We are pleased to announce that on April 25, an online exhibition about the life of Chornobyl Polissia "DARK PARADISE" was opened on the website of Ukrainian House National Center
Author and curator of the project — ZINAIDA
Co-curator, architect of the online exhibition — Waldemart Klyuzko
The concept of the DARK PARADISE project is based on the manifestations of life in the Chornobyl zone after 35 years of devastation and destruction. After all, abandoned lands have revived and carry their own unique code. The exhibition presents more than 12 different projects, including: Installation "Iconostases"
( ZINAIDA) is about an icon corner in a house, as a family altar, which was decorated with a rushnyk. There is light instead of images of saints, and picturesque flowers – simple, natural – from the art works of ZINAIDA and Ihor Rudenia instead of traditional embroidery on ryshnuks.
The exhibition "Dark Paradise" presents for the first time the paintings by Ihor Rudenia, an artist who created his own world in the wildlife of the zone. His interlocutors are wild animals: badgers, beavers, moose, deer, he shares walnut trees with squirrels, fish – with cats, and prey – with wolves. A small yard. Harmony and warmth in a cosy house. Electricity is provided by wind. People come here occasionally. In his works, the artist depicts carefully and deliberately the surrounding space and his special worldview. The exhibition presents 17 paintings out of 72 created during over 15 years of living in the area.