The metaphorical finale of the photo magazine THE OPÉRA

Ivan Bazak

Berni in Grandma´s house / Vitalik visits his mother
In his installation, Ivan Bazak displays the multi-layered, interwoven and multi-vectoral nature of migration movements. He uses the example of the stories of two people crossing borders and thus provides an unusual view of the subject of migration, which is almost always viewed as being problematic in the media discourse of today. Here, migrants are seen either as victims or threats; in Ivan Bazak’s work they are creative transnational subjects.
Berni, a German, finds a temporary home in Ukraine, in the house of Ivan Bazak’s Grandma; Vitalik, a Ukrainian, visits his mother in Italy. Bazak has constructed an extension (Grandma’s house) on the façade of the museum for this installation. Vitalik’s journey is documented in objects, videos, pictures and photographs.
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"Ivan Bazak"

June 2007

ISBN 978-3-86678-071-2

20,50 x 25,00 cm

80 Pages

53 colored and 5 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English, Ukrainian

Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

Kurt Wettengl

Nicole Grothe, Lesya Ostrovska-Lyuta, and Kurt Wettengl
Text by
Kurt Wettengl, Nicole Grothe, Lesya Ostrovska-Lyuta, Kurt Wettengl
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition “Berni in Omas Haus / Vitalik besucht seine Mutter“ in the course of the serial exhibition “Wo ist Zuhause?“, 2007, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund.

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