Galerie nEUROPA

WAR. Patterns and Scars

24.06.2022 - 24.09.2022

Vernissage
Friday, 24. June 2022, 20:00

Current Photography from Ukraine

Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine in 2022 has revealed the horrors and scars of war. The war broke into Ukrainian homes with heavy gunfire, bombed habitats, maimed and killed people – these are incurable scars in the heart, body and homeland. Nevertheless, Ukrainians believe in victory and that one day the bright colours of warmth and love will return to their homes.

The photo series by Liubov Bespala (Sumy, Ukraine) documents the traces of the temporary Russian occupation in the eastern Ukrainian towns of Sumy and Trostianets. “The inhabitants of Trostianets, who can be seen in the photos, were almost liberated at that time and you could take photos without having to fear for your life,” says Liubov, “There was burnt heavy military equipment everywhere, the remains of the houses lay in ruins. People came out tentatively from cellars and shelters and to finally be able to move freely in their hometown again. Their way mostly led them to the distribution points for humanitarian aid”.

For the Orthodox Easter, photographer Sergey Zholonko took the photo series “Easter Barracks”. In 2022, Easter was celebrated in Ukraine on 24 April, exactly two months after the start of the war. “The chaotic colours, abstract and simple shapes seen in the photos underline the unusual nature of the situation – the quilts collected by different people and not very suitable for everyday military use. They have become a piece of family for the Ukrainian soldiers, a symbol of homeliness and a kind of amulet that protects them and reminds them what they are fighting for in this war,” explains Sergey Zholonko.

Curated by Irina Guziy (Ukraine/Germany) and Elena Pagel (Russia/Germany)

Photo: Sergey Zholenko

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Opening hours
Mo-Fr, 10-16 Uhr

Address
Bautzner Straße 49
01099 Dresden
Germany

Current exhibitions

24.06.2022 - 24.09.2022

MAG nEUROPA

Most exhibitions are accompanied by a short print publication – the MAG nEUROPA.

Past exhibitions

08.04.2022 - 21.06.2022

17.12.2021 - 02.03.2022

15.10.2021 - 01.12.2021

13.08.2021 - 13.10.2021

07.06.2021 - 01.07.2021

16.04.2021 - 04.06.2021

Galerie nEUROPA

The Galerie nEUROPA emerged from the former Galerie neue osten. In the traditional rooms of the Kultur Aktiv e.V. association, it increasingly presents individual positions by international artists and photographers. We invite all interested parties to accompany us on this exciting journey.

As a showcase for the association’s activities, the gallery presents positions of contemporary photographers from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe to the Dresden public. The artists either come from these countries or were artistically active there. Some of the exhibitors are showing their works for the first time in Germany.

Opening hours
Mo-Fr, 10-16 Uhr

Address
Bautzner Straße 49
01099 Dresden
Germany

time period
since 2017

Galerieteam
Jan Oelker
Elena Pagel
Matthias Schumann

Contact
galerie@kulturaktiv.org

Gefördert durch

Das Projekt wird durch die Förderrichtlinie “Wir für Sachsen” der Bürgerstiftung Sachsen gefördert.