Outarky (For Us By Us)

Open: 21.09 – 07.10.2018 , wed-sat 12-6 pm

address: Miedziana 11 ,00-835 Warsaw (Dom Słowa Polskiego)



Young art in Ukraine is still seen by many in the country and abroad as a kind of message to the world, or at least a desire to generate one: a message about its “novelty,” being “world class,” whatever that  means, and a message that forces this art to adapt to the universal market of culture. However, some of us can challenge this disposition by adopting a negative stance towards the global situation in art today. Consider the declining relevance of traditional cultural centers, those who once enjoyed the comfortable seat of their “‘geo/meta position’” now find the chair knocked out from under them. Communication has shifted to the Internet, turning the traditional megalopolis into a village with all its off-line institutions. The commercial populism of the Museum is another obstacle for the honest global artist to overcome. For many, this spells the end of the positivist post-Cold War era, among others.

The exhibition OUTarky / For Us By Us is a brief look at a heterogeneous group of Ukrainian artists with diverse practices, who express a certain level of introverted autonomy, oppose the genre’s dictatorship and act with some degree of indifference to their careers.

Ksenia Bilyk
Jan Blok
Miška Bočkariov
Andrij Bojko
Jura Kanevsky
Jura Kudrik
Dima Tolkačov
Ihor Okuniev
Vova Vorotniov

Curators: Vova Vorotniov and Janek Zamoyski

Photos above:Dima Tolkačov

The exhibition is part of  Warsaw Gallery Weekend 2018

The project is supported by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.