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Solomiya magazine hosts Berlin pop-up exhibition

Self-published magazine ‘soлomiya’ (“solomiya” as per Instagram tag) is hosting a pop-up exhibition in Berlin this summer. It finishes August 15th – be quick! Held at cultural platform and project space feldfünf in Berlin, Germany – ‘soлomiya’ is showcased within the space so viewers can read the stories held within its pages. The independent publication was founded in April 2022 by Berlin-based OSTKREUZ-photographer Sebastian Wells and Kyiv-based photographer Vsevolod Kazarin. The magazine was made “in response to the Russian war against Ukraine,” the Instagram post notes. “And aims to explore and expose the young cultural and artistic scene in Ukraine, promoting it in both Ukrainian and European cities.”

© Solomiya

“The first issue titled ‘War but Art’ shows some of what has already been lost but even more of what needs to be defended. The publication contains works by Christina Erturk (Warsaw), Sasha Kurmaz (Kyiv), Sonya Marian (Kyiv), Vsevolod Kazarin (Kyiv), Mykola Ridnyi (Kyiv), Andrii Ushytskyi (Černivci/Kyiv), Sebastian Wells (Berlin/Ghent).” It also boasts typographic efforts donated by foundries for the publication, including Nice (by Jan Fromm and Fontwerk), Habitas (by Tighttype) and Grotta. The issue has a print run of 1,500 copies and is on sale within the exhibition and via their online shop here, and is currently retailed at €16 (approx £14).

© Solomiya
© Solomiya
© Solomiya

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Where to buy

Here are the stockist websites for this magazine title. These may include social media links only.

feldfunf – Website

Readellion, Kyiv
Kashtan Cafe, Kyiv
Avangarden Gallery & Wine Bar, Kyiv

Karma Crew, Warsaw

Akademie der Künste, Berlin
DoYouReadMe, Berlin
Westberlin, Berlin
Kollektiv Scrollan, Berlin
Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin
Bildband Berlin, Berlin
Funk Magazine, Köln
MZIN, Leipzig
Walther König, Köln
Superjuju, Stuttgart
Soda Books, München

Tipi Bookshop, Brussels
Saint Martin Books, Brussels
WIELS, Brussels
Librarie Novembre, Brussels
Peinture Fraiche, Brussels
Rokko Cafe, Ghent
Limerick bookshop, Ghent
FOMU Bookshop, Antwerp
Panoply, Antwerp
De Groene Waterman, Antwerp
ToiToiToi Caffee x Culture, Antwerp

Cahier Central, Paris
Smith&Son, Paris
Offprint Library, Arles
Librarie Les Grandes Largeurs, Arles
librarie du palais, Arles

Arphilein Books, Lugano

Leporello Books, Rome

Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Amsterdam

Correct at time of writing.

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