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Is it the same?

Curated by Asia Tsisar
Artists: Larion Lozovyi, Maria Matiashova, Andrii Rachynskyi and Daniil Revkovskyi

"Is it the same?" was the title of an exhibition we presented at the
CZKD in Belgrade in February this year. The question was posed to the
audience and revolved around the possibility of dialogue between Serbs
and Ukrainians that wouldn't be mediated through the lens of the wars
ingrained in our experiences. Upon receiving an invitation to showcase
the same exhibition in Graz, we opted to push this question to its
limits, probing the very feasibility of translating experiences across
different contexts.

"Is it the same?" displayed in the windows of Annenstrasse 53, asks
whether conveying the experience of war through art is possible and
what kind of ethics it demands from the viewer. Apart from the program
events, throughout the exhibition's duration, the doors of
Annenstrasse 53, will remain closed, allowing the exhibition view only
for passers-by on the street. The image of war locked behind the
transparent window, serving as a symbol of the screen hindering
dialogue, establishes a safe zone for observing, witnessing, or
contemplating war(s) as part of the everyday landscape of European

Who do we become by confronting these images?
What exactly would we like to see when we look at war?

Is it the same?



05 December 2023
To look. To see. To observe. To witness. Is it the same?
Curatorial statement and open discussion with Asia Tsisar, curator of
the exhibition

Asia Tsisar is a Ukrainian curator and researcher. Graduate of the
Department of Cultural Studies of the State Academy of Culture in
Kharkiv, Ukraine, she developed her practice in-between art and
cultural studies and focuses her interest on Central and Eastern
Europe. Her topics of interest include archives, objects and
collections, memory, commemoration, and the modes of rethinking the
soviet past. She bases her curatorial work on methods of artistic
research and creative storytelling.

09 December 2023
Projects during the full-scale invasion
Artist talk by Daniil Revkovsky & Andriy Rachinsky

Andrii Rachynskyi and Daniil Revkovskyi is a creative duo from
Kharkiv, Ukraine who link different formats of artistic practices such
as installations, re-enactments and video, and explore the contexts
and landscapes of the industrial regions of Ukraine. They both
graduated from the State Academy of Design and Arts in Kharkiv, where
they majored in graphic design. In 2012 they created a public page
“Pamjat” (memory) in the Vkontakte social network with the aim of
researching the collective memory of post-Soviet territory. This
project was the starting point of their collaboration. They received
the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2020 public choice award for the Hooligans
project. In 2022 they won the Allegro Award, the largest international
modern art competition organized in Poland. Participants of Ukrainian
and European exhibitions.

13 December 2023
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Conversation between MilicaTomić and Maria Matiashova

Maria Matiashova is a Ukrainian interdisciplinary artist. Having
received a law degree, she gave up a career as a lawyer and started
her artistic practices. Maria works with various media, including
video, photography, text, performance, installation, and public
intervention. In her projects, she explores personal memory, identity
issues, human relationships, language, and the effects of digital
technology on social behavior. She is currently working on the subject
of russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Maria has participated in the group
exhibitions and festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Switzerland,
Latvia and Estonia. Currently lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

15 December 2023
Repacking, the work that the artist declined to show in Belgrade
Maria Matiashova
Live-stream of the performance from Kyiv
Duration: 10 hours
Special event organized in cooperation with Mala gallery of Mystetskyi
Arsenal, Kyiv

20 December 2023
Solidarity in the Former West
Live-stream cooking session by Larion Lozovyi

Larion Lozovyi is an artist and independent researcher. He graduated
from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, receiving
degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. He has completed the
Course of Contemporary Art at the Kyiv School of Visual Communication,
Moscow Curatorial School by V-A-C Foundation and WHW Akademija
(Zagreb, Croatia). He has authored critical texts for Korydor,
Prostory and Krytyka Polityczna online magazines. Additionally, he
engages in publishing works in contemporary European philosophy and
public policy analysis. His areas of specific research interest
include ideologies of modernization and economic history of
post-Socialist states.

22 December 2023
Closing of the exhibition and goodbye-party by Annenstrasse 53,
5. Dezember 2023, 19:00 Uhr
9. Dezember 2023, 18:00 Uhr
13. Dezember 2023, 19:00 Uhr
15. Dezember 2023, 11:00 - 21:00 Uhr
20., 22. Dezember 2023, 19:00 Uhr
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