Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
31.08.2011 – 03.10.2011
Yuriy Kuzmenko thrown into existence carries out his search. Diogenes left his tub with a light explaining it with "Seeking a true man". Kuzmenko says "I am a man and I don't want to have any other lables attached to me except for my name". His works are what he has found with his own "light" - a mixed technique. Exhibition "Quantum Soup" brings together author's inner existentialism with the exterior cynicism of the situation. It raises questions about oneself and questions the others.
Are we capable of perceiving quants? Having found ourselves in Sartre's window trap what do we see behind it? Familiar material objects doubted with questions become substances and lose fixed forms. Do I recognize the things that I consist of? "Human perception cannot comprehend the actual nature of quantum reality since everything we touch becomes substance. Yet our vision, our eyes could help. If we try to perceive only the color streams of information we get the quantum soup".
It seems that suddenly on the bathroom tiles we notice the calling: of Home. Of Food. Of Descendants. When did absolutely natural things become objects of struggle? Through flags, languages and nationalities people make their own ways of self-identification that they supposedly must keep to. Kuzmenko doubts this statement: "Why should a cloth of certain color, called a flag, arouse feelings and emotions in me? - Well then the best flag for as long as society needs it would be a canvas, an unfinished canvas".
Starting with August 31Ya Gallery at Khoryva 49B visitors will have an opportunity to try on the roles attributed to the new generations by Kuzmenko: "I hope when people or maybe some other intelligent life forms dig us up they will just smile at our ways of self-identification". The search has no finale. It is a process. And the world is a place where you search for something, but there is a possibility that it is you who will be found.
Borys Filonenko, august 2011