One Day More

2022

Text, installation

Site: Citizens’ Garden of the European Parliament in Brussels
6th of September – 29th of October 2022
Photo: Yohannes Henriksson

One Day More is a site-specific artwork commissioned by EUNIC Brussels and the European Cultural Foundation. Produced in Kharkiv, under exceptional circumstances of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, the artwork is transported across borders, finding its temporary home in the Citizens’ Garden of the European Parliament in Brussels, where it will be open to the public from the 6th of September until the 29th of October 2022.

The table, a sign of solidarity, hopes to become a place of gathering and sharing, and a place to contemplate the words of Yevgenia Belorusets’ wartime diary. With entries from the diary carved into the surfaces of the table, these experiences are engraved into the hard metal as well as that of collective memory.

‘Called One Day More, this installation allows me to ponder the weight of a single day in the warzone. Words become one with things. In this war, the ruins of objects and cities will bear witness together with human beings. The surface of this object becomes rusted over: memory grows less distinct, but it does not vanish’ shares Yevgenia Belorusets.

The artwork is commissioned by EUNIC Brussels and the Culture of Solidarity Fund Ukraine powered by the European Cultural Foundation. The exhibition is possible thanks to the generous support of the European Parliament, providing a beautiful space in the Citizens’ Garden for the artwork to be exhibited. Partners also include Mission of Ukraine to the European Union, PinchuckArtCentre in Kyiv and M HKA.

Practical Information:

Date & Time: Tuesday, 6 September 17:30-18:30 CET

Address: Citizens’ Garden, Rue Vautier / Vautierstraat 62, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Accessibility: The Citizens’ Garden is accessible for people with reduced mobility, there is a chair lift and ramp to enter the garden independently. In case of questions about accessibility, please contact +022844321.

Partners include the European ParliamentMission of Ukraine to the European UnionPinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and M HKA. The musical programme is supported by the U.S. Mission to the European Union.

About The War Diary (2022)

I was writing a war diary from Kyiv, updated in real-time and published by Spiegel (DE) and ISOLARII (EN). It was released daily from 24.2. till 5.4.2022. Each day of the diary includes one to five photos. It is an ongoing project, also republished at Artforum, written originally in German and translated into several languages.

It was a part of the exhibition “This is Ukraine: Defending Freedom” at 59th Venice Biennale 2022, a joint force project between the PinchukArtCentre, the office of the President of Ukraine, and the Ministry of Culture.

About the Citizens’ Garden

The Citizens’ Garden is a green oasis in the busy European Quarter. Just 100 meters from the European Parliament’s official entrance, the garden is in the grounds of the former residence and studio of the 19th-century artist Antoine Wiertz. The garden opened to the public for the first time in September 2020 thanks to investment and renovation by the European Parliament.