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Concentration of the Will participantat M17 CAC, Kyiv, Ukraine
"What has been dear to hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians since childhood was destroyed, turned into an exclusion zone with only ruins and ashes. The only thing that holds it all together is heroism. People who look ruthlessly into the face of darkness." - Victor Sydorenko
In the project "Flashes of Black Earth", featured as part of the exhibition project "Concentration of the Will" at M17, Victor Sydorenko's characters are trapped in overnight dreams of the restless Ukrainian lands currently engulfed in war. Traumatic experiences of witnesses to wars and social catastrophes are in the foreground of these stories. The heroes of Sydorenko’s works remind us of the fates of millions of people who are trying to get rid of burdensome memories and heal in anticipation of epochal changes.
We invite you to visit the exhibition at the M17 CAC and see the works of 49 contemporary artists and their view of the Ukrainian vision of the will, which was vividly manifested in the new wave of the struggle for independence in these dark times.
Organized by the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Modern Art Research Institute and M17 Contemporary Art Center.The Art Support Fund provided essential support for the opening of the second stage of the Concentration of the Will project at the M17 CAC.
Curators: Andriy Sydorenko, Iryna Yatsyk
Project management from the institutions: Andriy Puchkov (NAAU), Igor Abramovych (MARI), Natalia Shpytkovska (M17 CAC)
M17 Contemporary Art Center102-104, V. Antonovycha St., Kyiv cityTue-Sun: 11 am to 8 pmMonday: closedFree admission