Exhibition 'Validity Period' by Roman Butym and Pavlo Kyryk at the DOM Gallery

2024 07 05 — 2024 07 27
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Latvia

From July 5th to 27th, the DOM Gallery in Riga will host the exhibition “Validity Period” on the topic of ecology and consumerism.

The project was realized in 2021 in Сracow by Ukrainian artists Roman Butym and Pavlo Kyryk. For three months, the authors visited local municipal waste collection points, using trash as decorations for the project.

The project was nominated in the 8th edition of the Fine Art Photography Awards (London, 2021).

The exhibition space is a metaphor for the future, where climate change has already become a reality, and environmental pollution has fundamentally altered the familiar landscape. The home has become a place of nostalgia for nature, and artifacts such as dried wildflowers or seeds have become valuable collectible items.

During the exhibition, it will be possible to participate in a charity raffle, and buy exhibited photo prints. All income will be donated to the Come Back Alive Foundation, a professional volunteer organization helping Ukraine win the war against Russia.

Roman Butym is a Ukrainian photographer living in Krakow, Poland. Roman engages in artistic, advertising, and reportage photography. His works have been published on the Instagram of World Press Photo, and in the online magazines Photo Vogue Italia and The Eye of Photography Magazine.

Pavlo Kyryk is a Ukrainian writer and graphic artist living in Krakow, Poland. He is a laureate of the Krakow City Artist Scholarship 2024 and the Smoloskyp Publishing House Literary Contest (Kyiv, 2016). He collaborated with the National Museum in Krakow, working in the digitization department.

05.07.2024 – 27.07.2024
DOM Gallery
Address: Ģertrūdes iela 115, Latgale Suburb, Riga, Latvia
Opening of the exhibition on July 5th at 19:00

Exhibition supported by State Culture Capital Fund and Tālava cider.