The Dictionary of Ukrainianisms. Interpreted by Polish and Ukrainian illustrators

Dates: 12.05 – 24.07.2022 r. Admission hours and rules are available on the website of the Galeria Re:Medium
Adress: Galeria Re:Medium, 113 Piotrkowska Str., Lodz.
Opening of the exhibition: 12th May 2022, 5:00 p.m.
Workshops for children: 14th May 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.18:00 - 19:00. Records apply. Details at www.mgslodz.pl.
Curatorial tour of the exhibition: 14th May 2022, 7:30 p.m.

"The Dictionary of Ukrainianisms. Interpreted by Polish and Ukrainian illustrators" − this is an artistic and educational undertaking, the result of cooperation between the City Art Gallery in Łódź and the Łódź Design Festival. "The Dictionary" expresses the interpenetration of two languages, and thus two cultures: Polish and Ukrainian. We invited Polish and Ukrainian authors to prepare the illustrations. They are: Art Studio Agrafka, Bovska, Oleg Gryshchenko, Gosia Herba, Jan Kallwejt, Mari Kinovych, Hania Kmieć, Ola Niepsuj, Dawid Ryski, Vadym Solowski, Sophia Suliy and Paweł Szlotawa. An interesting and original element of the exhibition are decorations made by Bovska, containing abstract, floral motifs in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, symbolizing the sky, peace and freedom (blue) as well as grain, fertility and abundance (yellow), as "The Dictionary of Ukrainianisms" has a rich content with an interesting story. That is why the exhibition is aimed at a wide audience who want to broaden their existing knowledge of the language, culture, tradition and history of Ukraine. In the present, extremely dramatic situation beyond our eastern border, the exhibition can be a pretext to engage in discussions on difficult topics, concerning the reality that surrounds us, the world in which such cruel events as war take place. Maybe it will also force us to ask ourselves questions more often to what extent values such as independence and sovereignty − not only of our country − are so important to us.

"The Dictionary of Ukrainianisms" also comments on current events, against which both certain words and the artistic message take on a special meaning. is commonly known as Europe's granary.

Curator: Adriana Usarek, Michał Piernikowski
Author: Art Studio Agrafka, Bovska, Oleg Gryshchenko, Gosia Herba, Jan Kallwejt, Mari Kinovych, Hania Kmieć, Ola Niepsuj, Dawid Ryski, Vadym Solowski, Sophia Suliy oraz Paweł Szlotawa
Words: wataha, bohomaz, mereżka, step, ohyda, majdan, chmara, kureń, koromysło, hopak, bandura, ohyda, szarawary

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