Exhibition „Maidan – occupied spaces” in Tbilisi

22.05.2014

“Euromaidan – occupied spaces” is my recent work, a collection of photographs and texts depicting everyday life at the epicentre of a mass protest, focussing on the Euromaidan protest in Kiev, Ukraine.

Artist-talk during the exhibition opening and discussion at the Literature Museum in Tbilisi 

Ukraine between revolution and war


 

Discussion “Im Osten was Neues: Kreative Formen des Widerstandes”

04.05.2014

Zionskirche, Berlin

Moderiert wird das offene Zeitzeugengespräch von Thomas Jeutner, Pfarrer der Evangelischen Versöhnungsgemeinde in Berlin-Wedding.

Yevgenia Belorusets, Fotografin „Euromaidan. Besetzte Räume“
Stephan Bickhardt, Polizeiseelsorger und Mitbegründer von „Demokratie Jetzt“
Dr. Mischa Gabowitsch, Soziologe, Autor von „Putin kaputt!? Russlands neue Protestkultur“
Reinhard Weißhuhn, Stadtplaner und Bürgerrechtler, übersetzte Texte der ungarischen Opposition

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Artist-talk during the event Kunst in Aufruhr in the Literature House Stuttgart

23.04.2014

Serhij Zhadan,Yevgenia Belorusets

Veranstaltungsreihe: Rebellen - Ukraine im Visier
Moderation:Kateryna Stetsevych
Übersetzung:Claudia Dathe

Die Re-Politisierung von Kunst und Literatur, die Beziehung zwischen Kunst und Politik, Kunst und Gesellschaft ist immer wieder Gegenstand der Auseinandersetzung und bildet auch in den Protesten in der Ukraine eine wichtiges Geflecht. Doch der Grat ist ein schmaler zwischen künstlerischer Ausdrucksform als Akt politischen Handelns und der Instrumentalisierung der Kunst für politische Interessen. 

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Documenting the Protest, artist-talk in the theater in Tubingen

Vergessene Länder dieser Erde: UKRAINE

 

27.02.2014

 

Einblick in Proteste in der Ukraine liefern: die Foto- und Videokünstlerin Yevgenia Belorusets, der Journalist Moritz Gathmann (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Der Spiegel, Tagesspiegel, u.v.m.) und Claudia Dathe, freie Übersetzerin und Slawistin an der Universität Tübingen.

 

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Film screening and artist talk

As part of the exhibition:
Euromaidan – Occupied Spaces

Film screening and artist talk

in OKK, Berlin, Prinzenallee 29,
15. February, 7 p.m.

On Saturday 15th February at 7p.m. in OKK Gallery in Berlin, short films from Ukraine will be shown as part of the exhibition “Euromaidan – Occupied Spaces”.

Fragments of short films about the Euromaidan protests in Kiev curated by Ukrainian film-maker Dmitriy Tiazhlov will be shown for the first time in Berlin alongside films from the Babylon 13 initiative.

After the screening, a discussion with artist Yevgenia Belorusets will take place, focussing on media representations of this protest. It will also consider the many surprising and unpredictable developments and perceptions of this protest movement, which continues in Ukraine.

How can the experience of art, when it is incomplete and not self-sustaining, help us to understand current political and social reality? Are we able to perceive a thorough reality of a protest which is taking in a faraway country, when media representations of news are superficial? Is it possible for us to take a stance, and take responsibility for this reality, especially when we are not taking part in it ourselves?

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Photo by Sören Marotz

About the exhibition Exhibition opening times: 31.1.- 20.2., Thurs.-Sun. 15 – 19 Uhr

 

Die Verewigung des Protestes: Euromaidan im sozialen Kontext

Vortrag und Präsentation von Kyrylo Tkachenko anschließend Diskussion mit der Künstlerin Yevgenia Belorusets und Pablo Hermann (OKK)

OKK, Berlin, Prinzenallee 29,

01. Februar, 19:00, 2014

Worum geht es bei gegenwärtigen Protesten in der Ukraine? Geht es vor allem um einen Kampf der Gesellschaft für eine „europäische Zukunft“? War die Vorstellung von einem neuen Bündnis mit Russland so frustrierend, dass der Imperativ „Weg von Moskau!“ wiederum Hunderttausende von Menschen mobilisieren konnte?

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Euromaidan - occupied spaces

photographic exhibition by Yevgenia Belorusets

OKK Gallery, 29 Prinzenallee, Berlin

Exhibition opening: 19.00, 31st January, 2014

31.1.-20.2., Thursdays - Sundays, 3-7p.m.

“Euromaidan – occupied spaces” is collection of photographs depicting everyday life at the epicentre of a mass protest, focussing on the Euromaidan protest in Kiev, Ukraine.

Yevgenia Belorusets’ photos show people spending night after night standing in protest on freezing streets, sleeping in occupied government buildings. In the darkness of this night, they can come under attack from riot police, and must stand shoulder to shoulder to defend the hard-won main square of the city from the State. Winter’s day is also spent on this square, or warming up in underpasses and cafes.

Scenes of highly unstable life in Ukraine today, transported into the sheltered European reality of an exhibition space in Berlin, remind us of the necessity of refreshing our definitions of our political goals. Fascism can grow fast in such situations. But at the same time, in this case, the State is turning into a dictatorship.

Belorusets’ photographs talk about the existence and the blurring of borders, but also about solidarity, and its ability to overcome these borders.

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