Artists Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac, supported by a Fulbright grant from the U.S. government, are documenting Mykolaiv’s diversity over the course of nine months. During that time, they met with more than 20 national communities, hearing their stories and documenting their findings in a photographic project that draws on both documentary and fine art traditions. The project, created collaboratively with the participants, is presented as diptychs, pairing a portrait of an individual with an object or place that is especially important to their heritage.
The “Chic-Modern” exhibition of the young Ukrainian artist Pazza Pennello includes acrylic paintings on canvas, which depict the brands and products that appeared in Ukraine after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The artist shows scarce goods, which reveal the values of consumers, producers and the culture itself in which they live.