Cultural interim use
c/o former health house
Dachauer Straße 90
Saturdays & Sundays 12 - 18 h
Last admission: 17:15
Closing times over Christmas:
The art lab is closed from 23.12.23 to 06.01.24.
Angela Kushchyk is a Ukrainian artist who has had to experience the civil war in Ethiopia and the war in her home country, Ukraine, in the past two years. In both situations, she created paintings that impress with their expressiveness. The pictures from the bunker in Kyiv are characterised by simple forms, strong emotions and authenticity.
Angela Kushchyk's works are diverse and show the broad spectrum of the artist, gained in more than 20 years of artistic work and her training at the Academy of Arts in Kyiv.
On 24 February 2022, war broke out in Ukraine. Among those who stayed in Kyiv was Angela Kushchyk with her parents and grown-up daughter. In the dark cellars of the city, with constant air raid alarms, and the cruel Russian aggression in the suburbs of Kyiv, impressive prints were created.
It was already the second war she had to experience, a war in Ethiopia and a war in her homeland, Ukraine. She felt great pain and at the same time pride in the heroism of the Ukrainian people. She was afraid and at the same time understood that she should stay in the capital. Angela felt very strong pain and expressed it through her drawings. Her works are very simple, sincere and authentic.
"When I was painting, it seemed to me that I was dying and being reborn," Angela told Ukrainian Pravda about her art. The prints from the war in Ukraine have already been shown in Poland, Germany, Ireland and Austria."
Angela Kushchyk received the "europeans in art award" at the Europa Mai. The award ceremony was held in June 2022 at KUNSTLABOR 2 by Clemens Baumgärtner, Head of the Department of Economics. > Review
Vernissage: Thursday, 8 December from 18:30 (free admission)
Duration of the exhibition: until 29.01.2023 incl.
Opening hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 18 h (admission as part of the KUNSTLABOR 2 ticket)