Garage33

– IS AN INTERNATIONAL ART SPACE
for art from «conflict?», which was founded by MKUV Studio [Maria Kulikovska + Uleg Vinnichenko] and SPP [School of Political Performance]. We try to break down rigid concepts of borders: geographical, national, religious, class, gender, ethical and aesthetical.
– IS A DEMOCRATIC ART SPACE
for art, which is pushed aside onto the margins and remained outside the official discourse. We lack the hierarchical symptoms, we talk on an equal level, we present the artworks by different artists – mid-career and well-known as well as emerging or underrated.
– IS AN INDEPENDENT ART SPACE
which is located in one of the oldest garage cooperatives in Kyiv not far from half-forgotten dendrological park – in the area from «conflict?», which needs of cultural transformation and reorganization. We dictate our own rules just based on our own observations. We ignore censorship and biased understanding of «truthful» art.
– IS A HYBRID ART SPACE
which was established for touching upon the issues, which are standing out sharply. We ask questions, we hunt for answers, we call for dialogue and discussion.
– IS AN EXPERIMENTAL NON-BINARY ART SPACE
for the freedom of speech of people, who were denied a voice, who lost a voice, those whose voice was taken away. We're «uncomfortable», we're different, and we're other.
– IS A SHELTER FOR THE ARTISTS, WHERE NO ONE WILL CONDEMN THEM
Everyone has the opportunity to be honest. Everyone will be able to feel safe.
– IS A PLATFORM FOR EDUCATION AND AWARENESS-RAISING
which creates the right conditions for studying art that helps in understanding and adequate perception of it.
– IS A PLACE FOR PRESENTATION OF A TRUE PURE ACT OF ART
coming from the inside. This act of art can conflict with society or with moral norms whereby lifting much deeper hidden layers and working them out.
Anyone may make a donation to support our art space for art from «conflict?»
We dream of buying a rusty old garage nearby, so we'll have even more space for the real truE art!

Manifesto

What is the "conflict"? Is it the horror of the war and occupation with their depression, frustration, fears, phobias and a lack of understanding of "what is the next and how to go on"?

Is it unprocessed internal "conflict" left by parents and still cultivated by an unequal patriarchal society? Is it control and strengthening of the borders of states? Is it chaos of lies and hypocrisy, irresponsibility of power and endless control of their "subordinates"?

Can an artist from Kyiv/Stockholm/London/the United States/a small town in Crimea – in the between of borders/Mexico/Hong Kong/Aleppo/Tehran/..., identify themselves as a Body of Art of the "Conflict"? Does the artist necessarily needs to live in a conflict zone to have rights to talk about the "conflict"? And if she/he/it/they are from "there", so do they must to talk only about "conflict" in their art? Maybe it is lack of voices of otherness? And what about sexuality?

We are a platform for the free speech of those who have no voice, from whom it was taken away, or those who lost it. But our voices are different from the standard populist "convenient" voices of the power of privileged. We are the knife that dissects the irresponsibility and absurdity of the consumer society. We are in the conflict. We are from the conflict. We are the conflict. We have feelings still and through them We will humanise society. And yes – We are special, different, We are the Others.

Raising the question of what a "conflict" is, and giving a voice to talented and unique, still unknown and marginalised "others", as well as to internationally-established artists, We created the first Gallery-Shelter "Garage33", which is located in a beautiful park, in a heart of almost forgotten, old and the poorest working-class district of the capital of Ukraine – near the metro Syrets (just 2 stops from the old town), among one of the first garage cooperatives in Kyiv.

We deliberately decided not to build or develop our gallery-space somewhere in the rich city center, but followed the tradition of world practice of the most advanced and independent galleries and art centers, which once began on the sidelines, among garages and lofts for socio-cultural transformations.
– team of the gallery-shelter "Garage33",
MKUV Studio & SPP

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