The Sky Is Open

  • The Sky Is Open

"The Sky Is Open" is the result of unprecedented cooperation between outstanding Polish artists and their colleagues from Ukraine, initiated by Waldemar Tatarczuk.

 

The title, an appeal to close the sky over Ukraine, appeared at the start of the Russian invasion. The full-scale war has continued for over two years, but in this respect nothing has changed. The sky is still a source of danger for Ukrainians. No one can feel safe in any part of the country. An attack from the air may happen at any time. Deadly rockets and drones reach everywhere. It might seem that we all live under the same sky, wherever we are. But the sky over Ukraine resembles the one above us only in appearance.

This became the impetus for launching the project The Sky Is Open. Tatarczuk asked Ukrainian artists to submit photos of the Ukrainian sky. He passed them on to artists from Poland to make their own interventions, creating works of art using the Ukrainian photos. This led to the creation of a series of nearly 20 intriguing works, which we are presenting at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

Artists involved in the project:

1. Mirosław Bałka / Zhanna Kadyrova, One Day the Sun Will Come, pigment print on archival paper, foil, 2023
2. Jakub Ciężki / David Chichkan, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, acrylic paint, 2023
3. Elżbieta Jabłońska / Jaroslav Futymsky, and all that exists is love, pigment print on archival paper, acrylic paint, 2023
4. Katarzyna Krakowiak / Zhanna Kadyrova, Bile, pigment print on archival paper, yellow foil, 2023
5. Robert Kuśmirowski / Yaroslav Futymsky, Zhanna Kadyrova, Stairway to Heaven, object, Sony phonograph, pigment print on archival paper, pencil, 2023
6. Karol Radziszewski / David Chichkan, Untitled I, pigment print on archival paper, oil paint, 2023
7. Karol Radziszewski / David Chichkan, Untitled II, pigment print on archival paper, oil paint, 2023
8. Karol Radziszewski / Nikita Kadan, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, oil paint, 2023
9. Karol Radziszewski / Zhanna Kadyrova, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, oil paint, 2023
10. Karol Radziszewski / Taras Kamennoy, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, oil paint, 2023
11. Karol Radziszewski / Kinderalbum, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, oil paint, 2023
12. Joanna Rajkowska / Jaroslav Futymsky, The Sky Is Open I, pigment print on archival paper, collage, 2023
13. Joanna Rajkowska / Taras Kamennoy, The Sky Is Open II, pigment print on archival paper, collage, 2023
14. Joanna Rajkowska / Kinder Album, The Sky Is Open, pigment print on archival paper, collage, 2023
15. Wilhelm Sasnal / Nikita Kadan, Make Clouds Not Smoke, pigment print on archival paper, oil paint, 2023
16. Jadwiga Sawicka / David Chichkan, No One Died Today, pigment print on archival paper, acrylic paint, 2023
17. Monika Sosnowska / Nikita Kadan, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, intervention using fire, 2023
18. Mariusz Tarkawian / Nikita Kadan, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, ink, 2023
19. Mariusz Tarkawian / Taras Kamennoy, Untitled, pigment print on archival paper, ink, 2023

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