On Sunday only, pictures by the Ukrainian artist Julia Kafizova will be shown in Wrodow. But there are other ways to get to know the works.
The place name Wrodow alone sounds mysterious and some will say: “The right place for art”. In fact, with the meeting place “daVinci 3 Co-Working & Culture” art is at home there. There in the district of Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, the vernissage of the photo exhibition “Blood is no solution” will take place on Sunday from 3 p.m. Pictures by the Ukrainian artist Julia Kafizova will be shown.
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Artist uses her body
In view of Putin’s war of aggression, it is not necessary to think too much about the central theme of this exhibition. “Julia uses her body for emotional situations that result from the war in Ukraine with Russia and from women’s vulnerability,” says Sylvester Antony, who is responsible for art at the non-profit association Dorf und Kirche Wrodow eV.
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Two-month stay in Wrodow
In September, he opened daVinci 3, the largest co-working space in the lake district. It used to be a cowshed, now it is a building with a large network and large premises. That is why it was possible to host various Ukrainian artists in Wrodow last year. Among them was Julia Kafizova, who lived and worked here for about two months. This is how the pictures of this exhibition were created in Wrodow. “Julia doesn’t have a real home at the moment. Rather, she travels around, lives and works in one place for a few weeks, soaks up the atmosphere there, and then travels on,” reports Sylvester Antony.
The artist comes from Kyiv and studied photography at an academy in Poland. Like many other people, the war changed their lives. She is one of several Ukrainian artists who lived and worked here in Wrodow and whose works are exhibited. “She herself will arrive from Berlin on Sunday. The vernissage will be accompanied musically by Mark Rose,” says Sylvester Antony.
Works can also be seen online
It goes without saying that a gallery in Wrodow cannot become a financial success if it is opened every day. Antony could not afford the necessary staff. Kafizova’s pictures can only be viewed until around 7 p.m. this Sunday. Then these works of art also go on a journey.
“We are a place of digitalization, Julia’s works can be viewed in our internet gallery after the vernissage. In addition, we are not a sales gallery. But the artists have to make a living from their work,” says Sylvester Antony. “That’s why her works go through our broad network in sales galleries. First to Lychen in Brandenburg and then to Schwerin.”