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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My photographs about labour migration in Ukraine in discussion at Heinrich Böll Stiftung Berlin

26.11.2013

Eine neue Generation ukrainischer Autorinnen und Autoren interessiert sich zunehmend für die sozialen Verwerfungen und Brüche innerhalb der Gesellschaft. Ein Thema dabei ist die Arbeitsmigration aus der Ukraine: Allein aus der Westukraine sind in den vergangenen Jahren rund sieben Millionen Menschen abgewandert, um im Ausland ihren eigenen Lebensunterhalt und den ihrer Familien zu sichern. Auf vielen Migrant/inn/en lastet nicht nur der psychische Druck der Illegalität.

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Discussion at "Ukrainian Beauty" exhibition

Pinchuk Arts Centre, Kiev
10.11.2013, 7pm.

Discussion between Pinchuk Art Prize 2013 Nominee Yevgenia Belorusets, curator Bjorn Geldhof and arts and literary critic Nelia Vakhovska.

The discussion focussed on the question of how important and possible it is for the PinchukArtCentre to be connected to the reality of everyday life in Ukraine. Where do the boundaries of political and intellectual choice lie for the participants and the institution itself when they create a statement? What is the nature of the discourse about labour migration both in Ukraine and abroad, and what kind of position can artistic expression take on this subject?

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Ukrainian Beauty in Exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013

01.11.2013

On November 2, 2013 the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presented a group show of 20 artists shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, the first private nationwide contemporary art prize in Ukraine for young Ukrainian artists aged up to 35. 

The 20 nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 were shortlisted by a Selection Committee from about 1000 applicants.

Among them:
Yevgenia Belorusets, Anatoly Belov, Daniil Galkin, Oleg Gryshchenko, Andriy Hir, Dobrinya Ivanov, Zhanna Kadyrova, Olesia Khomenko, Alina Kopitsya, Mariia Kulykivska, Oleksandr Kurmaz, Roman Minin, Lada Nakonechna, Mykola Ridnyi, Ivan Svitlychnyi, Volodymyr Vorotniov, Anna Zvyagintseva, Melnychuk-Burlaka Group, Open Group and Synchrodogs.

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Before Execution

10.10.2013

Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine

The exhibition Before the execution, dealing with forms of representation of political violence in the arts took place in Kiev’s Karas Gallery from the 10th to the 28th of October 2013. The show gathered watercolours and installation work by Nikita Kadan (Ukrainian artist born in 1982) from his series Controlled coincidences, a literary text written by Yevgueniya Bielorussets (Ukrainian artist and photographer born in 1982), the graphic and photographic documentation of Nikolay Grokh’s (Soviet and Ukrainian artist born in 1936) visit to Cambodia in 1984, as well as artworks inspired by the latter.

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Discussion on "Paradise in one village" at the Forum Stadtpark in Graz, Austria

23.05.2013
Last Chance Saloons, Forum Stadtpark

Geschätzte 4.5 Millionen Ukrainer*innen sichern sich ihr Dasein als Arbeitsmigrant*innen. Unter oft dubiosen Bedingungen müssen sie ihre Arbeit verrichten.

Was sind die Geschichten dieser Menschen? Wie sehen sie die Welt und in welchen größeren/multinationalen Zusammenhängen muss das Phänomen der Arbeitsmigration gedacht und bearbeitet werden? 

 

“A Room of My Own” shown at Museum of Zemstvo, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

14.05.13

“A Room of My Own” consists of a series of documentary photographic portraits and testimonies of the stars of this project, who the artist met during trips to various cities across Ukraine. Through fragmented sketches of domestic life, with all its joys and pains, Yevgenia Belorusets and the heroes and heroines of her project tell their personal stories, affording us a brief glimpse of what lies behind the thick curtain which ordinarily separates their private lives from their public identities.

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Gogol St. 32 and Brick Factory Tour at "Ukrainian News" Exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw

15.03.2013

16 March – 2 June 2013

Ukrainian News at the Centre for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw brings together for the first time a variety of engaged artistic practices from contemporary Ukraine. Focusing on the work of activist groups as well as individual artists, the exhibition shows conventions that transcend common artistic approaches. The Post-Soviet condition of Ukrainian society is represented through various work - from street artists to intellectual communities involved in current social struggles.

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More about Ukrainian News at e-flux http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/ukrainian-news/

 

 

 

Return to “COURT EXPERIMENT” in SIZ gallery in Rijeka Croatia

07.02.2013

On the 7th of February 2013, Ukrainian multidisciplinary curatorial collective Hudrada re-opened their “Court Experiment” exhibition in the SIZ gallery in Rijeka, Croatia.

This exhibition first came together in 2010 – it came about after a series of legal proceedings were launched against members of the Hudrada group on account of their work as political activists.

“Court Experiment” is a statement against the prosecution of Ukrainian activists for expressing disagreement with real injustices. It is an action of solidarity with the accused, whose trials continued for years. The project started with visits to court sessions by people who wanted to express their support for the accused. Among them were activists, journalists, academics and artists.

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“Court Experiment” attempts to draw public attention both to these concrete cases of legal prosecution and persecution in Ukraine. It also aims to highlight how the country’s legal system, as a government structure within a neocapitalist economy, is an instrument of violence and injustice.

Hudrada’s exhibition in the SIZ gallery consists of authors’ works and draws conclusions concerning the court proceedings, whose subjects became the basis for the “Court Experiment”. A timeline of the court proceedings and related events accompanies the works.

The exhibition features works by Yevgenia Belorusets, Alexander Volodarsky, Ksenia Hnylytska, Anna Zvyagintseva, Nikita Kadan, Yulia Kostereva, Yuriy Kruchak, and Lada Nakonechna.

 


 

Возвращение к «Судебному эксперименту»

Кураторское объединение Худсовет представит свою выставку в Хорватии, в  SIZ gallery

7-го февраля 2013 в Риеке (Хорватия) в галерее SIZ украинское кураторское междисциплинарное объединение Худсовет покажет выставку “Судебный эксперимент”. Эта выставка сформировалась в 2010 году и поводом для нее стали судебные преследования участниц и участников Худсовета за их политическую активистскую деятельность. Эти отдельные случаи давления на активистов с помощью судебной системы являются показательными для общей ситуации преследования активистов в сегодняшней Украине.

На выставке будут представлены работы Евгении Белорусец, Александра Володарского, Ксении Гнилицкой, Анны Звягинцевой, Никиты Кадана, Юлии Костеревой, Юрия Кручака, Лады Наконечной.