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Open Place

Kyiv, Ukraine

Platform Open Place was created by artists Yuriy Kruchak and Yulia Kostereva. It is directed to extension of creative research and to establishment of the links between art process and the different layers of modern society. Art is understood as a space of intersections of artistic social and political processes. The platform seeks to provide both the artist and the viewer with a specific form of equality and liberation. Open Place strive to extend the borders of influence of art, and to engage the new groups of people to creative process, through the interdisciplinary projects, as well as to establish a fruitful dialogue between society and those who creates art. Their work locates the fringes between mass media and the traditions of fine art across cultural strata. This intersection of art and mass media allows for investigation of the conventions, conflicts and biases around ‘cultural media’ physical and mental 'spaces', and time.

Platform Open Place has been developed by artists since 1999. It is directed to extension of creative research and to establishment of the links between art process and the different layers of modern society. Art is understood as a space of intersections of artistic social and political processes, the platform it is a place, which seeks to provide both the artist and the viewer with a specific form of equality and liberation. Being dynamic and flexible Institution, Open Place strive to extend the borders of influence of art, to engage the new groups of people to creative process, through the interdisciplinary projects, and establish a fruitful dialogue between society and those who creates art. Since 2004 platform has the premises used as a studio, lecture and presentation space.

“At the Edges”, photography, 2006, photo: Yuriy Kruchak
“Invisible Points of the Way”, video, 2007, photo: Yuriy Kruchak
“Christian”, photography, 2009, photo: Yuriy Kruchak
“Volodia”, photography, 2008, photo: Yuriy Kruchak
“Lion’s share”, objects, 2010, photo: Yuriy Kruchak
“Subbotnik”, video, 2009, photo: Yulia Kostereva
“The 7th of November”, video, 2009, photo: Willem Mes, Yuriy Kruchak
“Start Time”, video, 2008, photo: Yulia Kostereva, Yuriy Kruchak