Siegen. On Sunday the Artgalerie opened the exhibition "Going through the landscape" of the Ukrainian artist couple Lia Dostlieva and Andrii Dostliev. Landscape is explored in the exhibition as a field of tension between identity and collective memory.
Artist couple Lia Dostlieva and Andrii Dostliev present a compelling exhibition that explores themes of historical landscape, identity, violence, and collective memory. Through their unique blend of imagination and artistic expression, the artists transcend the boundaries of time and space to uncover the hidden layers of the past and weave a vivid narrative that illuminates the complexity of our shared human experience.
Drawing on their extensive experience in fine art and conceptual photography, Lia and Andrii have developed a series of projects that engage the viewer on multiple levels and provoke thought. The exhibition pays homage to the power of art as a vehicle for social commentary, as it explores the importance and influence of landscape in shaping our perception of the world around us. From the scars of war to the legacy of colonialism, the artists use their medium to explore the fragmentation of identity and collective memory. They draw on a wide range of historical sources and cultural influences to create a rich and complex visual tapestry.
Lia Dostlieva is a Ukrainian Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1984.Artist, cultural anthropologist, essayist. She studied ethnology and cultural anthropology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna?.In 2014 she moved to Poland.
Andrii Dostliev (b. 1984) is an artist, curator, and photography researcher from Ukraine, currently based in Poland. Has degrees in IT (MA in 2006) and graphic design (BA in 2015). His primary areas of interest are memory, trauma, identity - both personal and collective, and limits of photography as a medium. His art practice works across photography, video, drawing, performance, and installation.
Helga Kellner's Artgalerie in Siegen has been showing exhibitions of contemporary art since 1996. Different art forms such as painting, sculpture, photography, installations and digital art are presented. The works cover a range of styles, from abstract to figurative, from experimental to conceptual. Among them are exhibitions that Thomas Kellner recommends to the gallery. Thus, the gallery offers a wide spectrum of artistic expression
Making it through the landscape
June 18 - August 5, 2023
Artgalerie, Siegen, Germany
Opening on June 18 at 11 a.m.
Mon-Fri 10 am - 7 pm
Sat 10 am - 16 pm
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