December 6 – 9, 2018, Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140, booth S111
Voloshyn Gallery is proud to announce its participation in the PULSE Miami Beach international contemporary art fair for the first time, and is proud to present a solo project by a Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova.
PULSE is a satellite of Art Basel Miami, held annually over the last 14 years under the aegis of Art Basel Miami Week in early December. PULSE focuses on contemporary art, embracing support for young galleries and artists as its priority. In 2018, PULSE will showcase the projects of more than 70 galleries from Canada, China, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, North Africa and other countries and regions around the globe. The list of this year’s featured galleries includes 26 first-time participants, including Voloshyn Gallery (Ukraine).
Voloshyn Gallery presents a solo project by Zhanna Kadyrova. The central project of the exposition, The Market (2017-2018), traditionally takes the form of a performance. In this work, Zhanna Kadyrova recreates a recognizable market stall selling food products, with all its necessary accouterments, including mechanical scales, a plastic chair, carts of vegetables and fruit, etc. The artist manufactured “the foodstuffs” of heavyweight construction materials: ceramic tiles, cement, concrete and natural stone. This site-specific installation is embedded in the context of an art fair as a site of market relations. By inviting visitors of the booth to buy the art objects sold by weight, the artist undermines the rules of price formation for art objects current on the art market, and raises the issue of how our understanding of material or spiritual values are formed.
Voloshyn Gallery will present an updated, 3rd version of The Market at PULSE Miami Beach. The first iteration of The Market was realized as an intervention into the sterile atmosphere of ART Monte Carlo fair (Monaco, April 2017). It was also exhibited at the Kyiv Art Week (May 2018).
The installation is “updated” every time to make it more site-specific; the selection of “goods” changes every time. Given Miami’s tropical climate, the artist expands her stall’s selection to include exotic fruit. Therefore, the market stall will feature the already familiar sausages and watermelons along with papaya, star fruit, oranges, tangerines and pomegranates. The site-specific format also informs price formation: according to the artist’s logic, the price of 1 gram has to equal 1 local unit of currency of the country hosting the presentation.
Additionally, the visitors of PULSE Miami Beach will get a chance to see the Second Hand series (2014-2017) by Zhanna Kadyrova. The project will feature the work Kyiv Motion Picture Printing Plant: a dress on a hanger made of red ceramic tiles repurposed from the floor of the abovementioned abandoned plant. The series raises the issue of the future of objects and spaces from the perspective of their functional purpose.
The booth will also feature several objects from the series Invisible Forms (2010-2012). In Invisible Forms, the artist endows the objects and phenomena that are either imperceptible to the human eye and/or unobservable by touch with a physical form. The shadow of a light switch cast of cement reveals the “ostensible invisibility” of the influence of mundane electric appliances that, despite their familiarity and safety, encroach upon private lives and have very real consequences.
Zhanna Kadyrova was born in 1981 in the town of Brovary, just outside Kyiv, Ukraine. She graduated from the Department of Sculpture of the T.H. Shevchenko State Comprehensive Art School (Kyiv) in 1999. She juggernauted multiple art groups, exhibitions and performances, including participating in and co-founding the R.E.P. group (Ukrainian abbreviation for Revolutionary Experimental Space). She curates exhibitions at LabGarage (Kyiv). In 2009, she created The Monument to a New Monument in the town of Sharhorod, Ukraine. She was awarded the special PinchukArtCentre prize in 2011, the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize for her Shape of Light (in Public Art category) in April 2012, the Kazimir Malevich Prize in December 2012, and the PinchukArtCentre Main Prize in 2013. She participated in many international exhibitions, including the Ukrainian pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2013). In 2014, she joined the art residence of the Baró Galeria (São Paulo, Brazil). In 2016, she took part in an exhibition at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). The artist lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Founded in October 2016 by Max and Julia Voloshyn, Voloshyn Gallery specializes in contemporary art. It showcases a broad range of media in contemporary art, hosting solo and group exhibitions.
Voloshyn Gallery fosters the integration of Ukrainian art into global cultural processes, representing its artists at international art fairs and shows in Europe and the US. Voloshyn Gallery aims to discover exceptional talent, with particular focus on emerging and mid-career artists.
Its cutting-edge exhibition space is located in Kyiv’s cultural and historical center, on Tereshchenkivska Street, in a historic 1913 building formerly owned by a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist N.A. Tereshchenko. The collector and philanthropist Bohdan Khanenko bought the building for his wife Varvara, renovating it as a revenue house. Its second floor was envisioned as an exhibition and storage space for Khanenko’s expanding museum of fine arts.
Maksym and Julia Voloshyn have been active in the art business since 2006. Their first gallery, Mystetska Zbirka Art Gallery, specialized in classical and post-war 20th century Ukrainian art. In 2015, the Voloshyns made it to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.