. This event marks the beginning of Ksenia Bilyk's first solo exhibition in Ukraine, where the artist explores the mechanisms of constructing collective memory and visual propaganda, mainly how they work during wartime and influence society.