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Mykola Ridnyi – Facing the Wall

Galeria Labirynt, 5 Popiełuszki Street
Exhibition opening: April 20th, 2018 (Friday), 7 p.m.
Availability in English: every Friday, the video pieces at the exhibition are presented with English subtitles
Guided tour on the exhibition in Ukrainian: June 5th, 2018, 5 p.m.
On until June 30th, 2018 (Tuesday – Sunday, 12 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Free entry

The exhibition opening is going to be translated into Polish sign language by Magdalena Gach; a short exhibition tour in Polish sign language is also available after the opening ceremony.

Mykola Ridnyi is one of the most original figures of contemporary Ukrainian art. He belongs to the generation which appeared after the Orange Revolution. He represented Ukraine at the Venice Biennale twice – in 2015 he was invited by Okwui Enwezor to participate in the main exhibition 56th All the World’s Future Biennale. In his pieces Ridnyi comments on the social and political reality.

In Galeria Labirynt, Ridnyi is presenting monumental installation filled with his works executed within recent three years. Among them, visitor are going to find the “Regular Places” (2015) video dedicated to a confrontation of Maidan and Antimaidan, and the most recent “Grey Horses” (2016), depicting a convoluted story of the artist’s grandfather, Ivan Krupski – an anarchist active at the beginning of the 20th century. It is the first such complex presentation of the artist’s output in Poland.

Curator: Waldemar Tatarczuk

Exhibition architecture: Dana Kosmina

Jakub Majmurek, text accompanying the exhibition

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Mykola Ridnyi, Blind Spot, 2014-2015, c-print
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