July 10, 2013

Vova Vorotniov: Watching in my schoes

posted in events, projects, residency

image courtesy of the artist

13 July – 30 August 2013

Opening: 13th July at 16.00h

Residing in July Vova Vorotniov, will examine the spontaneous (an)architectural interventions into the public space of Rotterdam and juxtapose them with the situation in his home city (Kiev, Ukraine). Therefore to reveal, apparently, different ways of organizing the public space, the impact of the state control and its violations by the particular communities and people.

Taking as a starting point his recent project ‘Hood Guide’; a series of documentation of ‘anarchitectural’ objects found in the area of Kiev, which shows how the gaps and the lack of urban organization are facing low initiatives from the city dwellers in order to adopt the space to their own needs. Vorotniov plans to focus on the errors that are happening in the fully controlled urban city planning of Rotterdam.

Vova Vorotniov is a Ukrainian born artist with a so-called graffiti background and has recently been shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013. He studied philosophy and the humanities towards the end of the 90’s but then had decided to take a downshift from the scholar world to street activities as an alternative playground for creativity, which he found more fitting. Currently Vorotniov is working on different topics ranging from local problematics of his Ukrainian identity regarding the culture in the Post-Soviet phase to the ‘indi-economy’ related to the ‘non artistic’ practical creativity like crafts and design.

For more information about Vorotniov’s recent project please go to http://unionofhovels.tumblr.com/volodymyrvorotniov

For more information about the artist please go to http://vovavorotniov.tumblr.com/


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