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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ Edinburgh Art Festival

2 August - 5 October 2024

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28 June 2024

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27 June 2024

LOOK Photo Biennial 2024: Beyond Sight

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13 June 2024

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4 June 2024

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30 June 2024

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23 June 2024

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16 June 2024

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15 June 2024

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9 June 2024

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1 June 2024

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6 July 2024

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29 May - 9 June 2024

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22 May 2024

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9 May 2024

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18 May 2024

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11 May 2024

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National Pavilion of Ukraine @ Venice Biennale

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10 April - 18 May 2024

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23 March - 28 September 2024

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26 March 2024

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10 April 2024

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11 April - 19 May 2024

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PLATFORM: ZINE LAUNCH EVENT

21 March 2024

Home. Ukrainian Photography, UK Words: Tour

4 March - 28 February 2025

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ New Adelphi

4 March - 8 March 2024

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2 March 2024

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8 February - 31 March 2024

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7 March 2024

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16 February - 31 July 2024

Open Source #27: Saffron Lily – In The Absence of Formal Ground @ Digital Window Gallery

6 February - 31 March 2024

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Contemporary Photography from Ukraine: Symposium @University of Salford

4 March - 5 March 2024

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Is Anybody Listening? Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Socially Engaged Photography

29 February 2024

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15 February 2024

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LOOK Climate Lab 2024: All Events

18 January 2024

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18 January - 31 March 2024

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Tree Walks Of Sefton Park with Andrea Ku

21 January 2024

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31 January 2024

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6 February 2024

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Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words @ Edinburgh Art Festival

2 August - 5 October 2024

EAF (Edinburgh Art Festival) 2024, Stills is pleased to present its first ever exhibition dedicated to contemporary photography from Ukraine, showcasing work by eight Ukrainian photographers exploring the complex meaning of home: Igor Chekachkov, Alexander Chekmenev, Nazar Furyk, Mykhaylo Palinchak, Polina Polikarpova, Andriy Rachinskiy, Elena Subach and Daria Svertilova. As part of the exhibition, selected photographs will be exhibited in the public realm in Edinburgh, at poster sites and on flyers, accompanied by poems written by UK poets invited to respond to the pictures.

Photography from Ukraine has a rich and multifaceted history with a geographic spread of movements, schools, influential individuals and groups that have helped to shape its development over the decades against the backdrop of changing social and political contexts. The contemporary work on display at Stills was first brought together by the exhibition’s curators in Liverpool in 2023 to explore the meaning of ‘home’ against the backdrop of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Working with still life, portraiture and long-term documentary projects and developing varied styles and conceptual approaches, each photographer brings a different perspective to the idea of home. 

Whilst some of the photographers remain living and working in Ukraine, others have been displaced around Europe. Alexander Chekmenev’s work is specifically an homage to ‘Citizens of Kyiv’ whereas Polina Polikarpova and Daria Svertilova both explore the lives of young people in Ukraine through documentary series; Igor Chekachkov’s work is a collaboration with Ukrainians that have had to relocate to other countries and he has made new work in Scotland for the presentation at Stills; Mykhaylo Palinchak, Andriy Rachinskiy and Elena Subach each apply a conceptual framework to elements of the visual landscape of a conflict zone; Similarly, Nazar Furyk is represented with work that draws our attention to landscape and environmental damage in the region of Kherson.

“We’re really excited to be presenting Stills’ first exhibition dedicated to photography from Ukraine and to be working in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Ukrainian.Photographies to harness their expertise. The process of working on this exhibition has opened our eyes to the rich history of photography from Ukraine and to the numerous interests and trends in contemporary practice. We look forward to sharing some of these with our audiences this Summer.” Ben Harman, Director of Stills: Centre for Photography

In its first presentation as part of Home, an extensive cultural programme that took place in the Liverpool City Region in 2023, this exhibition was accompanied by a series of pairings, images with poems, that were on public display around Liverpool. For the Stills exhibition we are revisiting 3 of these diptychs to share Ukrainian Photography with UK words on flyers and posters around the city of Edinburgh. These will include images by Marina Frolova, Alexander Chekmenev and Yaroslav Solop with poems by Deren Rhys Jones, Jackie Kay and Hanan Issa.

