30.07. – 23.08.2015
30 July Vozdvizhenka Arts House presented a new artwork of Volodymyr Kuznetsov "Ark 2015". Volodymyr Kuznetsov is known for his series of works "Koliivshchina", the artist presents wall paintings on the theme of Scripture in the contemporary interpretation, taking into account the national socio-political context.
The artist articulates his idea of the mural so: "The main question is who will be taken to the Ark. The Ark is like a new system of relationship. Relation openness, the new system of social policy and justice, gathering information, available to all the public inquiry. These are the vital questions that deal with the public initiative."
We would like to remind that the artist is in trial charges. The lawsuit of Volodymyr Kuznetsov against the art institution begins on 21 May 2015. The artist says the action relates to the demolition of the artwork "Koliivshchyna. The Last Judgement ". In July 2013, it was painted over with black paint.
This precedent prompted the artist to deeply studying the legal interactions between the artist and institutions in Ukraine. During the exhibition the artist will interview the functionaries of art, artists, representatives of institutions of their employment relationship and outlook. Video will be broadcasting within the exhibition and setting out on-line.
Volodomyr Kuznetsov, born 1976, Lutsk, Ukraine. Lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine. Education : 1999 – 2005 Lviv Academy of Arts, department of textile art. Co-founder of the artistic associations REP, Hudrada, ISTM.
Participant of many residences and exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.