"Red carpet" Danil Galkin

05 December 2014 - 31 January 2015

 Daniil Galkin was born 1985 in Dnipropetrovsk and is part of the young generation of Ukrainian artists, who is shaping significantly the understanding of the role and importance of contemporary art in the Ukraine and abroad. He studied at the Theater and Art College and the Academy of Construction and Architecture in Dnipropetrovsk, where he lives and works.

His complex installations, objects, sculptures and spatial interventions are based on a critical analyses of the social and political structure. In many of his works he creates a situation, which confronts the spectator with basic questions about legal, ethical and moral standards. He places contemporary art at a crossroad between public and private to generate a dialogue and discourse about the settings, which define our actual political and social order. In such a way his works are pleading for an open and democratic civic community, which freely discusses and defines its own value system.

The current installation RED CARPET reflects in many regards the menacing mental sensitivities of a real or deep-rooted loss. Loss, in general as a human experience, but also related to the actual situation in the Ukraine, to the injury and the deads of war, the loss of unity, the loss of a common goal and understanding, the loss of the empire USSR and the loss of a dream to live in democracy and liberty.

Rainald Schumacher