The John David Mooney Foundation Gallery presented the project “Formation of Time” and an exhibition by Aliona Solomadina. She is in Chicago on the Ukrainian Art Bridge Fellowship program, the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago reported.

“‘Formation of Time’ is a continuation of my long-term project ‘City of Forms’, which explores different cities for graphic formations. In the latter project, I look at time visually, I am interested in focusing on it as a system, a measure. The concept of time has changed since the outbreak of the war, it is an expectation, uncertainty, planning and thinking in short terms, a new attitude towards the future,” Aliona Solomadina commented.

She transformed everything she saw around her into graphic symbols – numbers corresponding to 12 hours.

The Ukrainian Art Bridge Fellowship is an initiative of the famous American sculptor John David Mooney. Its goal is to help artists who have left their workplaces due to Russia’s full-scale invasion.

The project was launched last spring. In October 2022, the first group of participants, actors from the Slovo Theatre, came to Chicago.

During their stay in the United States, they created the play Mothermotherland. The show features the short story “I (Romance)” by Ukrainian writer Mykola Khvylyovyi.

  • 114 West Kinzie St., Chicago
  • Valet Parking is available, and parking at a reduced rate in the Sterling park garage;
  • The exhibition continues through March 28, 2023.

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