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  1. New York Calling: A Mini Retrospective by Marie Tomanova

    New York Calling: A Mini Retrospective by Marie Tomanova

    ‘‘To emigrate is always to dismantle the center of the world, and so to move into a lost, disoriented one of fragments.’’ --John Berger

    ‘‘To emigrate is always to dismantle the center of the world, and so to move into a lost, disoriented one of fragments.’’ --John Berger

    Vernissage: 26th April 2019 19:00 | Young American Book launch during opening

    Exhibition duration: 27 April - 17 May 2019

    Having graduated with an MFA in painting in the Czech Republic Marie Tomanova moved to the United States in 2011 and began to work through her feelings of displacement living there. By 2014, she rearticulated this idea of displacement into a self-portrait series in which she attempted to see herself in the landscape.

    Having grown up on a farm in a small village in south Moravia, she felt that she fit somehow with nature, that it was an essential part of who she is, and that as an immigrant living in the United States, she had grown distant from that physically and emotionally. It is only through this self-portrait work that she started to gain a sense of self-worth as an artist and as a person and began to be able to see herself in the United States and during this time she was also taking the Young American portraits. And in a way, the self-portrait work in nature and the Young American portraits are really very close to the same thing. The self-portrait work is about seeing herself fit in the American landscape and the Young American portraits are also about fitting into the American landscape, but in a social aspect.

    As photographer Ryan McGinley writes in his introduction to Tomanova’s debut monograph Young American, “This is a future free of gender binaries and stale old definitions of beauty. In Marie’s world people can just simply be. I wish all of America’s youth culture looked like Marie’s photos of Downtown, diverse and inclusive.”

    New York Calling brings together for the first time a wide range of Tomanova’s work including: self-portraiture in nature (2016-ongoing), Young American (2015-ongoing), and Live For the Weather (2005-2010/2017), a series of early images taken while growing up in Mikulov, Czech Republic.

    Curated by Thomas Beachdel and Maya Hristova.

     

    The artist will be present at the opening.

    EEP Berlin’s Gallery

    Liegnitzer Str. 34 | 10999 Berlin [Kreuzberg]

    Wed-Sun 2pm - 6pm

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  2. "In Belief Is Power" Solo Exhibition by Hristina Tasheva

    "In Belief Is Power" Solo Exhibition by Hristina Tasheva

    With my artistic work, I try to establish a position as citizen that opposes the constant attempts of the media and politicians to build and consolidate a negative image of migrants as uncivilized, useless and unproductive people.
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  3. Somewheres & Anywheres. Group exhibition with Yana Kononova, Sasha Chaika, Pavlo Borshcneko and Fyodor Telkov

    Somewheres & Anywheres. Group exhibition with Yana Kononova, Sasha Chaika, Pavlo Borshcneko and Fyodor Telkov

    We're the only species on earth, which believes in stories, myths and narratives. The ability to believe in stories allowed us to form large and complex societies.

    Vernissage: 20 March 2019 19:00

    Exhibition duration: 21 March - 7 April 2019

    We're the only species on earth, which believes in stories, myths and narratives. The ability to believe in stories allowed us to form large and complex societies.

    Societies today seem to be repeatedly looking towards the past for ideas on how to move forward, while many sociologists note that we lack new stories and historical paradigms on which to draw the maps of our future. How does a cultural narrative emerge? How do we choose in what to believe and has this choice become more conscious in this modern day and age?

    Fyodor Telkov (RU)

    Pavel Borshchenko (UA)

    Sasha Chaika (RU)

    Yana Kononova (UA)

     

    Sasha Chaika and Yana Kononova will be present at the opening.

    EEP Berlin’s Gallery

    Liegnitzer Str. 34 | 10999 Berlin [Kreuzberg]

    Wed-Sun 2pm - 6pm

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  4. "City of Gardens" Exhibition by Elena Subach and Viacheslav Poliakov

    "City of Gardens" Exhibition by Elena Subach and Viacheslav Poliakov

    '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.'

    ‘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

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  5. 'You are not beautiful, you are pretty.' Solo exhibition by Svitlana Levchenko

    'You are not beautiful, you are pretty.' Solo exhibition by Svitlana Levchenko

    'In my childhood, I often heard you are not beautiful, you are pretty’ says Odessa-born Svitlana Levchenko and continues ‘I grew up with this knowledge and it became an indisputable axiom.’

     

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  6. SKIP INTRO. Group Exhibition with Igor Chekachkov, Tihomir Stoyanov, Svitlana Levchenko, Piotr Pietrus & Gorsad Kiev

    SKIP INTRO. Group Exhibition with Igor Chekachkov, Tihomir Stoyanov, Svitlana Levchenko, Piotr Pietrus & Gorsad Kiev

    The form of a photograph, analog or digital, contains traces of its existence from the moment of its creation. Through these five positions SKIP INTRO attempts to explore different ways in which the multidimensionality of real life experience is being mirrored through the physical form of an image.
    The form of a photograph, analog or digital, contains traces of its existence from the moment of its creation. Through the following five positions SKIP INTRO attempts to explore different ways in which the multidimensionality of real life experience is being mirrored through the physical form of an image. How does the photographer’s context become tangible through the choice of a photographic technique? What does an image tell the viewer about the context it was created in or the identity of its photographer? Images preserve traces – residual impressions caused by the presence of an object.
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