“Obabich“ at Lem Station in Lviv

25 September 2019

In cooperation with ZOiS

From 22 September to 13 October 2019, the old tram depot and today’s creative centre Lem Station in Lviv shows the photo exhibition “Obabich” (which means “on/at/from both sides”). It was organised in cooperation with ZOiS.

Photographers Viktor Marushchenko and Mark Neville have at different times created images of people in their everyday environment: Marushchenko fifteen years ago in the Donbas and Neville in the year 2017, portraying those displaced by the war as well as ordinary life in Ukraine. Curated by Jerzy Onuch, the exhibition offers us to look at borders of the imaginary or physical neighbourship between people. Ukrainian artist Sasha Kurmaz contributed a graffiti marking the steel wall of the gallery.

"As he travelled in Ukraine, Neville could not fail to notice that, despite the war in the east and all of its effects, life carried on, and the country‘s people, similar to those in Marushchenko’s works, are seen continuing to seek happiness and immersion in beauty." Jerzy Onuch, curator

The exhibition was first presented at the Mystetskyi Arsenal Gallery in Kyiv and was part of the IX International Book Arsenal Festival. For an exhibition trailer please click here.