01-12-2022 - 13-1-2023

Galeria Labirynt 2

About the exhibition

The idea for this project came to my mind sometime after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. It was (and still is) a very difficult time, but I wanted to do something, to take action. At the time I was away from home, at the countryside, and unfortunately I didn’t have anything with me accept for my phone. So, I sat there thinking what I could make using only this tool.

Exhibition opening: 16/12/2022 (Friday) at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Galeria Labirynt 2, ul. Grodzka 3, Lublin
Accessibility: The exhibition is held in a space not accessible for people with mobility disabilities. The exhibition is sensory-friendly for people sensitive to strong stimuli. Opening interpreted into the Polish Sign Language (PJM); interpreter: Jolanta Gromada; and into Ukrainian; interpreter: Volodymyr Dyshlevuk.
Exhibition on display: until 13/01/2023 (Thurs, Sun, 3:00–6:00 p.m. / If you want to visit the exhibition at a different time, please make an appointment by calling the number 729 209 263)
Admission: free

During the exhibition opening you will be able to buy original prints in drypoint, colography and collage techniques. The total income from the sale will be donated by the artist to the needs of the Ukrainian Army. Limited number of prints. We encourage you to make a purchase! (Click on this link to see the catalogue)

Accompanying events:

  • 01/12/2022 (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. / performances: Ewa Zarzycka, Waldemar Tatarczuk
  • 16/12/2022 (Friday) at 7:00 p.m. / performances: Jerzy Norkowski, Marta Zgierska
  • 21/12/2022 (Wednesday) at 6:00 p.m. / performances: Paweł Korbus, Wolodymyr Topiy

On the 50th day I started taking first photos for the project. Every day, I take three photographs with my phone: self-portrait, a picture of one of my meals and a picture illustrating which day of the war it was taken. I make this number out of things found on a walk or around the house. It’s a photographic record of my everyday life, a journal I’ve never written before. I believe that the day will come when I won’t have to do this anymore… I’ve decided to continue the project until the war is over, until my country is again in PEACE.

Since I started working on the project, I’ve created the Artbook during my stay at the Ukrainian Multimedia Plein-Air Project in Ustka.

Mariya Hoyin (b. Ukraine, 1982) is an artist who works with analogue photography, performance, collage, and graphics. She graduated from Lviv National Academy of Arts. She has created a photography project “Peripherium” during her residency in AIR Wro (curator: Magdalena Skowrońska, Wrocław, Poland, 2016). She worked on a photography project “Three dots…” under the fellowship programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Gaude Polonia (tutor: Ewa Zarzycka, Wrocław, Poland, 2017). During her stay at the Ukrainian Multimedia Plein-Air Project in Ustka, she created created an artbook “Journal in the Time of War” (curator: Weronika Teplicka, Ustka, Poland, 2022).

The Goethe-Institut’s matching platform for cultural professionals in cooperation with the international NGO Artists at Risk is part of a comprehensive package of measures for which the Federal Foreign Office is providing funds from the 2022 supplementary budget to mitigate the consequences of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.




Polish, Ukrainian, PJM, English




Maryia Hoyin

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