A Feast in Time of Plague
Home space art exhibition – kvartirnik (the concept of exhibiting in a non-gallery setting) is an exhibition that focuses on non-institutional exhibition organised in support of Ukrainian artists and exhibits our resolve and unity in supporting Ukraine.
Artistic direction of the project:
Elya May, Yanka Smetanina.
Artwork by: Apathe, DJ, (De),
Дифузії / Diffusions Residence, (Ukr),
Olga Losynska, Grafik, (Ukr),
Elya May, painting, (De),
Alan Mayer, painting (De),
Anatolij Pickmann, Illustrations, (De/Ukr),
Yanka Smetanina, painting, video, (De).
Israeli artist, born in USSR, based in Berlin for the last 20 years. Begun working under “New Wild” art movement. Gradually he was developing his art stile: moving from Poster-like primitivism to expressionism. He has participated in a number of collective art projects. Alan welted in art performance, mostly combining painting with other art forms (poetry, dance, music, film). He also has tried wall painting (murals), children illustration, city sculptures)
Since Maidan Revolution in 2014 he participated in number of pro Ukrainian Art Related projects: Art Auction, Art Workshops and Exhibitions. Sporadic in the beginning, they developed in twofold movement. First was the project “Heart for Ukraine”. Project main goal was a rehabilitation summer camp for children affected by war with Russia.
Those projects developed into the art platform “Diffusion”. It was shaped around an Idea to develop Donbas region Art life by bringing together Artist from western countries and local artists. And enable them to work and create together.
is an artist from Odessa who moved to Berlin with the outbreak of war in Ukraine. In her works, she finds inspiration in everyday subjects, sketching domestic scenes in conditions of lockdown due to the pandemic, as well as capturing the life of Ukrainian refugees in Germany.
gathers and brings Ukrainian and international artists to different locations to explore new cities, communicate with the community, and translate their impressions into paintings. These works remain in the cities and create a base of contemporary cultural heritage.
Before the Russian Federation's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Diffusions project worked mainly in eastern Ukraine (Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and other cities). And now Diffusions plans to bring Ukrainian artists to Lyon, France, for an artistic residency and a full-fledged art exhibition.
The purpose of this artistic residency "Diffusions in exile" is to create relevant Ukrainian artistic content and expose it to the European art community in order to preserve the Ukrainian cultural context, actualize it in the global artistic environment, and speak the Ukrainian narrative in the language of art. Another task of the artistic residency is to record and document the state of war that Ukrainian artists are currently experiencing, which will make a significant contribution to the development of the European cultural narrative.
is a Berlin-based artist and illustrator originally from Ukraine. He works mainly digitally, often mixing techniques. In his work, he touches on current themes of war and the pandemic, transforming them into poster statements.
development of the European cultural narrative.