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On March 22, 2019, in the Lviv Art Centre Dzyga, which is a well-known platform for the representation of current artistic practices, it was opened an exhibition of works of Transcarpathian artists under the title “COORDINATE”.

The concept of the exhibition is as follows: the geographical coordinate is a blind mark on the map, however, it is also an important component of identifying the place when it comes to art. Today, all aspects in which the work is created are important, but the questions of who and why create the product and what kind of society will be the consumer of this product remain unanswered. In the streams of information, the image loses its value, especially when it is not supported by a text or a tag and is not tied to the coordinate of a particular culture. However, recent trends point to the fact that geographic coordinates are more interesting than other layers of meanings. At the same time, the location as a form of declaration helps to understand the context and to complete the image of the artist.

Thus, progressive artists, focusing on the binding to the locality and identity, at the same time break stereotypical ideas about the locality of thinking and the formation of image: “Transcarpathian art often speculates on its cultural clichés trying to reproduce the line of ties to the great totem of authorities. Therefore, today we are trying to show a section of Transcarpathian art, although fragmentarily, but objectively, without a literary entourage. At this exhibition, we are presenting a generation of artists related to Transcarpathian art today, and the geographical coordinate points to the exact location of the exhibitors’ studios. It is unlikely that this method will enable the “naive” viewer to understand what is happening in the exhibition hall, but will allow the perception of information in its pure form.”

Project participants: Oleh Suslenko, Beata Korn, Viktor Melnyhuk, Daryna Zadorozhnia, Ivan Nebesnyk, Emma Tremba, Ruslan Tremba, Nata Popova, Mykhailo Khodanych, Olia Pylnyk, and Natasha Shevchenko.

The exhibition will last for a month.

Photos of works: © Art Centre Dzyga, Oleksandr Nikitchuk
Photo report and information materials: © Art Centre Dzyga
© Art & Culture Foundation Brovdi Art