ENDED: Home. Resistance

April 26th – May 27th

photograph by Igor Chekachkov taken from above (birds-eye view) of a woman playing a piano.Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is proud to be involved in Home,  organised by Open Eye Gallery. Part of EuroFestival, which is taking over Liverpool in the lead up to The Eurovision Song Contest.

Working together with Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi (Ukrainian.Photographies) and partners in Liverpool City Region, Home reflects on the question What does home mean?

An app, designed by Liverpool University team, will lead the EuroFestival guests and Liverpool City Region locals to independent spaces to see Home-themed Ukrainian photography collections in 5 trails across the city region. The themes of the trails are Land, Making, Liberty, Resistance, Settings. Download the app from the Google Play or Apple App stores.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum is the end point of one of these trails. This exhibition Home. Resistance offers various interpretations of the concept of ‘Resistance’ by bringing together the work of 3 different Ukrainian photographers.

We will also host an artwork by a contemporary Ukrainian photographer and a postcard for sale from the front desk – all profits will go to the Hospitallers medical group, an organisation focusing on sourcing and delivering medical supplies for paramedics who save human lives in Ukraine. We invite everyone to collect the postcards and upload your own poem, lyric or a letter in response.

About The Photographers

Mykhaylo Palinchak had never covered military conflicts before but after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, he transformed his photographic practices to record the atrocities committed by the Russian army and the resistance of the Ukrainian people. 

At this time, Andrii Rachinskiy also turned to the documentary genre, recording the widespread practice of people painting over the road signs and toponyms to disorient the occupation army. 

Elena Subach’s project ‘Lamkist’ (Fragility) is aimed at the poetisation and monumentalisation of mundane and fragile ordinary things, a reflection on the often unnoticed artifacts of the everyday. It reveals the presence of resistance in the coming together and coming apart of natural and man-made objects.

The exhibition will run in the Cafe April 26th – May 27th. For full visiting information check our Visit Us page.

For details of the full project including other venues, exhibitions and the poetry which will be located in public spaces across the Liverpool City Region, visit Open Eye Gallery’s website.

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