Taking the helm recently was Igor Chekachkov @chekachkov, a young artist from Ukraine. Ha is also one of our latest #IPAMentorship Grant recipients.
Congratulations to the following 3 artists for winning the 16th IPA Mentorship Grants: Ha Dao (Vietnam), Yaya Sung (Indonesia) and Igor Chekachkov (Ukraine).
Spotlighting the aesthetics and photobook of Viacheslav Poliakov, a young Ukrainian photographer who attended portfolio reviews with Kevin WY Lee at Odessa//Batumi Photodays Festival. ~ Lviv–God’s Will is about those of us with whom life just happens. It takes place when the connection between cause and consequence is no longer coherent. I am documenting a naïve visual subculture of a public space, which has become widely spread throughout Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union, and faced with globalization. For me, a central peculiarity of the culture is the absence of a conscious author. The objects of the city environment …
I wanted to learn if the anxieties and desires of Ukrainian artists were similar to those in Singapore and Asia, and what language they used in expressing them in their art and photography.