ELENA MAZZI | I lied in Visa Center

1.2.2018 > 14.2.2018 | Gallleriapiù, Bologna

I Lied in Visa Center

curated by Kateryna Filyuk

Ana Blagojevic (RS / IT), Andrii Dostliev (PL / UA), Lia Dostlieva (PL / UA), Alevtina Kakhidze (UA), Ola Lanko (NL / UA), Elena Mazzi in collaboration with Enrica Camporesi (IT), Stefan Milosavljevic (RS / IT)

I Lied in Visa Center ponders over dramatic alteration of personal memories and one’s identity triggered by displacement and forced departure. While Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman introduces in his writings theoretical concept of fluid identity, displaced people in every corner of the world practice it, being physically cut off the material manifestations of their personal stories in the form of documents, photographs and official records. Unrooted they construct their fragmented memories from scratch frequently using this forced oblivion to start over and arrive to the brighten version of oneself. Invited artists will deal with either personal or estranged experience of that kind on both emotional and intellectual levels.

Kateryna Filyuk (b.1986) is a curator and art critic. She holds an MA in Philosophy from Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University. She has worked for the First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012 as Managing Editor of the catalogue and Coordinator of the Discussion Platform. In 2012, she took part in the 4th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, followed by the MMCA International Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea with a final essay on Korean New Media Art, in 2014. She was a participant of the 21st course of De Appel Curatorial Programme 2015/16. In spring 2017, she took part in Young Curators Residency Programme at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin with concluding project A house, halfway. In 2017, she has co-curated the Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists at Mystetskyi Arsenal. Currently she is a Chief Curator at IZOLYATSIA (Kyiv). Lives and works in Kyiv and Amsterdam.

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01.02.18> 14.04.18
opening Saturday 03.02.18