Presentation by Vasyl Cherepanyn

June 18, 2012, Monday, 17:30

In the presentation cultural and political context in Ukraine after closing of the “Ukrainian Body” exhibition in the Visual Culture Research Center is analyzed. The act of censorship drew a wide response in the Ukrainian and foreign media. The aggression against socially engaged contemporary art and the institution that represents it showed the extreme right reaction to the politicizing of sexuality. Artistic, social and political antagonisms, which showed up, are demonstrated through the optics of an engaged cultural institution and art that became a political subject.

Vasyl Cherepanyn – Head of the Visual Culture Research Center, Cultural Studies Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, editor of the “Political Critique” magazine (Ukrainian edition).

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
2 Jazdów St., Warsaw