Artists - Dzine



Вorn Carlos Rolon 1970 in Chicago.
He lives and works in Chicago.

Street culture, design and DJ music – these are the three pillars of the Chicago based artist Dzine  oeuvre. The selection of his pseudonym itself evokes a thought that the artist chooses a principle of creation of images, which is directly connected with design that transforms the environment of human existence into an unrealistic wonderful dream – the same way that street culture does, where psychedelic trips and apparitions are actively practiced.

For the Ukrainian Pavilion, considering the local environment - Venice - as a city where people can move around effectively only by water - Dzine chooses a motorboat as a ‘matrix’ for his fantasies on the lowriding theme. The choice of the means of transportation was also influenced by the artist’s impressions from his recent trip to Kyiv – Dzine was overwhelmed by the grandness of the Dnipro River, which became for him a ‘heart’ of Ukrainian identity. Also, the commissioner’s concept of the pavilion focused on a metaphor ‘inland sea’ played its role here…

The body of the boat is painted in the traditional blue and yellow colours of the Ukrainian flag. According to the lowrider credo of crude barbarian luxury. At the stern of the boat, the artist installs a DJ deck and plasma screens, which show his interview with Ukrainian and American youth. Dzine tries to peek into the future and understand how the ‘great American’ and ‘great Ukrainian’ dreams look like today…

The last  рersonal exhibitions: Just Kidding, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2006); Space Jungle, Fundament Foundation, Site specific installation, Tillburg (2006); Punk Funk Contemporary Museum St. Louis (2005); Gangster Boogie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2004); Beautiful Things, SCAI The BathHouse/Shiraishi Contemporary, Tokyo (2004).

Selected group exhibitions: Generations UsA, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (2007); Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2006); New Territories: On Youth Culture, ARCO 06’ Project Space (2006); Ruby Osorio & Dzine, Galeria Candela, San Juan (2005); Stop & Stor: new painters, LUXE Gallery, NY (2004)

Andrey Kiritchenko, a brilliant and experimental young DJ and producer from Kharkiv, worked intensively on Dzine project boat for Venice. He will play several DJ set live in the boat during the opening days.

Andrey Kiritchenko

Andrey Kiritchenko is a person known among Ukrainian experimental music fans as a founder and co-runner of Nexsound records, musician who has largely contributed into the development of electronic music scene in Ukraine and already considered as one of the premiere experimental artist from Eastern Europe, author of projects like Critikal, Sidhartha, NEX. Being involved mostly in experimental electronic and electroacoustic music for the last few years, Andrey is now gaining recognition among the musicians and followers of this style all over the world. His activities range from glitch with blurred beats to electroacoustis experiments, from improv to musique concrete, from drones to microsound.

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