Search for Harmony in the Works of Multimedia Artist Mariia Kulykivska and Photographer Mark Neville

Yaroslava Kramarenko, T.H. Shevchenko National University "Chernihiv Collegium", Ukraine
2021 Intellectual Archive  
The article examines the concept of "harmony" as a state of contradictions and its role in modern art, particularly, in actionism, as well as the theories of the inner "man" and "self". The works of artists Mariia Kulykivska and Mark Neville, who form a creative format of modern Ukraine, are studied. It is analyzed how "the art of action", despite its somewhat revolutionary and pretentious nature, can embody the unity of opposites. It is argued the phenomenon of modern art is precisely in
more » ... y that creates "higher" values and generates a positive assessment of reality, suppressing its flaws and problems. The author concludes actionism has completely integrated with its multifaceted form into Ukrainian sociocultural space, and therefore it gradually frees itself from outdated stereotypes and formalized approaches, adapting to the best examples of world artistic experience.
doi:10.32370/ia_2021_12_5 fatcat:jikpaph3k5hq7m7z3a3kpjsdo4