Forma

Various Artists

As many other organisations and individuals in our sector and beyond, we have been saddened and horrified by Putin’s attack on Ukraine over the past months. Led by the generosity of our artistic community, Forma aims to raise vital funds for Ukrainians facing the horrors of war, by supporting charities and professionals who are on the ground helping Ukrainian refugees across Europe, as well as those who are stuck in the centre of the conflict.

Oliver Chanarin, Ayla Dmyterko & Hardeep Pandhal, Katarzyna Perlak, Margaret Salmon and Grzegorz Stefanski have generously gifted an edition for Forma to sell. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The UNHCR is a charity who helps refugees by advocating for their protection and delivers humanitarian relief to displaced families across the globe.

The fundraiser launches on 8th of June and will run until 10th July, during which time editions are available to pre-order. Editions will be printed and distributed after 10th July, to ensure that we produce sustainably. Printed in the UK by Printer of Dreams or as noted below.

We are grateful to the participating artists, and to everyone who contributes towards efforts that seek to alleviate suffering.


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Editions
for Ukraine

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Rules of Engagement
Oliver Chanarin

Ukraine On The Membrane
Hardeep Pandhal and Ayla Dmyterko

Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke
Katarzyna Perlak

Gull
Margaret Salmon

choke #2
Grzegorz Stefanksi

To pre-order, follow the links below. Worldwide shipping available.

As many other organisations and individuals in our sector and beyond, we have been saddened and horrified by Putin’s attack on Ukraine over the past months. Led by the generosity of our artistic community, Forma aims to raise vital funds for Ukrainians facing the horrors of war, by supporting charities and professionals who are on the ground helping Ukrainian refugees across Europe, as well as those who are stuck in the centre of the conflict.

Oliver Chanarin, Ayla Dmyterko & Hardeep Pandhal, Katarzyna Perlak, Margaret Salmon and Grzegorz Stefanski have generously gifted an edition for Forma to sell. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The UNHCR is a charity who helps refugees by advocating for their protection and delivers humanitarian relief to displaced families across the globe.

The fundraiser launches on 8th of June and will run until 10th July, during which time editions are available to pre-order. Editions will be printed and distributed after 10th July, to ensure that we produce sustainably. Printed in the UK by Printer of Dreams or as noted below.

We are grateful to the participating artists, and to everyone who contributes towards efforts that seek to alleviate suffering.

Rules of Engagement, 2022
Oliver Chanarin

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This set of new screenprints by Oliver Chanarin draws from institutional safeguarding statements, policies designed to keep children and vulnerable adults safe whilst in their duty of care.

Set of three screenprints
Edition of 20
Handprinted and signed by the artist
60 x 42 cm
£ 150.00

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Artist Biography
Oliver Chanarin (born 1971, London, UK) is an artist working primarily with photography. Chanarin studied Artificial Intelligence as an undergraduate and is professor of photography at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg. Chanarin is also a founding member of the masters programme in photography at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Netherlands.

Ukraine On The Membrane, 2022
Hardeep Pandhal and Ayla Dmyterko

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Artists Ayla Dmyterko and Hardeep Pandhal present their premium collaborative piece entitled Ukraine On The Membrane, taking its name from the lyrics of Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona. The artists combined their respective diasporic visionary languages to respond to the war on Ukraine in the most undeniably honest and sympathetic manner they could as image makers and cat allies. Witness and respect this piece as a testament to the power of art as protest.

Digital print
Edition of 30
Signed
42 x 29.7 cm
£ 50.00

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Artist Biography
Ayla Dmyterko (b. 1988, Saskatchewan, CA) lives and works in Glasgow, UK. She holds an MFA in Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art, UK (2020), a BA in Fine Art Painting from Concordia University, Montréal, CA (2015) and a BEd in Visual Art and Dance Education from the University of Regina, CA (2011).

Hardeep Pandhal (b.1985, Birmingham. Lives and works in Glasgow) works predominantly with drawing and voice to transform feelings of disinheritance and disaffection into generative spaces that bolster interdependence and self-belief. Hardeep Pandhal received his BA from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds in 2007 and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow in 2013.

Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke, 2016
Katarzyna Perlak

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This still is taken from her film Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke (2016), which translates as “Once I used to have a lover”. The work revisits and contemporises Eastern European folk traditions to reflect the lack of representation and celebration of queer love within EE folk histories. While exploring archaic queer utopias as a site of potential, Perlak examines the relationship between “national values” and power structures, dispelling the notion that history is a singular, straight fixed entity.'

Digital print
Edition of 30
Signed
29.7 x 42 cm
£ 40.00

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Artist Biography
Katarzyna Perlak is a Polish born artist, based in London whose practice employs video, performance, textiles and installation. Perlak’s work examines potentiality of affect as a tool for registering and archiving both present continuous and past historical moments.

Gull, 2022
by Margaret Salmon

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Margaret Salmon has recently been making a range of photo based household wares titled Domestic Bliss. In this range of witty everyday objects there is a series of photo 'parachute bags' - sustainable items designed to be reused and transport belongings from place to place. Through symbolism, irony, playfulness and beauty these bags are clever, fun and useful. Gull alludes to narratives of migration, hope and freedom; an image of a bird soars across its front.

Printed parachute bag
Edition of 15
Signed and numbered certificate
65.5 x 40 x 13 cm
Printed in the UK
£ 25.00

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Artist Biography
Born in 1975 in Suffern, New York, Margaret Salmon lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday activities, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and infuse them with gentle grandeur, touching upon universal human themes.

choke #2, 2017
Grzegorz Stefański

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This edition is a still from the artist's 2017 film choke. Here the camera captures the intimate choreography of two Jiu-Jitsu fighters. The landscape of their entangled bodies demonstrates the ambiguity of touch and the dynamics of power. You can watch the full film on the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw website.

Digital print
Edition of 30
Signed
21 x 29.7 cm
Printed in the UK
£ 30.00

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Artist Biography
Grzegorz Stefański (he/him), born in 1983 in Człuchów (PL), is a Polish artist based in London since 2017. He works primarily with multi-screen video installations, film and photography. Stefański concluded his artistic education at Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities in Warsaw in 2016 and earned an MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2018.

Details

Rules of Engagement
Oliver Chanarin

Ukraine On The Membrane
Hardeep Pandhal and Ayla Dmyterko

Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke
Katarzyna Perlak

Gull
Margaret Salmon

choke #2
Grzegorz Stefanksi

To pre-order, follow the links below. Worldwide shipping available.