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The Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennial 2017 Program, Week 4

 

November 13–19, Monday – Sunday

 

Monday, November 13, at 19:00 at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro) the British artist Paul Chaneywill talk about his project entitled “Donetsk Syndrome Diagrammatic.” Between 2011 and 2014 Chaney researched the history of Donetsk attempting to understand the local conditions of the city as a node within a universal geological reality. The resulting work consists of a 160-meter diagram which describes the city solely as a continuum of materials. The diagram tells the story of each chemical element necessary for the commercial production of coal and iron – from the beginning of the universe, to the current war. Installation of the work in Donetsk was abandoned when the war began, and the work took on a specific cadence, as the socio/political factors the work attempted to understand in this new way were now acting as agents upon the work itself. Admission is free.

Tuesday, November 14, at 16:00 at Pavlo Tychyna Literary-Memorial Museum-Apartment (5 Tereshchenkivska St., ap. 1, 3, metro Teatralna) the curators will give aguided tour of “The Festivities Are Cancelled!” exhibition. The exhibition presents artistic works about the phenomenon of the collective forgetfulness, censorship practices, images of historical time and revolutionary gestures, social creativity will. The exhibit at Pavlo Tychyna Museum-Apartment includes archive materials from the Soviet censorship cases, as well as selected examples of censorship practices in contemporary Ukraine and on post-Soviet space. Curators, participants and members of the curatorial group Hudrada will comment on their exhibitional decisions. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to see the complete exhibit, which will be transformed afterwards. Admission is free.

At 19:00 at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro) the “Snapshots from Future Occupations,” a talk by Noah Fischer (USA), will take place. Brooklyn-based artist Noah Fischer connects his studio practice, writing and organizing with social and economic justice movements. As initiating member of Occupy Museums and Global Ultra Luxury Faction he focuses on inequity propagated by cultural institutions. His work includes long-term theatrical collaboration with Berlin-based andcompany&Co. His work has been seen at the Guggenheim, MoMA, in the 56th Venice Biennale, 7th Berlin Biennale and 2017 Whitney Biennial. Admission is free.

Wednesday, November 15, at 19:00 at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro) there will be a meeting with Florian Yuriev, the “UFO” architect, artist and composer, as well as the first public discussion of the UkrISTEI building renovation project that may turn it into part of the Ocean Mall shopping and entertainment center. Discussion participants: Oksen Lisovyi, vice president of the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, initiator of the Museum of Science project in UkrISTEI building; Bohdan Shkrohal, author of the UkrISTEI renovation project; representatives of the Ukrainian National Union of Architects and “Kyivproekt” institute; Borys Blazhennyi and Oleksiy Astakhov, who renovated the original sound system of UkrISTEI’s lecture hall. Admission is free. 

Thursday, November 16, at 19:00 the screening of “The Self-Seeker,” (1928) a film byMykola Shpykovsky, will take place within the “Ukrainian Revolutionary Cinema Avant-Garde Series.” Admission is free.

Friday, November 17, at 19:00 a screening of “No! No! No!” and a premiere of “Armed and Dangerous,” film and mini-series by artist Mykola Ridnyi (Ukraine), will take place at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro)The “No! No! No!” protagonists are young Kharkiv residents whose early twenties coincided with the beginning of war in the neighboring Donbass. They all react to political events and comprehend them through specific relations with the urban space and social media reality. “Armed and Dangerous” is a mini-series shot with the smartphone. Its theme is a general militarization of Ukrainian society and particularly the youth’s view on violence and weapons. The author reflects both on the depictions of the fragile social condition and different modes of the moving image originating from the internet and film industry. Short scenes of parties and random urban situations with the author and his friends are combined with footage of political radicals found on the internet, or with episodes from historical films. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the author. Admission is free.

At 23:00 at Otel’ night club (31 Nyzhnioyurkivska Street, Tarasa Shevchenka Metro) a techno party OraCool #2 will take place. The line-up features Mama Snake, a DJ from Copenhagen, supported by the locals Adelina, Karine and Ponura. Entrance fee: 100 uah before midnight and 200 uah after.

Saturday, November 18, at 16:00 at Visual Culture Research Center (44 Hlybochytska Street, Kontraktova Ploshcha Metro) “Video Action,” a live performance by artist and musician Dave Phillips (Switzerland) will take place within the Radio International experimental workshop. The performance will be followed by a discussion on sonic activism, its goals and challenges, as well as of the concept of “human animal.”Admission is free. 

At 19:00, “burn, on fire, alight, inflamed, glow, ablaze, fervent, go up in smoke,” a lecture performance by Olia Sosnovskaya (Belarus) will take place at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro). The artist explores the official Soviet and post-Soviet holidays, festivities and rituals, as well as rave culture and its political dimensions. In the lecture performance she will focus on the visual pleasure referring to the use of fireworks and torches in different contexts – from mass celebrations to protests. Admission is free.

Sunday, November 19, at 14:00 there will be “A Soundwalk on Soundscape and the City’s Rhythms,” a field recordings workshop by Elia Moretti (Czech Republic) dedicated to sonic landscape and rhythm. The workshop will take place in urban space. The meeting point is at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro). Admission is free.  

At 18:30 at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro) within the Radio International experimental workshop there will be a lecture by Elia Moretti (Czech Republic) entitled “To Listen to a Place” focused on the ecological approach to sound. Admission is free. 

At 20:00 within the Radio International experimental workshop a concert “Mutations” byDave Phillips (Switzerland) will take place at the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, “UFO” (180 Antonovycha St., Lybidska Metro). It is a study of the spatial and temporal relations between the senses of people and insects. Admission is free.  

Organized by Visual Culture Research Center (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Institutional Partners: Avtonomi Akadimia (Athens, Greece), BURSA Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), Columbia Global Centers | Paris (France), DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program (Berlin, Germany), De Balie (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Depo (Istanbul, Turkey), Depot (Vienna, Austria), documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel, Greece/Germany), European Alternatives (Paris, France), Forum Transregionale Studien (Berlin, Germany), Hromadske TV (Kyiv, Ukraine), Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna, Austria), Medusa Books (Kyiv, Ukraine), National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Center (Kyiv, Ukraine), Political Critique (Warsaw, Poland), Shedhalle (Zurich, Switzerland), Studio 14 (Athens, Greece), Transeuropa Festival 2017 (Madrid, Spain), tranzit.cz (Prague, Czech Republic).

Partners: British Council / Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, ERSTE Foundation, European Cultural Foundation, International Renaissance Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation.