Barter, SOSka Group

Organization The Cardboard Gallery
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Opening starts at September 25,2009 07:00pm
Opening ends at September 25,2009 10:00pm
Address in front of DAC, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Start September 25, 2009
End September 27, 2009
Closed no information
For its inaugural exhibition the Cardboard Gallery is pleased to announce that it will debut works by Ukrainian artist collective SOSka Group. This will be their first exhibition in North America. In SOSka’s video Barter (2007) the artists arrive at a local village and set up a display of artistic reproductions by Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman and others in hopes of trading them for food with the local farmers. While the video offers a playful glimpse into the perceived value of art, it also provides a telling social commentary about conditions in post-soviet Ukraine from the point of view of those who are insulated from the geo-politics of the western cannons and from the contemporary art world, including the artists themselves. The video will be accompanied by a series of photographs that document of the farmers posing with their selections and interior shots of where and how they have chosen to display these works in their homes. SOSka Group is an artist collective comprised of Mykola Riydni, Ganna Kriventsova and Serhiy Popov. The group formed in 2005 and jointed founded their own alternative art space in the town of Kharhov called Gallery-Laboratory SOSka. Predominately showing within the Ukraine, their work has already begun to attract international recognition. They participated in ‘Critically In-Between’, 2007 (Athens) curated by Victor Miziano, and ‘The Art World’, Gallery Feinkost (Berlin) for which they were featured in Frieze magazine. In 2007 they became recipients of the Henkal Art Award (Vienna). The artists current live and work in Kharkov, Ukraine.

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