September 3 — 4, 2022

Exhibition: "Palianytsia"
by Zhanna Kadyrova

12 — 6 pm

When the Russian invasion in Ukraine began, Zhanna Kadyrova moved from Kyiv to Ivano-Frankivsk. There, the artist began a new series of works entitled "Palianytsia". Along the mountain rivers and streams running there, she collected round-cut stones from the flowing water over centuries. With the help of local craftsmen, Kadyrova cut the stones into slices, which made them start to look like loaves of bread. The title of the work "Palianytsia" refers to a typical Ukrainian wheat bread. Since the pronunciation is difficult for Russian speakers, and thus also for the occupiers, it serves as a kind of code word for the Ukrainian population.

Photos: Kurt Heuvens