The Geometry of Enlightment, an exhibition started at the Museum of Kyiv History

08.01.2017

The Geometry of Enlightment, an exhibition started at the Museum of Kyiv History

Since 17th January 2017 the Exhibition “GEOMETRY OF ENLIGHTMENT” presents paintings by Andrei Siderski, works of Psychotronic art, and grotesque sculptures by Bogdan Andriitsev, which make the exhibition's conception more completed.

Andrei Siderski was born in Kyiv in 1960. He is a world known yoga master with almost 40-years experience in practicing, one of the world's leading specialists in developing modern yoga teaching methods and psychotronic training techniques, developer of modern approach in training of yoga gymnastics and international project Yoga23, writer —  author of professional books and an esoteric work “The Third Discovery of Power” (many times republished since 1993), translator of books by Richard Bach and Carlos Castaneda, a poet and painter.

During more than 13 years Andrei Siderski creates paintings in abstract genre — works of “Psychotronic art”, an art practice and a movement that was developed and named by the artist.

An important view on his professional practice is revealed according to the book by a specialist of the sacred texts of the Indian subcontinent, art curator, collector and essayist Ajit Mukherjee "Yoga Art" (published in 1975) about works of visual art created by yoga practitioners: “Yoga art offers the total perception: All is One. Reality is one, without a second. To realize through inner apprehension the oneness of all things by uniting the self with the Self, subject with object, zero with infinite  to intuit this supreme knowledge is the purpose of yoga and its art.”

Siderski says: I have always been interested in the process of awareness. Or rather, in the content of the so-called «inner screen», which is informed by an abstract essence of the awareness as such and not by the play of imagination… This content, an aggregate of the «informational convolutions» of event-series and conceptual complexes, reveals itself in certain visual «codes» that express the resulting states of brain, emerging in relation with the actual information processed — spatio-temporal, social, cosmic… Having explored and experimented with various graphic casts, I settled on geometric abstraction because this form renders most precisely that peculiar detached result of the awareness process, which the brain projects onto the «inner screen». My works are devoid of any specific symbolical meaning. In them I attempt to convey the content of the awareness process through abstract objects and purely physical code — the geometry of color patches, which modulate the reflected light in a certain way. Thus, when the stream of energy reaches the surface of the work and gets reflected, that reflected flow of energy contains the vibrational characteristics inherent in the initial intent of the work. It is in this way my works interact and exert an influence on space and people…”

Speaking about the art practice of Andrei Siderski it is worth to note not only his art optics, but also a powerful meditation optics, the ability to connect to areas that some call the Matrix.

The exhibition combines works that were created during 2013-2016 years, in the space of experiencing of crisis, perception of evolutionary, breakthrough moment.

The name of the exhibition "Geometry of Enlightment" is not a unique name, it is rather the characteristic of its basic element — a unique space, created by the yoga master and artist Andrei Siderski in a certain place, at a certain time and using certain tools. 

The second participant of the exhibition is Bogdan Andriitsev. He was born 1976 in Ukraine, accepts process of creating and art in any form and in any field as the primary and undeniable value of human's life.

Having a creative nature, and understanding the importance of support and development of the culture in the home country, Bogdan Andriitsev has been a driver of establishing and in 2006-2012 as director of the company "ECEM Media Ukraine"  headed an extensive network of Ukrainian books stores "Knygarnya Ye", the magazine "Ukrainian Week" (Ukrainian partner of "The Economist") and online media tyzhden.ua. As a managing partner of investment company initiated and was a patron of creating sculptures, placed in park of technical university of Ukraine (NTUU "KPI") in Kyiv and performed by talented Ukrainian sculptors. Now he is a member of the Supervisory Board of NTUU "KPI" (Ukraine), the co-initiator and project director of creating "POLYTECO SCIENCE CITY" with high technology, creative and productive business environment.

Every point of his life corresponds to a metaphorical creative credo — "To transform a metaphysics of the place into a physical reality". His active life inspired him also to create small grotesque sculptures, full of energy, meanings and the potential for positive changes in the lives of people. 

An important part of the exhibition is the subject — a person influenced by the Geometry of Enlightment. These small sculptures, works of grotesque plastic by Bogdan Andriitsev, show the real story of a real person who is in the space of Geometry of Enlightment. A person, who feels someThing above, through itself and down below, and under, through itself and above. A person, who feels itself as a part of the Whole, has the courage to step into the unknown. The person who has the ability to be "empty" and have integrity at the same time — without waste things inside — and live based on its own inner space. A person, who captured the "ultimate weapon" — to be able to not hear the noise, being able to listen and imbibe the meaning and then find a balance point in any matter... and implement true Intention. This is the story of a person, who is changing and changes.

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27th January 2017 in the program of the exhibition was a lecture / meeting  "Anthropology of Enlightment" by Taras Lyuty, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", writer and poet .

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The exhibition is presented by s.com.ua, which works as an art management service and gallery. Opened  at the  Museum of Kyiv history (Bohdana Khmelnytskogo street, 7) and will be relocated on 15.02.2017.

Contacts:

Yulia, manager of s.com.ua, (096) 614 46 44

Zoya, curator of Museum of Kyiv history, (067) 935 13 87

Ilona, public and media relations of Museum of Kyiv history, (096) 90 65 189



Andrei Siderski , Bogdan Andriitsev