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ROBERT SALLER PRESENTS HIS PROJECT IN CHERNIVTSI CHURCH

12 August 2017

On August 11, in Chernivtsi Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Robert Saller’s project TRUШT was opened with the support of Zenko Foundation. Presently the church, which is also an architectural monument, is visibly dilapidated and gradually falls apart. In the opinion of curator Taras Polatayko, TRUШT project should draw attention to the disastrous state of the Jesuit temple. Moreover, the situation with this Roman Catholic church is not unique for Ukraine. Neglecting problems and falling into habitual indifference is unfortunately typical here. “I hope that Robert Saller’s project will push for a frank discussion of this problem, which is a major one for our society,” the curator says.

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Robert Saller’s project TRUШT

The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus exhibits TRUШT object: three-meter gray letters which seem massive and extremely heavy at first. Instead, they are made of foam plastic and are so light that several people can lift them effortlessly. Such object has been chosen for the project intentionally because the main obstacle towards solving problems often lies in distrust and fears.

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Robert Saller’s project TRUШT

TRUШT is exhibited in the church until October 15. Afterwards, the object will be transported to Goebel hill, opposite Chernivtsi railway station. Presently this green zone is hugely neglected and also needs support and revival.

 

Photo credit: Taras Polatayko