Solo exhibition:
ID: E24.4


Title:

Demonstrative Mimicry:
7 Videos in the Basement




Date:
12 – 27 July 2024 / hours: 16:00 – 20:00

Place:
Staromiejski Dom Kultury, Warsaw, Poland

Project Coordinator:
Liza Maslionchanka

Artist:
Sergey Shabohin 





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Explication:
The exhibition is a presentation of seven films by Sergey Shabohin, created between 2011 and 2023 as part of different cycles, shown together for the first time in a unified exhibition program. All the videos share the strategy of "demonstrative mimicry" – revealing hidden and repressed historical layers through "practices of subordination" to different contexts. The specificity of place and time is emphasized in each video, marking the transition of historical strata: from Soviet utopia to its collapse, from the rise of authoritarian ideology to the fixation of state stagnation, from the art activist practices of 2010 to the chronicles of the protest movement of 2020, from the smoke of war and geopolitical upheavals to the redistribution of the world. The choice of the basement for the exhibition is deliberate, serving as an art-terrorist underground, a den or lair, a mine or a warehouse of historical palimpsests and total archives, as well as a shelter-refuge from external catastrophes. The videos not only demonstrate how empires are born and fall apart and how they displace any subject, but also how solidarity, imagination, and the pursuit of freedom have powerful emancipatory potential.

Organizer:
SDK

With the participation of the SDK team:
Kaja Werbanowska, Kinga Cieplińska, Marcin Jasiński


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Group exhibition:
ID: E24.5


Title:

Shelter of Love




Date:
3 — 31 July, 2024

Place:
Dark Angels gay cruising club, Poznan, Poland

Curator:
Paweł Leszkowicz

Artists:
Alexey Lunev, Sergey Shabohin, Raman Tratsiuk
Works:
Site-specific installation Dark Angels: Phantoms of Closed Clubs, 2016–2024 (photos from the Fear of Castration cycle);

Object Seams: Freedom for Everyone!, 2024;

Series of objects Personal Stuff in collaboration with Alexey Lunev, 2024





Sergey Shabohin:
fragment of site-specific installation Dark Angels: Phantoms of Closed Clubs, 2016–2024


Explication:
Three Belarusian artists from Poznań: Alexey Lunev, Sergey Shabohin, and Raman Tratsiuk intervene in the space of the DARK ANGELS club especially for its clients and under the supervision of Paweł Leszkowicz.

OPENING – July 3, 2024 at 8 p.m. Duration of the intervention until the end of July 2024.
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Group exhibition:
ID: E24.2


Title:

Kurs Tuha




Date:
June 14 – July 5, 2024

Place:
Domie, Poznan, Poland

Curators:
Lizaveta Stiatsko, Zuzanna Szczepańska

Artists:
Alexandr Adamov, Hleb Burnashev, Yauheni Hlushan, Rozalina Busel, Tasha Katsuba, Volha Maslouskaya, Kanaplev+Leidik, Vasilisa PalianinaRaman Tratsiuk, Sergey Shabohin, Yana Shostak





Sergey Shabohin: installation Čornaja žoŭć / μέλασ χολη (Black Bile), 2024


Explication:
The exhibition explores the feeling of “tuha” – deep anxiety and burden on the heart, characteristic of the Belarusian individual and their reality. The ivited artists show ways of transforming feelings into causal power, opening new spaces for action and thinking' revision. They mutate systems by means of introducing minor internal displacements into the discursive regime.

The title critically and self-ironically refers to a quick method of transmitting knowledge – a course – that is, a set of condensed lessons as a remedy for the information noise that causes ignorance and moral apathy in times of a multitude of crises. It is also a language game related to the course as a trajectory/movement toward agency, rebellion, resistance.

Idea and supervision: Katarzyna Wojtczak

Producer: Goś Patalas

Content and production support from the Institute of Art History, Adam Mickiewicz University: Dominique Volkovynska, Zuzanna Bil, Alicja Skruszewicz, Agata J. Kiełczyńska, Emilia Gieda, Weronika Wojciechowska, Małgorzata Gonia, Zuzanna Jalowska, Wiktor Piekarz, Katarzyna Nitka, Martyna Kaspar, Dr. Magdalena Radomska

Visual identification: Emilia Gieda

Catalog design: Wiktor Piekarz

Translations: Martyna Kaspar, Katarzyna Nitka, Lizaveta Stiatsko, Nastasia Zalatarova

Consultations: Sergey Shabohin

Technical support: Miłosz Łaskowski


Wydarzenie realizowane ze środków Miasta Poznania #poznanwspiera

Partnerzy: Centrum Piotra Piotrowskiego, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, KALEKTAR platform


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Curatorial project:
ID: E24.3


Title:

Volha Maslouskaya:
Postcards from Homeland




Date:
April 26, 2024

Place:
Gray Mandorla Studio, Poznan, Poland

Curator:
Sergey Shabohin

Artist:
Volha Maslouskaya





Volha Maslouskaya:
Postcards from Homeland,
fragment, 2023


Explication:
001. Noś ubrania w których możesz biegać
002. Noś buty w których możesz biegać
002a. I nie zdejmuj ich
057. Spróbuj znaleźć sposób na oddychanie
063. Staraj się nie wyglądać na osobę zagubioną

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Group exhibition:
ID: E24.1


Title:

Limitless Boundary




Date:
7 — 30 June, 2024

Place:
BWA Zielona Góra, Poland

Curator:
Zofia Wiewiorowska

Artists:
Natalia Brandt, Olia Fedorova, Sergey Shabohin, Olha Skliarska 





Sergey ShabohinCanvas Cut with the Karta Polaka [1]; object Sharp Edge; Canvas Cut with the Karta Polaka [3], 2018


Explication:
How easy is it to cross that line?
Was it determined by nature, culture, dictatorship?
Is it clear, tangible, recalled?
Is there something left of it? Barbed wire? Wall?
Perhaps it will still be needed?
And once it is crossed, is it possible to return?
How to prepare to cross it on your own free will? And by pressure?
What to take with?
Has anyone banned it?
Is crossing
ordinary?
suffering?
relief?
new life?
a new home?
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