UKRAINIAN MEETINGS | Video Archive
UKRAINIAN MEETINGS | Video Archive
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Initiated and hosted by Carine Dolek. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The talks will take place in English and streamed via Zoom to https://www.facebook.com/9livesmag.
Watch the recording of 25. March 2022 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/D1AgiknFzZc
Denys Shymanskiy is a sculptor, born 1986 in Lutsk. He is graduated from Lviv State College of Decorative and Applied Arts and Lviv National Academy of Arts (department of monumental and decorative sculpture). “I am interested in the form in space and their interaction. How sculpture affects architecture and vice versa.” Engaged in sculpture and ceramics, he lives and works in Lviv.
Watch the recording of 24. March 2022 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EEHxX9OYUuM
Marek M. Berezowski is a documentary photographer and anthropologist. For 1h30, at the end of the day, from the staircase of his shelter in Kyiv, he tells us about his long-term work in Ukraine, which he started in 2015 in Donbass, and the importance of photographing reality in the process of being constructed and narrated. The importance of photographing life, everyday life, people, details. The importance of taking identifiable photos of the corpses, as these are people that friends and families will be looking for, as they are evidence of war crimes. The importance of making the difference between the propaganda of the two camps and the facts. “Facts are facts.” The importance of talking about a war of destruction, where the Ukrainians are struggling to exist and not disappear again into the existential void of the soviet. He talks about Mariopol, Kyiv, Irpin.
He always describes precisely on his instagram account pictures: 'At least a few civilians were killed in this way in Irpin that day. Everything within 250 meters, all victims were shot. It is not a coincidence but a war crime. Also, as mentioned earlier, civilians were shot on the evacuation way through Stayanka to Kyiv.'
He recounts the day today, the camera destroyed by a Russian soldier, the recovery of a friend's body, in Yirpin, the resistance, the involvement, the zoo, the innocence, the animals, the difference between his work and a war photographer’s work: war is not his subject. His subjects are the human and the reality. And the reality is being made before his eyes and he must participate in showing its truth.
On his request, here is the link to support Kyiv Zoo and its teams, who stay to take care of their animals: https://zoo.kiev.ua/en/how-to-support-our-zoo-and-animals/
Thanks to Christian, Peter, Marie-Noëlle and the Boutographies de Montpellier team for organizing this meeting for us.
Watch the recording of Friday 8.April on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dGOmxvPCzjw
Art critic. Born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Resides and works in Paris since 2013. Studied History of Art at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine), after which enrolled École du Louvre in Paris, France, where received her BA in History of Art. In 2019 gained MA in History of Art from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. In 2020 started working on PhD thesis on the department of history of art and archaeology in Sorbonne University. Author of the first monograph on Kharkiv School of Photography — “Харківська школа фотографії: гра проти апарату” (in Ukrainian).
Watch the recording of Monday 11.April, on YouTube:
On the tendencies of Western cultural institutions to have mixed Ukrainian/Russian talks and events.
Watch the recording of Thursday 14.April, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MGkhQGm9BNI
Nadiia talks about the exposition of Ukrainian photography « Les Indomptables », Ukrainian photographers on the war, at the Centre Culturel d'Ukraine en France in Paris, and her library project. Two projects to resist and give a real overview of today's Ukrainian identity and fight to keep it independent and alive.
Watch the recording of 20.April 2022 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ofll6L4N5gE
He is a visual artist who works in the field of documentary photography, she is his artistic manager. We will have the chance to exchange with them on their work, rewarded and recognized around the world and, from this perspective, understand the meanings of documenting the war in its own country.
Maxim Dondyuk (b. 1983) is a Ukrainian visual artist working in the field of documentary photography.
From the beginning of the war, he is dedicated to documenting relentlessly. His pictures are featured in numerous publications - the cover of Time magazine, for example.