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words is part of a touring programme partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Ukrainian.Photographies. A catalogue for the project will be available to purchase from the Stills shop.

 

Stills is supported by Creative Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council. The tour is funded by Arts Council England. Organised by Open Eye Gallery and Ukrainian.Photographies. Tour partners: University of Salford, PhotoNorth Festival, Culture Coop, Stills, The Turnpike Gallery with Wigan Council, and UK Parliament. The preview is sponsored by Bellfield Brewery.

 

EAF (Edinburgh Art Festival) 2024, Stills is pleased to present its first ever exhibition dedicated to contemporary photography from Ukraine, showcasing work by eight Ukrainian photographers exploring the complex meaning of home: Igor Chekachkov, Alexander Chekmenev, Nazar Furyk, Mykhaylo Palinchak, Polina Polikarpova, Andriy Rachinskiy, Elena Subach and Daria Svertilova. As part of the exhibition, selected photographs will be exhibited in the public realm in Edinburgh, at poster sites and on flyers, accompanied by poems written by UK poets invited to respond to the pictures.

Photography from Ukraine has a rich and multifaceted history with a geographic spread of movements, schools, influential individuals and groups that have helped to shape its development over the decades against the backdrop of changing social and political contexts. The contemporary work on display at Stills was first brought together by the exhibition’s curators in Liverpool in 2023 to explore the meaning of ‘home’ against the backdrop of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Working with still life, portraiture and long-term documentary projects and developing varied styles and conceptual approaches, each photographer brings a different perspective to the idea of home. 

Whilst some of the photographers remain living and working in Ukraine, others have been displaced around Europe. Alexander Chekmenev’s work is specifically an homage to ‘Citizens of Kyiv’ whereas Polina Polikarpova and Daria Svertilova both explore the lives of young people in Ukraine through documentary series; Igor Chekachkov’s work is a collaboration with Ukrainians that have had to relocate to other countries and he has made new work in Scotland for the presentation at Stills; Mykhaylo Palinchak, Andriy Rachinskiy and Elena Subach each apply a conceptual framework to elements of the visual landscape of a conflict zone; Similarly, Nazar Furyk is represented with work that draws our attention to landscape and environmental damage in the region of Kherson.

“We’re really excited to be presenting Stills’ first exhibition dedicated to photography from Ukraine and to be working in partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Ukrainian.Photographies to harness their expertise. The process of working on this exhibition has opened our eyes to the rich history of photography from Ukraine and to the numerous interests and trends in contemporary practice. We look forward to sharing some of these with our audiences this Summer.” Ben Harman, Director of Stills: Centre for Photography

In its first presentation as part of Home, an extensive cultural programme that took place in the Liverpool City Region in 2023, this exhibition was accompanied by a series of pairings, images with poems, that were on public display around Liverpool. For the Stills exhibition we are revisiting 3 of these diptychs to share Ukrainian Photography with UK words on flyers and posters around the city of Edinburgh. These will include images by Marina Frolova, Alexander Chekmenev and Yaroslav Solop with poems by Deren Rhys Jones, Jackie Kay and Hanan Issa.

Home: Ukrainian Photography, UK Words is part of a touring programme partnership with Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Ukrainian.Photographies. A catalogue for the project will be available to purchase from the Stills shop.

 

Stills is supported by Creative Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council. The tour is funded by Arts Council England. Organised by Open Eye Gallery and Ukrainian.Photographies. Tour partners: University of Salford, PhotoNorth Festival, Culture Coop, Stills, The Turnpike Gallery with Wigan Council, and UK Parliament. The preview is sponsored by Bellfield Brewery.

 

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