Audio guide for the exhibition “Coexisting with Darkness”About Us

Audio guide for the exhibition “Coexisting with Darkness”

Mystetskyi Arsenal created an audio guide in two languages (Ukrainian and English) for the Coexisting with Darkness that will last until March 31, 2024.


Multimedia and audiovisual installations, performances, paintings and other works of art by the following authors: Tereza Barabash, Sergiy Petlyuk, Dasha Podoltseva and Alexey Shmurak, Anton Saienko, Ivan Svitlychnyi, Fedir Tetyanych, Maksym Khodak, Tereza Yakovyna and Photinus studio are presented at the exhibition.

Photo by Oleksandr Popenko

This exhibition is dedicated to highlighting the strategies, dependencies, and weaknesses in their ways of coexisting with the darkness in times of total uncertainty. The exhibition aims to answer two main questions: “What should art be to avoid vanishing in the darkness or being devoured by it?” and “How should the institution transform to help  artists and art objects remain visible during blackouts and winter cold and darkness?”. The artists answer these questions by inventing the light inside themselves and the community around.

How to use the audio guide:
scan the QR code in the entrance hall of ​​the exhibition from the camera on a smartphone or follow the link ⬇️

Listen to the audio guide in English
Listen to the audio guide in Ukrainian

The exhibition will last until March 31, 2024.
Working hours: Wednesday-Sunday, from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
December 31, 2023; January 1 and January 2, 2024  — days off
Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office of the Mystetskyi Arsenal or online.

 The exhibition contains installations with a high-level sensory load.

The exhibition was created in partnership with Art Arsenal Community NGO as part of the project funded by aid from the governments of Canada, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.