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Research Platform: “Exhibition”, solo exhibition by Lada Nakonechna in the context of “РАС-UA Re-Consideration”
21 May 2016 - 4 September 2016

In the frameworks of “PAC-UA Reconsideration”, the continuation of exhibitions’ series in PinchukArtCentre, the main idea of which is to research the relations and influences between Ukrainian art scene of today and artistic practices of the past. It shows new works created by new generation of artists inspired by older artistic positions. 

The Exhibition by Lada Nakonechna questions the modes of mediating contemporary art within given spatial and ideological circumstances of an art institution. Conceived as part of the newly established PinchukArtCenter research platform and Re-consideration project, it interrogates the complexity of issues related to the methods and mechanisms of visual representation while examining its own predicament within multiple institutional narratives.  

The end corner of the fourth floor of PAC Nakonechna’s Exhibition is simultaneously the space and the exhibit, or conversely a complex installation embodied in the institutional structure. It contains fragments and quotations from the artist’s earlier works that become deprived of their former context and, together with supplementary elements, are put into new configurations. The remnants of the artist’s history are exposed to the viewer, although their form remains incomplete. Lada Nakonechna’s artistic speculations depict gaps, alterations and manipulations as integral to the process of constructing history. Her interventions are disturbing, putting the viewer in the position of discomfort and bewilderment in order to provoke and acknowledge his or her active participation.

The installation embraces three massive, diagonal walls with a collection of institutional records displayed on them: notes, sketches, photographs and plans. They all refer to the show pre-conditions including budgeting, institutional program and space articulation.  

Pivotal to the show are the two eyeholes mounted in the walls of the exhibition room. One directs the viewer towards the outside of the PinchukArtCenter, whereas the other connects with the neighbouring space in which the collection of PAC is displayed. The intervention underlines the dynamic between art mediated through its agents – such as galleries, curators, collectors, and so on – and the artistic practices that escape formal institutions in order to interact directly with the social sphere. Such an arena of negotiations between the elitist modes of formation of art and its relation with the social and political realm is inherent not only to the individual work of Lada Nakonechna, but also to her collective practice with the R.E.P group.

Curator: Anna Smolak

The visit of curator is provided by the Polish Institute in Kyiv.

24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

A group show of 20 artists nominated for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 650 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries. Each work is especially produced for the exhibition and forms an independent artistic statement.

Vernissage of the shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018

 

24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents the 1st solo exhibition in Eastern Europe by Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa), the Main Prize Winner of the 4th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The show includes a major soil installation specially produced for the PinchukArtCentre.