On June 23, 2023, at 8 pm, in Italy (Mazzarino), the exhibition "You Know that You Are Human" will be opened. The fourth iteration of the exhibition "You Know That You Are Human" is part of the third edition of the Countless Cities, the Biennial of the Cities of the world at Farm Cultural Park. The exhibition brings together works of 23 Ukrainian photographers.
Opening: 23 June 2023 at 8 pm
Exhibition: 23 June 2023 – 28 January 2024
Thursday-Saturday 4-7 p.m.
At Farm Cultural Park
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 404, Mazzarino
Valentyn Bo, Aleksander Chekmenev, Maryna Frolova, Oleksander Glyadyelov, Paraska Plytka Horytsvit, Borys Gradov, Alena Grom, Viktor and Serhiy Kochetov, Yulia Krivich, Sasha Kurmaz, Viktor Marushchenko, Serhiy Melnitchenko, Boris Mikhailov with Mykola Ridnyi, Valeriy Miloserdov, Iryna Pap, Evgeniy Pavlov, Roman Pyatkovka, Natasha Shulte, Synchrodogs, Viktoriia Temnova, Mykola Trokh
The fourth iteration of the exhibition "You Know That You Are Human" is part of the third edition of the Countless Cities, the Biennial of the Cities of the world at Farm Cultural Park.
The exhibition brings together works of 23 Ukrainian photographers.
The third iteration of the exhibition "You Know That You Are Human" was part of the
Kultursymposium Weimar 2023 and was hosted by Galerie EIGENHEIM Weimar. It’s was a
joint undertaking of IZOLYATSIA, Ukraine and MOMENTUM, Berlin curated by Kateryna
Filyuk and Rachel Rits-Volloch.
"You Know That You Are Human" premiered in Berlin's Zionskirche at the end of 2022, where it was matched with the group exhibition "POINTS of RESISTANCE V". The second iteration of the show took place at THE gallery in Mürsbach, where it was enriched by the sculptures of the famous Ukrainian dissident artist Vadim
Now in its third edition, this traveling exhibition is itself an exercise in trust, taking on
new forms in each location in cooperation with diverse partners.
Addressing the topics raised by the Biennale against the background of growing uncertainty and multiple economical, ecological and political crisis hitting societies around the world, "You Know That You Are Human" seeks to zoom into a micro level and put forth the individual, the human being. It depicts human likeness in a diversity of forms, addressing the role which gender, occupation, geography and heritage play in defining the human position in the world. The title of the show is borrowed from a famous poem by one of the brightest Ukrainian poets of the sixties, Vasyl Symonenko, “Ти знаєш, що ти– людина/ You Know that You are a Human”. Part of the official school curriculum in Ukraine, the poem praises life and the uniqueness of each person, urging everyone to cherish each single moment. Today – during Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine – these simple but powerful verses call for humanity, solidarity, trust and cohesion with particular urgency. They remind us once again that despite the elusive monstrosity of war, every life counts.
The works of the Ukrainian photographers also provide a crucial insight into the changes that have taken place in Ukrainian society since the 1960s, from the years when the dream of socialism gradually proved to be a failure until the last few months of the self-sacrificing struggle of the Ukrainians for their country.
IZOLYATSIA, Ukrainian Institute