Nikita Kadan's solo show "The Sweetest Song of Sorrow"
12 october, 2020
October 14 Voloshyn Gallery opens Nikita Kadan's show "The Sweetest Song of Sorrow". The exhibition will run until November 15.
The excerpt from the exhibition concept:
“In the place of historical materialism is a mournful fatalism in alliance with equally mournful aestheticism.
Anonymous activists are proposing to cover the figure of Shchors with black latex, and the Institute of National Remembrance supports the idea.
It is necessary not to "initiate a discussion" — individual stability in the negativity of each and every one is needed. “No!”, perfect in its confidence. Melancholy and criticism together must form an extremely clear form of pure negativity, seizure, a pit that is essentially the best monument, a perfect form of commemoration, a black hole that absorbs both shame and glory.
The dream of the mind is creative, proactive and full of good intentions. We do not need "creative decomunization", but the will to remove our hands from the past in time, which is constantly refinding its own language in relation to the agony of today.
The repetition of mourning rituals, funeral songs put us to sleep. However, we can still turn the ritual against them. Grief for the future is the strongest possible denial of the impossibility of this future.
Art shouts "Wake up!" In a hoarse voice, not for the first time and not for the last time in history.
The gallery is open Wed — Sun from 11:00 to 18:00
Admission is free in protective masks.Share: