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The “Memory of Unconsciousness” exhibition

14 June 2016

Viktor Sydorenko, from the “Millstones of Time” cycle

On the 8th of June, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington hosted the personal exhibition of Viktor Sydorenko “Memory of Unconsciousness”. On display are photo-, video- and sculpture works from three cycles: “Millstones of Time”, “Authentification” and “Depersonalization”.

The choice of these particular cycles is not an accident. In each, the artist addresses important themes relationship between a human and his surrounding reality, in which they try to find an own identity, the problem of persisting memory in the neverending stream of time. Sydorenko’s main character is a person trying to find oneself in the  kaleidoscope of events and to hold the most important, what makes him a person. The exhibition is consonant to the major issues that are being studied at the Wilson Center, which is why the works fit in the environment of the scientific institution.

Viktor Sydorenko is one of the leading Ukrainian artists. His most notable series include ‘Levitation’, ‘Submerging’, ‘Memory Rewind’, ‘Witnesses’ and others. In 2001 he founded the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.

Victor Sydorenko exhibition will be held in Memorial Hall of the Center and will last until October 2016, open to general public.