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Another Ukraine
January 20 - February 17, 2024

Opening

1-4 pm, Saturday, January 20

Curator Talk
1-2 pm, Saturday, February 3

Closing
1-4 pm, Saturday, February 17

About Another Ukraine

Studio Kroner presents Another Ukraine, featuring Ukrainian artists from the Kharkiv Photography School investigating their inner world amid the upheaval of war. 

 

"Another Ukraine" strives to offer a different and honest perspective of the country's artistic life: conceptual creativity directed at the inner self and the intimate observations of the barely stable visual space. This exhibit uncovers a layer of Ukrainian photography, which is not about the current military turmoil but about psychological aspects of today's reality. The show is also an attempt to financially help the front-line City of Kharkiv creatives and their families in this time of hardship.

The  Kharkiv Photography School

The exhibit features the works of Kharkiv photographers from the renowned Kharkiv Photography School. The School originated in Soviet times as a counterweight to official propaganda, eventually becoming a powerful means of visual self-expression in contemporary Eastern Europe.  Widely celebrated internationally, the School is not a formal organization but a spiritual conglomerate of individuals sharing a common view of many manifestations of reality: from seemingly realistic depictions to pure artistic fantasy. "Harsh, incongruous, uncompromising, acute," and even "humorous" are some of the epithets applied to Kharkiv Photography School by different critics. Although a non-formal association of artists, the School has been the subject of multiple online publications and art criticism books. Three years ago, the Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP) opened its doors to visitors and researchers.

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Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership

Cincinnati-Kharkiv is known as one of the strongest sister city pairings in the world, and continues to expand the success of the relationship. Over 2,500 Cincinnatians and Kharkivites have traveled between the two cities through delegations and exchange programs to share, teach, learn, and understand. The mission of the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership is to establish goodwill, understanding, and cooperation between the people of Cincinnati and the people of Kharkiv and thereby to develop lasting friendships and increased exchange of ideas, goods and services between our two cities.

All support for our volunteer-driven, non-profit organization comes from private contributions by individuals, corporations, and foundations. Major projects funded through federal and local grants. CKSCP organizes and facilitates exchanges in areas ranging from education and youth to individual liberty to professionals.

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Press Release

Studio Kroner Unveils "Another Ukraine": A Profound Exploration of Inner Realities Amidst War by Kharkiv Photography School Artists

Studio Kroner is proud to announce the unveiling of its latest exhibition, "Another Ukraine," featuring the compelling works of Ukrainian artists from the esteemed Kharkiv Photography School. Set against the backdrop of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict, the exhibition delves into the intricate exploration of the artists' inner worlds amid the upheaval of war. The showcase goes beyond the current military turmoil, offering a unique perspective on the psychological facets of contemporary Ukrainian reality. "Another Ukraine" serves as an initiative to provide financial support to the talented creatives and their families residing in the front-line city of Kharkiv during these challenging times. It focuses on conceptual creativity directed inward, exploring the artists' intimate observations within the barely stable visual space. Curated by Guennadi Maslov (USA), the exhibition showcases the works of photographers hailing from the renowned Kharkiv Photography School. Originating in Soviet times as a counterbalance to official propaganda, the school has evolved into a powerful medium for visual self-expression in contemporary Eastern Europe.  "Studio Kroner eagerly anticipates inaugurating the 2024 season with this significant and timely exhibition," remarks owner Paul Kroner. "This show serves as a poignant expression, utilizing art as a means to delve into the emotional and psychological repercussions stemming from the ongoing conflict in Ukraine." The Kharkiv Photography School has gained international acclaim for its celebration of various manifestations of reality – from seemingly realistic depictions to pure artistic fantasy. Epithets such as "harsh," "incongruous," "uncompromising," "acute," and even "humorous" have been applied to the school by diverse critics. While not a formal organization, the School has been extensively covered in online publications and art criticism books. Three years ago, the Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP) opened its doors to visitors and researchers, further solidifying the school's impact on the art world. "Another Ukraine" promises to be an enlightening and evocative exhibition, challenging conventional narratives and providing a profound glimpse into the artistic resilience thriving amidst challenging circumstances.

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