10 years of dreaming about the gallery and 2 weeks for opening
I write you on behalf of the beholder of big event –«Sergey Makhno Gallery» opening. The memory of people who are familiar with Sergey does not give me to say a lie. He had been dreaming about it for 10 years!
Briefly I explain how the idea was born and evolved. It roots in a small shop with decorative items. Then it put on weight to sizes of showroom (the action took place in those primitive times when the word "showroom" scared people – a long time ago). Generally speaking, Sergey always dreamed about own Museum of Ceramics.
The universe has own rules. A time float forwarded thoughts in a different direction. The story of «Sergey Makhno Gallery» began.
250 items, 126 square meters, 86 meetings, 50 people involved in the project, the 30 applicants for a gallerist. And nerves, nerves, nerves. This is not a complete list of things we had been through.
The way to the gallery was full of obstacles. In 4 days before the opening, the floor boycotted a general system. It did not want to dry out! But we believed in a bright future…
Sergey constantly inspired us – his team. He hung chandeliers and lamps, found a place for cups and plates (instead of just point with a finger what and where).
Sergey painted and plastered. He often forget to what time was, and could call at night. But we were glad to sacrifice sleeping for such a big project!
We built the concept of «Sergey Makhno Gallery» on two cultures – Japanese and Ukrainian. Sergey likes the Eastern aesthetics, which gave a birth to «wabi-sabi».
It took the eternity to explain the meaning of "wabi-sabi". Vastness and depth are behind this phenomenon. Wabi-sabi is about simplicity, closeness to everything natural, real, alive.
For a day after opening the gallery Sergey had a plane to Japan. It had to be not a usual trip, but a cultural expedition. We metaphorically named it "In search for wabi-sabi». It was not the first Sergey’s visit to Japan. Got rid (in previous times) of the tourists’ "ohhh…" and "wow…" he was completely immersed in the culture, looking for inspiration.
PS. Now we have so many plans! (the gallery calendar includes lectures, meetings and other interesting performances). There will always be a movement. For various people. For different tastes. The beginning of the big was Sergey’s lecture on 12 April. He shared his thoughts, insights and knowledge brought from Japan. If you missed an event, drop in 26A Shchorsa St., we'll tell you ins and outs.
|TERMS OF DESIGN||3 months|
|REALIZATION||Author: Helena Mason|