Opening of Zhanna Kadyrova's exhibition UNEXPECTED at the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague (Czech Republic) in partnership with the PinchukArtCentre
On February 28 in Prague (Czech Republic), Ukrainian artist Zhanna Kadyrova will present her exhibition UNEXPECTED in the Galerie Rudolfinum in partnership with the PinchukArtCentre. On 24 February 2022, the world changed for all Ukrainians. War ravages the land, Ukrainians have become refugees in their own country, many have left for abroad. Unexpectedly, Zhanna Kadyrova’s reality also changed. She became a refugee, and making art as before made little sense. Confronted with a sense of uselessness, finding refuge in Berezovo, a small village in the Carpathian Mountains, she looks for answers. How can she be an artist when her country is being brutally invaded? What is her role? How can she help? For Kadyrova, the only possible way forward is to speak about life, culture and war in Ukraine today. The exhibition is conceived by Björn Geldhof, Zhanna Kadyrova, and Silvia Van Espen, and curated by Björn Geldhof with the assistance of Eva Drexlerová. The exhibition will run from February 29 to June 30 at the Galerie Rudolfinum, Alsovo nabrezi 12, 11000 Prague, Czech Republic.