On May 2nd at the Zenko Foundation art space situated at the «Koruna» hotel complex (Tatariv, Ivano-Frankivsk region) exhibition «Quo Vadis?» was opened. The exhibition will be shown until May 20th.
The project is designed in two parts – the first part, «Quo Vadis», will be exhibited at America House Kyiv. The second part will open on May 2 at the Zenko Foundation’s art space, on the territory of the Koruna hotel complex in Tatariv village, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.
This art project by Ukrainian artists Sergiy Dryziaka and Sergiy Litvinov is devoted to the modern world on the edge of the catastrophe yet full of tenderness and beauty and curated by Yulia Nuzhina.
Living in the modern world increasingly makes us think of not only civilization’s fruitful progress, but also of mankind’s’ destiny, its development and future.
As the world becomes more vulnerable and unprotected, the social, political, and techno genic tragedies of today echo in every corner of the world. Mankind shares its history and values, and also its tragic events.
The project is a philosophic reflection of where humanity has come from, what path it chooses moving forward and what events await it in the future.
The artworks depict the complex political and ethical problems of modern society with all of its tragedies and problems. The questions raised by the artists are about the value of a person in this world, of morality and spirituality, and the relationship between man and nature.
The project is multifaceted by its themes and by its visualization. Artists create a symbolic picture of a modern world that is trapped on the edge of apocalypse and renaissance. Different techniques, forms and styles (graphics, watercolor and oil on canvas) are used to embody the idea.
So, where are you going, human?
The project consists of the two separate series that show us, with symphonic expression, a dramatic picture of the XXI century.
The exposition is based on the three main series of the project:
“Melody of the disaster” serves as the basis for “America is the Object of the XXI Century”. It is devoted to the victims of 9/11. The terrorist attacks happened in the U.S. in 2001 and spurred a war on terrorism that continues today.
“Chernobyl” part is a figurative rethinking of the one of the biggest techno genic catastrophes of humankind. In the artist’s view, the catastrophe started a totally new complex and tragic era of world history.
The “Believe, Hope, Love” watercolor series sums up the exposition – this art series is about the spiritual and immortal human values which, no matter what, fill the world with kindness, beauty and a faith in revival.