Andrii Dostliev’s “Occupation” series is now available as a limited edition photobook with essays by Oksana Dovgopolova and Lia Dostlieva. Edition of 100, numbered and signed. Price: 40€ (incl. shipping worldwide). Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase details.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague. Exhibition details
“It is the only photograph of Lotte and Carl Hirsch, my parents, taken during the war years, and it is tiny, 2.5 × 3.5 centimeters, about the size of a 35-millimeter negative, with unevenly cut edges. I have always loved this image of a stylish young couple – newlyweds walking confidently down an active urban street. The more difficult it was to make out the details of the faded and slightly spotted black-and-white image, the more mysterious and enticing it became to me over the years.” (1) – with this description of an extremely personal photo Marianne Hirsch (American Holocaust researcher, author of the “postmemory” term, holocaust survivors’ daughter) begins one of the chapters in her book “The generation of postmemory”.
I will start by telling a story. As of late, most talks about historical memory have become practically impossible to carry without telling stories – the stories of common people, who just speak about their lives. That’s odd, because historical memory is a superindividual phenomenon, something we “remember” together, as a collective, something usually not related to our personal memory.
“Reconstruction of Memory” will be shown at Ukraiński Dom (Zamenhofa 1, Warszawa) from July, 2nd till July, 10th. Join us at the exhibition opening (July, 2nd at 6 PM) or at the curatorial guided tour (July, 3rd at 2 PM). Admission: free.
“Reconstruction of Memory” will be shown during the Ukraińska Wiosna 2016 festival in Poznań, Poland. The exhibition will be on display at Jeżyckie Centrum Kultury (Jackowskiego 5-7, Poznań) from May, 19th till May, 31st.
Lecture on the architectural recycling and nomadic architecture (in English with Ukrainian translation) given by Maciej Siuda on February 27th, 2016 at Izolyatsia as a part of the educational program supporting the ‘Reconstruction of memory’ exhibition.
Lecture on the anthropology of memory (in Ukrainian language) given by Oksana Dovgopolova on February 20th, 2016 at Izolyatsia as a part of the educational program supporting the ‘Reconstruction of memory’ exhibition.
Collage. Series of 31 pcs. Dimensions variable.
Installation. Stones from Crimea. Dimensions variable.
Installation. Metal rods with small objects, reconstructed room with a projection.
Photography. Series of 19 printed on ceramic plaques. Size: 10 x 15 cm each.
Installation. Instagram pictures taken in occupied Stakhanov during the year 2015 transferred onto slides.
Installation, video. 18 m of tracing paper, pencil.