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Border-Gap cycle:
ID: C11





Date:
Since 2018 

Introduction:
The cycle of works on migration and borders, smuggling and breaking walls.






Canvas Cut
with the Karta Polaka,
2018




Stages the project
implementation:


2018:

Canvas Cut with
the Karta Polaka

W62.1--3

︎ technical info
Canvas and installation
For group exhibition PRA___BEL, Galeria Krynki, Krynki, Poland







The cycle Border-Gap began with the work Canvas Cut with the Karta Polaka. The work tells about the bureaucratic difficulties that the artist underwent to obtain the Karta Polaka (Pole's Card) — the first stage for migration to another country. Here are direct references to the works of Lucio Fontana and the book Pinnochio (the plot with a fake fireplace).


Canvas Cut with
the Karta Polaka
,
fragments of installation,
2018


1. Object Sharp Edge,  
2018


2. Painting
Canvas Cut with
the Karta Polaka
[2]
,  
2018

2019:

Smuggling of Biomaterials

W65--68

︎ technical info
Canvas and installation
For duet exhibition Sergey Shabohin and Paweł Matyszewski: Styk, KH Space, Brest, Belarus










A series of works on the smuggling of meat through the Belarusian-Polish border. The work talks about biopolitics and the mechanisms for creating borders and punitive superstructures.


Video installation
Smuggling of Biomaterials
(Car Door)
,
2019


1-2. Object
Sample: Smuggling of Meat
on the Body
,
with Paweł Matyszewski,
2019


3--6. Painting series
Smuggling of Biomaterials 1--4 ,  
2019


2019:

Friendship Mound
(Three Sisters)

W73.1

︎ technical info
Mural
For group exhibition Love Hope Faith. In Honour of, Exhibition Bureau / Polish Modern Art Foundation, Warsaw, Poland


Mural Friendship Mound
(Three Sisters)
,
Exhibition Bureau /
Polish Modern Art Foundation,

Warsaw, Poland, 
2019
The mural depicts the Three Sisters mound – a monument erected at the junction of the borders of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Until 2013 (the beginning of the conflict in the region in connection with the annexation of the Crimea and the beginning of hostilities in eastern Ukraine), this was a direct symbol of the sisterhood of the three peoples. Borders were opened near the kurgans, annual cultural festivals of three countries were held.

On the image, the barrow is represented as a pie, a third of which is already cut off.

Today the monument is heavily destroyed. In 2019, the Belarusian authorities made another peacekeeping decision to restore it as a symbol of friendship between nations and hope for ending the conflict.