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PinchukArtCentre, Polish Institute in Kyiv and Meridian Czernowitz to hold poetry reading of Tadeusz Dąbrowski’s collection "Black Square"

2 September 2013

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 19:00, the PinchukArtCentre, in cooperation with the International Literary Corporation Meridian Czernowitz, invites you to the reading of poetry from the collection "Black Square" by famous Polish poet of new generation Tadeusz Dąbrowski. The poetry reading and discussion with the author will be held as part of the presentation of the poetry collection translated into Ukrainian by Vasily Lozinskii, and illustrated by a series of paintings "Rainbow Perspectives" by artists Lesya Khomenko. Admission is free.

The "Black Square" includes poems from different periods, in which the author presents the interpretation of abstract, figureless concepts and searches for metaphysical essence of art. In his language the author uses color perception as a tool to emphasize artificial nature of language and to give a meaning to all things mundane. The book is made of texts dialogue and “Euro Renovation”-like abstract paintings by Lesya Khomenko that represent decorations covering the truth. Both Tadeusz Dąbrowski’s poems and Lesya Khomenko’s works refer to the artistic canon of painting avant-garde, laying claim to the new realism of a gesture in a variety of media.

Apart from Vasyl Lozynsky’s translation, the collection also features translations by Ostap Kin, Ostap Slyvynsky and Marianna Kianovska. The book was published with the support of the Polish Institute and commissioned by the International Literary Corporation Meridian Czernowitz.

Discussion with Tadeusz Dąbrowski, which will take place after the reading of the poetry, will be also joined by artist Lesya Khomenko, translator and compiler of the book "Black Square" Vasyl Lozynsky. Tetiana Kochubinska, participant of the PinchukArtCentre’s “Curatorial Platform” will moderate the discussion.

Presentation of literature works at the PinchukArtCentre is a continuation of a dialogue between art and literature, a demonstration of how they interplay, and an offer of a fresh look at the exhibits thought unusual “text” optics. Literary events of the art center are held with the assistance of well-known poets and writers, and are an integral part of the educational program of the art institution. Admission is free.

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Tadeusz Dąbrowski (1979) - Polish poet, essayist and critic. Six volumes of his poetry were published in Poland: wypieki (1999), e-mail (2000), mazurek (2002), Te Deum (2005, 2008), Czarny kwadrat (2009, has been nominated for NIKE, the most important Polish literary award) and Pomiędzy (2013). Editor of the literary bimonthly “Topos”. Editor of the anthology Poza słowa. Antologia wierszy 1976–2006 (2006). He has been published in many journals in Poland and abroad. His work has been translated into 20 languages. There was in 2010 Schwarzes Quadrat auf schwarzem Grund in Germany published (acclaimed the 6th position on a prestige book ranging SWR-Bestenliste) and 2011 – Black Square in the USA.  A winner of numerous awards, among others, the Kościelski Prize (2009), the Hubert Burda Prize (2008) and, from Tadeusz Różewicz, the Prize of the Foundation for Polish Culture (2006). He lives in Gdańsk.

Lesia Khomenko (1980) graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv in 2004. She was a resident at the Center for Contemporary Art at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" (2005-2006) and at LIA - Leipzig International Art Program (2008). Lesia is a co-founder and member of the R.E.P. group (since 2004) and curatorial group "Hudrada" (since 2008). Her works have been shown in several solo and group exhibitions, including the main project of the First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012, at the National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv), at the White Box Gallery (New York), MUMOK (Vienna), and in Zacheta Gallery (Warsaw). She was shortlisted for the Pinchuk Art Prize (2009 and 2011) and Future Generation Art Prize (2012) founded by Victor Pinchuk, and for the Kazimir Malevich Artist Award (2012). Lesia Khomenko lives and works in Kyiv.

Vasyl Lozynsky (1982) - poet, translator, literary critic and curator. Studied Germanistics in Lviv and Berlin. Translated Franz Kafka's short story collection Contemplation (Osnovy, 2012), as well as the texts of contemporary authors from Polish and German languages into Ukrainian. Winner of the literary competition from the publishing house "Smoloskyp" for a collection of poems and translations titled "Celebration after debauch" (2010). His articles, translations and poetry were published in the journal “PROstory” “Krytyka”, “SHO”, “Chetver”, “KORYDOR”, “Ostragehege”, “Lichtungen”. His poetry has been translated into German, Polish and Russian languages. Losynsky’s projects include readings “Insha robota” (Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv, and Centre for Visual Art at UKMA), Evenings of Polish poetry “Kyiv Laurels” and “Literarichner Briefklub” in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Library (Kyiv). Since 2008 Vasyl Lozynsky is a member of interdisciplinary curatorial association Hudrada and PROstory editorial board, the journal of the society and culture. Lives and works in Kyiv.

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