Many of us have magazine subscriptions, or just buy them in stores or find them in our mailboxes. Typically, magazines have more vivid pictures than just text, and they are quick to read. As a result—even though the information has lost its relevance—entire artistic collections are thrown out. From the point of view of environmental sustainability, such collections should be recycled or given to charity. Among the non-standard approaches is using old magazines to create art. Bright colors, glossy paper, and sophisticated photographs have found a second life in the “Rebirth of the Glossy Magazine” project by Oleksandra Havrylyuk.
In the “Nature vs. Architecture” multimedia exhibit, young Ukrainian artist Yulia Beliaeva brings this topic into public discourse. She uses gallery walls as canvas and creates virtual 3D projections that imitate water and natural landscapes. The visitor can explore and manipulate nature by interacting with the exhibit. Photos of the city landscapes throughout serve as reminders that the natural and architectural environment exist simultaneously.