Five Pieces on a Background
Public opening: Saturday, 5 November 2016, 18:00
On view through 10 December 2016
8 Naberezhno-Luhova Street, Kyiv
access from Taras Shevchenko Metro station
Five Pieces on a Background stems from a collaboration between organisations steeped in generating social and cultural agendas through research-based art in five countries. The presented works were realised in 2016 in Kyiv, Chișinău, Minsk, Tbilisi, and Warsaw in accordance with the methodology devised for the Blue Box project.
The opening will be accompanied by programs and meetings with all Blue Box artists and curators.
Saturday, 5 November 2016
15:00 – 17:00
Workshop with Alicja Rogalska for art students and professionals: politics and praxis of participatory art practices.
18:00 – 19:00
Larisa Venediktova performs the choreography for Knight’s Tour by Iza Tarasewicz
Sunday, 6 November 2016
12:00 – 15:00
Sunday Brunch with the curators and artists of the Blue Box project. Guided tours and conversations on the contemporary site-specific work of artists and organizations in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine.
15:00 – 16:00
Karol Radziszewski presents Queer Archives Institute. On performing queer archives in Eastern Europe.
Alicja Rogalska: intervention
Friday, 16 September 2016, 18:00
Public Space Days (13 and 17 September 2016)
Oberliht Association organizes the 2nd edition of Public Space Days, bringing together activists, policy makers, artists, active citizens, scholars, architects and the general public in order to raise awareness on topics concerning protection, democratization, and opening of public spaces, to share insights and reflections on the transformations of public spaces, to share practices, ways of organizing and collective action that foster and reproduce democratic public spaces.
As a preview of her performance, Silence of Sources, Alicja Rogalska hosts a water-tasting session, with cocktails and drinks created using water from different public institutions for passersby.
8×8. The Future that Never Happened
20 – 30 July 2016
Tbilisi Chess Palace and Alpine Club in Vere Garden
The site-specific exhibition which opens on International Chess Day is the first part of the project on architecture, ideology and chess researched, curated and persistently realised by Nini Palavandishvili, in collaboration with Lena Prents. The exhibition is accompanied by a rich and intense public programme of screenings, performances and guided tours. Participating artists are David Bergé and Nadia Tsulukidze, Data Chigholashvili, Yip Kai Chun, Nutsa Esebua, Atu Gelovani, Lasha Kabanashvili, Lado Lomitashvili, Paran Pour and Iza Tarasewicz, whose work was prepared as part of the Blue Box project.
7 July – 7 August 2016
Ў Contemporary Art Gallery
Karol Radziszewski’s work-in-progress on Belarussian queer history will be presented as first from the series of newly commissioned artworks in frames of the Blue Box project.
QAI/BY is curated and designed by Karol Radziszewski
Invited artists and collaborators: Sergei Shabohin, Alexey Lunev, Igor Savchenko, Zhanna Gladko, Alesia Zhitkevich, Aleksey Naumchik. Curatorial support: Lena Prents, Valentina Kiselyova