Collection Platform 4: Emotion and Technology
PinchukArtCentre continues the presentation of its collection showing Collection Platform 4: Emotion and Technology. The group exhibition includes 17 artists offering a selective view on two central and sometimes opposed notions in our lives: emotion and technology as they constantly define our perceptions of the world.
The exhibition brings together works which evoke, express and unveil emotions with art pieces dealing with technology as a subject or a tool. The show offers a view on artistic practices focusing on the one hand on how those two notions come together, and on the other hand on the tension and opposition within them.
The exhibition presents the works by Ukrainian and international artists including Sergiy Bratkov, Ilya Chichkan, Gregory Crewdson, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, Martin Kobe, Jeff Koons, Oleg Kulik, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, Marc Quinn, Thomas Ruff, Jürgen Teller, Xavier Veilhan and Carsten Nicolai.
The exhibition including works which have never been shown in Ukraine such as Moving image (1994–2005) by Carsten Höller, Untitled (2007) by Martin Kobe, 5th Season (Evacuation of Bewdley, Worcestershire) and 5th Season (The Lost Rivers of London) (2007) by Marc Quinn.
Series Kiev (2007) by Jürgen Teller that was created for the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 organised by the PinchukArtCentre, is shown in Kyiv for the first time.
Changing twice a year, since February 2011 the collection platform is highlighting leading artists of our time together with upcoming new positions. Featuring central Ukrainian artists as part of the Collection Platform, this program allows a new perspective on contemporary art. It is a dynamic model of interaction between the collection and new workgroups with a focus on their artistic value.
Collection Platform viewing area directly connected to selected works offers the audience a deeper understanding of artists and their works. The idea is to slow down the speed of viewing and, by giving more information, allow the visitors to acquire more knowledge, competence and experience as integral part of the education offensive.