During the winter festive days The Naked Room gallery together with Peremoga Coworking is proud to present a temporary exhibition space featuring selected artworks from the gallery archive.
The exhibition is open on the 5th floor of a recently renovated historical building, located next to the gallery at Yaroslaviv Val. Visitors are welcome during all the holidays, from 11 till 21:00 daily. Our English-speaking guides are happy to walk you through.
The exhibition features photographs, paintings, objects, textile and graphic works by the artists The Naked Room represents on a permanent basis:
Katya Buchatska, whose artistic method and the circle of interests is fascination with extra-human forms of life and experiences, failures and mistakes in perception and representation of artistic artifacts. Her world fascinates exactly with its inability to reflect.
Elena Subach’s photos from the On The Edge project were made using collaging to place the grandmothers inside landscapes of Heaven that they expect to reach one day. All the heroines were shot at religious public celebrations and ceremonies of so-called proshchi which are widely spread in Western Ukraine.
Olga Gaidash‘s paintings depict objects, too. However, those are overpainted, and thus concealed from consumer’s eyes. And so they become yet more desirable like all goods that are exclusive or in short supply. Moreover, the overpainted stains are overpainted on top, so that a colour field, this basic element of any painting, turns into a piece-goods.
Dobrynya Ivanov is gathering real and made-up stories of the found objects. Connecting them, he develops the plot about the ideas of truth and lie. The artist put the question about this narrative, which is becoming part of the question, to his own artistic methods.
Lucy Ivanova’s works are the aftermath of what she has seen. Lucy lvanova’s practice is focused in painting that is far from being illustrative or giving direct commentary. However, the sense of tension and distress seems to be implanted into the very painterly surface: into its uneasy brightness, fragile lines, shaky composition.
Daria Kuzmych lives between Kyiv and Berlin. Works in various media (painting, graphics, textiles, videos, texts, etc.), which are combined in her intermedia installations.
Viktor Marushchenko’s photos show Ukraine, which is almost forgotten by us and thus sometimes is even misunderstood. His practice provides us with an honest overview on something that happened not so long ago, but already managed to become a part of the collective memory.
Sasha Maslov takes over and expands the long-term photographer’s interest in marginalized and invisible professional or social communities. It is not a portrait of a specific hero, but rather of a social-political context that surrounds a person.
Petro Ryaska is identified by Ukrainian contemporary art world first and foremost as a powerful performer, ingenious curator and skillful art manager. Yet it is painting, namely its most conservative genre, landscape, that is fundamental for Ryaska’s artistic vision and that inseminates his other practices and works.
Anna Scherbyna usually works with such media as painting and drawing, but also with video and installation. In her works she turns to the visual traditions of the school of drawing in Ukraine through the methods of repetition and copying.