Bank Pekao PROJECT ROOM Mykola Ridnyi Labor Circle
June 5 – 17, 2012

Mykola Rydnyi
Labor Circle

in the framework of the project Transfer: Polish-Ukrainian Exchange 2012 in cooperation with the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev

Opening of the exhibition: June 4, 2012, 7 pm
On view through: June, 17, 2012
Curator: Marianna Dobkowska 

Next presentations in the frame of Bank Pekao PROJECT ROOM – every two weeks on Mondays. Free admission.


Mykola Rydnyi is an author of installations, objects and videos. At the CCA, he shows two video works. "Monument" (2011) documents the demolition of a Soviet public monument in Kharkiv, part of the process of ‘cleansing’ the city of relics of the past ahead of the upcoming Euro 2012 football cup. Removing a memorial of an abolished ideology, workers create room for other manifestations of state power. "Anthill" (2011) shows the work of iron ore miners in Komsomolsk, comparing it to the work of ants. Manual labour, once a guarantee of splendour and national-hero status, has today become a domain of the ‘excluded’ and ‘invisible”. Rydnyi’s piece tells about the degradation of the work-leader ethos and asks about the cost the ordinary people pay for political and economic changes.

Exhibition of Mykola Ridnyi is presented in the framework of the project Transfer: Polish-Ukrainian Exchange 2012 in cooperation with the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev.

Bank Pekao PROJECT ROOM brings the possibility of the presentation to the public the newest and the most interesting individual art projects and creates a platform for discussion about contemporary art to which we would like to invite artists, curators, students and other art lovers. The Centre for Contemporary Art at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (CCA) and Poland's Pekao  ank have come together to launch a new project aimed at supporting and promoting young artists. For the next two years starting 23 April the CCA hosts a new show ever two weeks featuring up-and-coming Polish and international artists. The presentation of striking works by this young creative generation in the PROJECT ROOM has been made possible by the financial support of Pekao  Bank.
Pekao Bank's PROJECT ROOM aims to forge a platform for a discussion on contemporary art, inviting artists, curators, students and art enthusiasts to join in. Entry is free for all exhibitions and events within the Pekao Bank PROJECT ROOM framework. At the end of this year a special commission will select the most interesting projects of 2012, which will then be purchased by Pekao and donated to the CCA's permanent collection.

The project was implemented with the financial support of the City of Warsaw and Pekao Bank

Partners: Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev, Polish Culture Institute in Kiev

 Media Patrons: Aktivist, Exklusiv, Stolica, Elle Decoration


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