City of Gardens | Exhibition by Viacheslav Poliakov and Elena Subach
‘Something should by all means be hidden, at least one undisclosed secret among the exhibited works, something meaningful to you, something only you would know about.’
Urban legend becomes the starting point for Ukrainian photographers Subach and Poliakov’s exploration of the real and hypothetical spaces of the Polish city of Katowice. Elena says that the fall of the Soviet Union with the following process of post-industrialization, have in her opinion brought about the return of life led by superstition. While in the modern microcosm of the city, Poliakov is interested in the accidental nature of urban transformation and the echoes of global and local influences onto its material surface.
Subach and Poliakov are based in Lviv and the focus of their work lies in the cultural space of Western Ukraine with its unpredictable urban environment, local myths and contemporary utopias. ‘City of Gardens’ is a collaborative project, which takes them to a new place - the modern metropolis and former center of the mining industry in the Polish region of Silesia, Katowice.
Vernissage: 1 March 2019 19:00
The artists will be present.
Exhibition: 2 - 17 March 2019
EEP Berlin’s Gallery
Liegnitzer Str. 34 | 10999 Berlin [Kreuzberg]
Wed-Sun 2pm - 6pm | eepberlin.org