OSEREDOK Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Center: At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013–2019, February 26, April 29

"At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013–2019" explores how visual artists interpret and conceptualize the turbulent political and cultural situation in Ukraine of the last six years: from the civil protests in Kyiv (2013–2014) to the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the military conflict with Russia in the east of the country (2014 – today).

The project aims to talk about Ukraine using the visual language of the artistic works and to discuss the significance and possibilities of art and artists in the context of the war. It will help fuel an international dialogue about how the artists reflect on civil protests of the Maidan and the war with Russia, and how the situation encourages art production at the front line. This project began in Mexico City as the first large-scale showcase of the contemporary Ukrainian art scene in Latin America. Between September 2019 and February 2020, together with this exhibition, we have organized documentary screenings and debates, giving the word to international artists, filmmakers, and historians at three important cultural venues in Mexico City: The National Museum of Cultures of the World, The Museum of Memory and Tolerance, and the National Cineteca. Now, we are delighted to bring this project to Canada.

OSEREDOK Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Center will host the exhibition of leading Ukrainian artists from 26 February to 29 April. The participants of the exhibition include Yevgen Nikiforov, Piotr Armianovski, Olia Mykhailiuk, Roman Minin, Yevgenia Belorusets, Kristina Norman, Lada Nakonechna, Mykola Ridnyi, Yuri Koval, Anton Popernyak, Roman Mikhailov, Svitlana Biedarieva, and the documentation of works from the Platform "Izolyatsia" (Daniel Buren, Pascale Marthine Tayou, and Leandro Erlich).

OSEREDOK Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Center, 184 Alexander Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L6.

Tel.: +1 204-942-0218

Exhibition dates: 26 February – 29 April 2020.

Opening: 26 February, 6 pm.

Curators

Yevgen Nikiforov. On the Republic's Monuments. 2015–2018

Svitlana Biedarieva, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, sbiedarieva@gmail.com

Hanna Deikun, Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City, hannadkn@gmail.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lalineadelfrente2019/.

This project is realized with the generous support of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.