ART OF MAIDAN: the interactive urban interventions of street artist Jerzy Konopir.
Street artist Jerzy Konopir: “Targets” on Maidan were meant to be provocative
By Illya Strongoskyi
February 6, 2014 Ukrayinska Pravda
Translated by Olia Knight and Edited by Isis Wisdom, Voices of Ukraine
Naturally, Maidan forces people to think and act in radical ways. When people come out on the streets because they have had enough, then being radical is the only approach. In fact, just going out on the street is in itself a radical step.
Jerzy [Ezhy] and I became friends after his first resonating project – a groundbreaking, radically new way to display Ivan Franko’s poems as announcements on the notice board.
Nobody has done anything similar yet and the fact that he grounded his work both in Ukrainian culture and everyday life make his project impossible to recreate, and therefore unique.
From my first conversation with the author it became obvious that his success is…
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