The Power of The Collective (with a reflection by Yevgenia Belorusets and Oleksiy Makeev)
The collective can be both uplifting and deeply frightening. Lesia Khomenko builds on the vital power of the collective that is historically present in the Ukrainian social space, most recently manifested in the Maidan uprising and today’s effort of resistance, essentially energised by real relations between real people. This power can also result in sheer destruction, as shown in the bombing clouds by Oleksiy Say.
Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin (Turkey, 1957-2007), Francis Alys (Belgium, 1959), Lesia Khomenko (Ukraine, 1980), Oleksiy Say (Ukraine, 1975)
>Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Tremor, Rumour, Hoover , 2001.Installation, sequins mounted on plastic plates , 270 x 445 cm .
>Francis Alÿs, When Faith Moves Mountains, Lima, Peru, April 11, 2002, 2002.Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.
>Lesia Khomenko / Леся Хоменко, Max in the army [series], 2022.Painting, acrylic on canvas , 400 х 200 cm.
>Олексій Сай / Oleksiy Say, НОВИНИ / NEWS, 2022.Painting, rubber paint on paper,framed, glass, a3 size (135 pieces).
>Lesia Khomenko / Леся Хоменко, to remove/to add, 2022.Painting, acrylic on canvas , 200 х 169 cm.