[Ukraine] Pratiques d'Ukraine - Jam Factory Art Center

Since the start of the war and the Russian invasion, the Relais Culture Europe has continued to create, maintain and pursue areas of cooperation and conversations with Ukrainian actors and actresses.
We wanted to share their practices here, which testify to the vibrancy and diversity of artistic and cultural initiatives in Ukraine.


On November 18, JAM FACTORY ART CENTER in Lviv officially opened its doors to the public. Housed in a former industrial building first used as a distillery and later as a fruit bottling plant, JAM FACTORY will stage exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, as well as host new productions in performative arts and music in a specially designed space.  

For its opening, the Jam Factory has presented a major exhibition accompanied by a public program entitled “OUR YEARS, OUR WORDS, OUR LOSSES, OUR SEARCHES, OUR US” curated by Kateryna Iakovlenko, Natalia Matsenko, and Borys Filonenko. The exhibition will feature works by Ukrainian artists from 2022-2023 and from a longer chronological perspective: from the 19th century to the present day. The exhibition is constructed on the principle of novellas and brings together works on two distances – between the present and the past, and between personal experiences and wartime experiences.

"We are building routes and gathering for several months to talk about the personal and the collective, memory and history, hoping that the stories will no longer be interrupted." – the Curatorial team.

Dossier de presse à lire ici.

Photo: © Bohdan Yemets

Factory after revitalization. Photo by Bohdan Yemets

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