Event date: 09.04.2024 - 17:00

We invite you to an event accompanying Michal Czech's solo exhibition DEAD MILITARY EXPO 2024.


When: Tuesday 9 April 2024, 5 p.m.
Where: Klubokawiarnia Recepcja
46C Ruska Street, 50-079 Wrocław


For the event accompanying Michal Czech's solo exhibition DEAD MILITARY EXPO 2024, we have invited Ukrainian artists Stanislav Turina and Katya Libkind, whom we will connect with online during the meeting. The artists work with artists with disabilities and run the Studio Atelienormalno in Kyiv for people with Down syndrome and beyond, following an idea close to the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio in Wrocław.

Michal Czech's terror-filled exhibition has a military character. It features play dough sculptures depicting heavy military equipment, rifles and figures that may have something to do with this equipment. However, it was created in a place not at war, in a time of relative peace. By inviting Stanislav Turina and Katya Libkind, we want to explore the perspective of working with artists with disabilities under war conditions, confront the work of Ukrainian art brute artists, and through this, take a different perspective on the work of Michal Czech.

The event will be hosted by artist Jacek Zachodny, who has been active for years with the artists of Wrocław Artbrut Gallery and who visited Kyiv Atelienormalno Studio in June 2023, and artist Jarosław Słomski, artistic supervisor of the DEAD MILITARY EXPO 2024 exhibition.

Due to the elaborate arrangement of the exhibition, this time the event will take place in the space of Klubokawiarnia Recepcja, which is located opposite ArtBrut Gallery & Studio. Before the meeting, we invite you to visit the exhibition which is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Stanislav Turina is a Ukrainian artist, writer and curator. He is one of the most prominent Ukrainian artists of his generation. He has been living and working in Kyiv since 2018. He is a co-founder of BlackCircleFestival (2010), Detenpula Gallery (2011), Open Group Collective (2012) and Atelienormalno (2018). He is a co-curator of the land art symposium Mohrytsia (2018, 2021) and a Gaude Polonia Fellow. He represented Ukraine at the 56th Venice Biennale and participated in the 57th and 58th editions of the Biennale. Since 2018, he has co-curated the Atelienormalno Studio for artists with Down syndrome. At the beginning of the Russian invasion, he decided to stay in Kyiv to help people with disabilities in Pavlov Psychiatric Hospital and Pusha-Vodytsia boarding school.

Katya Libkind is a Ukrainian artist, stage designer and co-founder of Atelienormalno, a workshop studio for artists with and without Down syndrome. She lives and works in Kyiv. Katya is a graduate of the Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture at the Scenography Faculty and is a member of the Montage group. She has created set designs for musical and dramatic performances. Her main media are graphics, installation and video. Her works are based on deep introspection and contemplation of the environment, process, direct emotional experience and intuition. In them, she addresses issues of boundaries and personal and social attitudes, as well as normality and beauty. An additional source for the artist's explorations is Dreamland.

More about the exhibition


Exhibition carried out as part of the public task entitled: RUNNING THE ARTBRUT GALLERY &  STUDIO FOR SOCIO-CULTURAL INCLUSION FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND MENTAL DISORDERS IN 2024, co-financed by the Municipality of Wrocław.

Promotional materials

Michał Czech, DEAD MILITARY EXPO 2024 (photo Wojciech Chrubasik)