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performance "Discobolus"

Petro Ryaska, action, in the program of the festival PortoFranco, Ivano-Frankivsk, stadium "RUCH" (Movement), 17.00, 16 June, 2017.

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Video: Werner Klompen





performance "Discobolus"

Petro Ryaska, action, in the program of the festival PortoFranco, Ivano-Frankivsk, stadium "RUCH" (Movement), 17.00, 16 June, 2017.

photo: Natasha Shevchenko, Mykola Dzychka



Petro Ryaska,

"Art belongs to the people", and "Artists of all countries unite" was written in English on a red T-shirt, which I was constantly dressed in Dresden during the international biennial OSTRALE. This realized manifesto is part of the not realized performance which I refused to do in Dresden.
July 27-29, manifesto in Dresden, Germany.
July 30 - August 1 manifesto in in Lublin, Swidnik (Poland).
August 2 manifesto in Lviv - Mukachevo – Bilky (Ukraine).
Photo: Grzegorz Bozek, quarry "Piotrawin", Poland, August 1, 2017




Petro Ryaska, action at the REMO plant, in the framework of the Running Project, Lviv, May 6, 2018. Spontaneous contestants: Petro Smetana, Micro Cuts, Oleksader Maksymiv, Volodymyr Topiy, Olga Sklyarska.

Photos by Maria Hoin, Olga Kraevska, Alexiy Zaitsev



"Achilles and Turtle"

Actions: Petro Ryaska, Grzegorz Bozek in the frameworks of the Kick Off Perfo Festival, 2018 Torun. Curators: Patryk Różycki, Marian Stępak.

City stadium Grzegorz Duneckego in Torun.

Sports icons and sports in art are in the hands of propaganda of the past empires. Football as a propaganda tool. Sports in the USSR - Almaty sculpture of football players - sculptor Tulesh? The culmination of the movement, inspired in particular by the creativity of the ancient Greek sculptor Miron, and the combination with the aphids "Achilles and Turtle" of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno Elese.

The main purpose of the idea of ​​the Kick Off Perfo festival (football theme) was to add the artists who are in opposition to the singer’s narrative in performance. It is possible to do something new, oppositional to the situation in the Polish performance. Some attempts.

In the act of "Almaty" the zero position of "Achilles and Turtles", keeps the movement in the position "at the start", or rather “before the start.” High art in the form of a double Soviet sculpture located in front of the main facade of the Kazan National Stadium in Almaty (sculptor Tulesh?) on the one hand and the icon of Polish football 60s Grzegorz Dunetsky, wich named after the stadium in Torun, in Poland, where the action took place - on the other side.

Photos by Anton Saenko


  "Almaty", sculpture of football players, sculptor Tulesh  
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