Igor Isychenko – Exit to the city

Exhibition opening: July 28th, 2017 (Friday), 7 p.m.
Galeria Labirynt, 5 Popiełuszki Street
On until August 18th, 2017 (Tuesday – Sunday, 12 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Free admission

The artist, during his six-month residence in Lublin, focused on researching the archive materials of Galeria Labirynt and investigating the urban tissue of Lublin. The results are presented on the exhibition showing selected photos documenting historical shows and events with took place in the gallery and accompanied by the artist’s comments, but also videos in which Isychenko wanders the streets of Lublin like a flâneur in search of places far from obvious. He creates a personal archive of memory, producing a map of a city according to his own key based on a personal perception of the space and the history, which in turn shows that the documentation itself may be an act of art.

Igor Isychenko (born 1986, Kiev, Ukraine) with a PhD title in Social and Economic Geography (2011, Institute of Geography, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) has been a researcher and an artist since 2011. He is interested in the dependencies between the memory and imagination (both in the individual and collective aspect) and especially the ways in which these shape the past and the future of the cities.

The pieces on show have been executed within the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Gaude Polonia scholarship fund.