Zoriana Kozak was invited to Keramikkuenstlerhaus in Neumuenster for a 3 months residency with the support of the Artist at Risk organization and Goethe Institute. This gave her an opportunity to work on the “Revival” project and to reflect on the war in her country from a distant and safe place. Also, she had a possibility to exchange ideas and experience with international artists who were also staying at the residency during this time.
The “Revival” exhibition represents several series of works, which are related to each other. Destruction and the desire to restore are presented in the series “Broken vase”. It shows the ability of people to rebuild destroyed lives and objects and go on living with a new, stronger attitude towards life. The “Wallpapers” series is a collection of pieces from different surfaces damaged by explosions. Previously nice patterns from calm cozy ordinary lives turned into examples of destruction. In her work, the artist uses different symbols, such as horses and birds representing her wish for freedom, purity, and peace. In Kozak’s view, peace and freedom are not possible without justice. In her photo series “The Bird of Peace,” the artist appears in the gloomy landscapes by the sea as the bird that is waiting for changes.
You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition on December 7th, 2022 at 6 p.m. in the gallery of the Ceramic Artist House!
The exhibition can be visited from 07.12. to 11.12.2022 during the following opening times:
Wednesday (7.12.2022) from 6 p.m
Thursday (8.12.2022) from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m
Friday (9.12.2022) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
Saturday and Sunday (10.12. and 11.12.) from 2pm to 5pm
“The Goethe-Institut’s matching platform for cultural professionals in cooperation with the international NGO Artists at Risk is part of a comprehensive package of measures for which the Federal Foreign Office is providing funds from the 2022 supplementary budget to mitigate the consequences of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.”