His practice integrates multiple mediums including photography, video, text, and archival material. Maxim’s works often explore issues relating to history, memory, conflict, and their consequences : “‘TB epidemic in Ukraine’, a two-year work which investigated the problem of tuberculosis in Ukraine; ‘Crimea Sich’, about a military upbringing of children in the secret camp in the Crimea Mountains and its pitfalls; ‘Between Life and Death’, a personal reflection on the aftermath of wars through the ruins and devastated landscapes, previously been battlefields; ‘Culture of Confrontation’, which in 2019 resulted in the book of the same name, and became a turning point in author’s artistic work. In his ongoing project ‘Untitled Project from Chernobyl’ Maxim works with vernacular and found photographs in the restricted areas, combining them with landscape photographs of the territories that were burned by nuclear energy.
Maxim has been widely awarded numerous recognitions including International Photographer of the Year in Lucie Awards, finalist of the Prix Pictet Photography Prize, Magnum Photos competition ‘30 under 30’ for emerging documentary photographers, finalist of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. His work has been exhibited internationally, at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, Somerset House in London, MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, the Biennale of Photography in Bogota in Colombia.
Watch the recording of 25. April on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YkeLFRN7Bvs
The Bird in Flight Magazine and the Peace for Art Foundation co-organize the sale “Photographers for children”.
Starting from April 15th and ending on April 29th, the massive sale proposes the works of 74 Ukrainian photographers at the unique price of 50€ to raise money for the children affected by the war. Awaited by the Kyiv art scene from the beginning of the war, organized by Ukrainian art operators who managed to flee, supported by an impressive number of artists, the sale is a huge impact action as well as a meaningful demonstration of unity.
Planned before the war to support the Ukrainian army, the sale had been repurposed to help the “Posmishka UA” organization in Zaporizhzhia, which supports orphans and families with children affected by the war. Currently, Zaporizhzhia hosts a lot of refugees from Mariupol.
For this sale, every author will provide limitless access to a copy of one photograph (outside the author’s circulation). The photo size is 20 x 30 centimeters, and the price for a copy is EUR 50. Acid-free paper Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm is used for printing.
Photographers, who take part in the initiative:
Gera Artemova, Diana Andrunyk, Victor Bakin, Anna Bekerska, Lesha Berezovskiy, Valentine Bo, Pavlo Borshchenko, Roman Bordun, Sasha Bychenko, Taras Bychko, Andrey Boyko, Marina Brodovska, Anastasia Babenko, Lena Bulygina, Gennadiy Chernega, Igor Chekachkov, Victor Corwic, Andriy Dostliev, Lia Dostlieva, Yurko Dyachyshyn, Misha Dykun, Igor Efimov, Nazar Furyk, Maksim Finogeev, Marina Frolova, Dima Gavrysh, Maksym Holub, Bogdan Hulyay, Artem Humilevskiy, GORSAD, Kirill Golovchenko, Roman Himey, Yana Kononova, Dmitry Kostyukov, Tetyana Kovalchuk, Serhiy Korovayniy, Yulia Krivich, LooK Group, Svitlana Levchenko, Maria Lirer, Kateryna Lesiv, Andriy Lomakin, Ira Lupu, Oleksandr Lyapin, Sergey Melnitchenko, Valeriy Miloserdov, Vladyslav Musienko, Artem Nadezhin, Anastasiia Nekypila, Evgeniy Nikiforov, Sasha Orlova, Sasha Pais, Mikhail Palinchak, Roman Pashkovsky, Evgeniy Pavlov, Victoria Pidust, Julia Po, Polina Polikarpova, Roman Pyatkovka, Stanislav Rico, Yuri Salabay, Anton Shebetko, Lena Shkoda, Yaroslav Solop, Olya Sosiura, Eugeniy Stepanets, Olena Subach, Vika Temnova, Mila Teshaeva, Iryna Vasylenko, Valerii Veduta, Vasilina Vrublevska, Emine Ziyatdinova, Shilo Group.
Link to the sale: https://donate2022.birdinflight.com
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