Williamson Art Gallery: Home. Resistance

Williamson Art Gallery: Home. Resistance

Williamson Art Gallery: Home. Resistance

Venue: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Date(s): 26.4.23 - 27.5.23
Time(s): All Day


26 APRIL – 27 MAY 2023

Part of the HOME project

This exhibition offers various interpretations of the concept of ‘Resistance’ by bringing together the work of 3 different Ukrainian photographers.

Mykhaylo Palinchak had never covered military conflicts before but after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, he transformed his photographic practices to record the atrocities committed by the Russian army and the resistance of the Ukrainian people.

At this time, Andrii Rachinskiy also turned to the documentary genre, recording the widespread practice of people painting over the road signs and toponyms to disorient the occupation army.

Elena Subach’s project ‘Lamkist’ (Fragility) is aimed at the poetisation and monumentalisation of mundane and fragile ordinary things, a reflection on the often unnoticed artifacts of the everyday. It reveals the presence of resistance in the coming together and coming apart of natural and man-made objects.

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum exhibition is a part of HOME programme, organised by Open Eye Gallery and commissioned by Culture Liverpool for EuroFestival. Working together with Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi (Ukrainian. Photographies) and partners in Liverpool City Region, HOME reflects on the question What does home mean?

An app, designed by University of Liverpool team, will lead the EuroFestival guests and Liverpool City Region locals to independent spaces to see Home-themed Ukrainian photography collections in 5 trails across the city region. The themes of the trails are Land, Making, Liberty, Resistance, Settings. Williamson Art Gallery and Museum is the end point of the Resistance trail.

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum will also host an artwork by a contemporary Ukrainian photographer and a postcard for sale from the front desk – all profit will go to the Hospitallers medical group, an organisation focusing on sourcing and delivering medical supplies for paramedics who save human lives in Ukraine. We invite everyone to collect the postcards and upload your own poem, lyric or a letter in response.

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum opening times:

10am – 5pm Wednesday & Thursday,

10am – 9pm Fridays,

10am – 5pm Saturdays.

For full visiting information check their Visit Us page.

More exhibitions at the Williamson

About the HOME project

Image credit: Mykhaylo Palinchak, from the Sirens Whisper series.