Art in the Shadow of War in Ukraine with Vasyl Cherepanyn

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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VASYL CHEREPANYN is head of the Visual Culture Research Center, an institution based in Kyiv, Ukraine, and organizing the Kyiv Biennial. In this special session of Art & Protest, Cherepanyn will analyze the cultural and political context of Ukraine during the war, providing a snapshot of the field since the Maidan revolution followed by the Russian occupation of Crimea and Donbas in 2014 up to the current full-scale invasion of the country. The talk focuses on the functioning of art institutions under the conditions of war and occupation, connecting symbolic and real violence to their influence on cultural processes in Ukrainian society and beyond. Art has become a political subject, and this talk traces how artistic, academic, and political antagonisms have developed from the perspective of a civically engaged cultural institution.
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Image: Davyd Chychkan, Lesya Ukrainka and Taras Shevchenko, Watercolor, Liner on Paper, A4 (2022)

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