The Assortment Room (Asortymentna Kimnata): "Flooding" in Ivano-Frankivsk

24 march, 2023

The exhibition displays new site-specific works by Nikita Kadan and his video installation "Flooding," co-authored by Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei, Harri Kraievets, Nazgul Shukaeva, Yuriy Izdryk, and Vadym Khudoliy. The exhibition will be held from March 25 to April 22 at the Asortymentna Kimnata (the Assortment Room) Gallery.

Photo documentation of the "Flooding" project. Photo: Anton Kuba. Image courtesy of Asortymentna Kimnata gallery

"Flooding" is an exhibition about the blurred history of Stanislavov-Frankivsk and an artistic conversation about the historical genocide, which [conversation] takes place during the current genocide. The starting point is Bloody Sunday during the Nazi occupation of Stanislaviv, when 6,000 to 10,000 Jewish city residents were killed in one day. The exhibition encompasses elements created by Taras Prokhasko and Yuri Bakai, as well as Nikita Kadan's documentation and sound work "Residents of the Colosseum" (2017). The idea of "Flooding" arose in the summer of 2020 during the artistic research of the city's history and its imprints in the city's space. The Implementation process was interrupted a few times and took almost three years.

In addition to works in the gallery space, the project includes an urban intervention with the visual work "Flood." The artistic team suggests seeing this exhibition as a work in progress. Artists and curators plan to expand the project after the premiere of the Frankivsk exhibition.


Two vernissages of the "Flooding":

March 25, 18:00; Sichovykh Striltsiv 15, Ivano-Frankivsk
March 26, 15:00; Sichovykh Striltsiv 15, Ivano-Frankivsk
The last day of the exhibition: April 22 
Entrance is free

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The exhibition was created in cooperation between Asortymentna kimnata, Insha Osvita, and Centropa with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office and Goethe-Institut Ukraine. Special thanks go to Rabbi Moishe Leib Kolesnyk, Frankivsk Art Museum, and Frankivsk Drama Theater for their friendly help with the location searc