Kyiv. Ya Gallery
The Order of Chaos
13.03.2019 – 08.04.2019
One conscientious cobbler has been improving his skill of making shoes all his life. He served the interests of people providing them with warm shoes so that they didn't feel cold and stayed healthy. But when he got old, he realized that, to stay healthy, one should walk barefoot, thus hardening their feet. Your soles feel the earth and unite your soul and body with the nature. Then the man started walking without shoes setting an example for other people. That's where the saying 'the cobbler's children have no shoes' came from.
The parable made up by Dmytro Moldovanov depicts the infinite cyclicity of existence. All the things that seem true may become wrong tomorrow. Universal values are not that universal and stable after all. The freedom of speech was once the freedom of speech of middle class white men or those who were loyal to the position of majority. Women or sick children could not exercise their inherent right to life in certain countries at some time. And even the words family, honor and compassion evoke no emotions in some people.
Giordano Bruno was burned in the Campo de' Fiori (a central Roman square) on January 17, 1600. His statements that the Sun rather than the Earth is in the center of the universe brought chaos into the thousand-year order of understanding of the world. The circle has been closed, because today Bruno's views are our new confirmed truth. The world structure does not accept radically opposite ideas. The alternation of the world order requires the power of persuasion, time and people. However, when an idea is born and an event occurs, the process has begun.
The events that change the vector of movement are always drastic. In his paintings, Dmytro Moldovanov intertwines the pathological ruptures of the universe into the fixed order of everyday life. Each street story – a city market, a pavement with a lot of trees on the side – is traumatized by the scene of misunderstanding between the steady everyday routine and the chaos. It is worth noting that the painter does not ever bring these scenes to the forefront – each unconventional scenario is placed along others – ordinary ones. The ruptures of the established order do not ever destroy it at the moment. They are only capable of fixating the act of their presence, sometimes to be the beginning of changes.
The Order of Chaos exhibition is about the cause and its disruptive potential. When waking up in the morning, walking down the street, looking up at the sky, we often do not notice what is going on around us. The world is cruel and dynamic, and you may have a nervous breakdown if you overreact at everything unusual. Those who are not afraid of taking a risk by capturing the unwonted and horrible become the prophets of death and birth of new values, the change of the chaos of order to the order of chaos.