Permanent Revolution. Ukrainian Art Today

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Mykyta Shalenniy, Black Siberia

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Arsen Savadov

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Igor Petrov

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Roman Mykhailov

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Yurii Leiderman, Igor Chatskin

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Anatolii Belov

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Maria Kylikovska

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Open Group

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Artem Volokitin

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Yevgen Nikiforov “On Republic’s Monuments”

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Stepan Riabchenko

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“Permanent Revolution” opening of the exhibition, Zenko Aftanaziv

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition, Lyubov Nepop

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition, Julia Fabényi

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition, Alisa Lozhkina

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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Zenko Aftanaziv, Alisa Lozhkina

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Nicola Lucci-Gutnikov, Zenko and Yana Aftanaziv

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Nigel Hurst, Nicola Lucci-Gutnikov, Zenko Aftanaziv

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, opening of the exhibition

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“Permanent Revolution”, fragment of the exposition

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“Permanent Revolution”, fragment of the exposition

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“Permanent Revolution”, fragment of the exposition

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“Permanent Revolution”, fragment of the exposition

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“Permanent Revolution”, fragment of the exposition

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“Critical point” by Vasyl Tsagolov

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“Terminators of Celestial Bodies” by APL315

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“Terminators of Celestial Bodies” (fragment) by APL315

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“Homophobia Today – Genocide Tomorrow!” by Anatoly Belov

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“Permanent Revolution”, fragment of the exposition

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“Permanent Revolution”, fragment of the exposition

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“Shakhtar-Champion” by Roman Minin

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“On Republic’s Monuments” by Yevgen Nikiforov

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“Burn of Reality” by Roman Mykhailov

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“The Last Child” by Roman Mikhaylov

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“Untitled” by Zhanna Kadyrova

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“Passport” by Alexander Chekmenev

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“Twilight” by Taras Kovach

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“Synthetic Landscape” by Mitya Churikov

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“The Story of Klubnika Andriivna, or Zhdanivka” by Alevtina Kakhidze

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“The Story of Klubnika Andriivna, or Zhdanivka” by Alevtina Kakhidze

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“Happy Birthday” and “Carpe Diem” by Maria Kulilovska

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“Carpe Diem” by Maria Kulilovska

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“Ask Mom” by Alina Kleytman

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“Ask Mom” by Alina Kleytman

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“Ask Mom” by Alina Kleytman

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“The Red series” by Boris Mikhaylov

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“The Limit of Comprehension” by Sergiy Petlyuk

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“Mildew” by Oleksiy Sai

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“Kyiv Diary” by Vlada Ralko

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“Donbas-Chocolate” by Arsen Savadov

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“Cabinet of the Wanderer” by Vova Vorotniov

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“Cabinet of the Wanderer” by Vova Vorotniov

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“Thank you for Visiting Us” and “A Pillow” by Stas Volyazlovsky

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“Operating Manual” by Artem Volokitin

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“All Hearing Ear” by Stepan Riabchenko

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PERMANENT REVOLUTION, an exhibition of Ukrainian contemporary art, opens in Ludwig Museum in Budapest on 5 April, 2018.

This is the first wide-scale museum presentation of Ukrainian contemporary art to the European audience. PERMANENT REVOLUTION exhibition will be showcased in Budapest from April 6 until June 24, 2018.  

 

The first major presentation of the Ukrainian contemporary art scene in Hungary is a special occasion to look into the vibrant art of a country full of tensions, which is still largely in the blind spot of the European cultural area.  

Ukraine, which has become independent for nearly thirty years, struggled with the phenomenon of oligarchic capitalism, is beyond three waves of mass demonstrations, two revolutions, and the annexation of the Crimea, and at present, a war is going on in the eastern part of the country – all this is a consequence of a neurotic and delayed “de-communizing”.

Since the 1980s, a new Ukrainian art has emerged, which radically broke away from Socialist Realism to follow the international cultural processes. The artist generation of the late 1980s and early 1990s is the most significant phenomenon since the Avant-garde of the early 20th century, which Stalin’s regime completely eliminated in the 1930s. The post-Soviet search for identity in the 1990s and early 2000s was gradually replaced by the need to reconsider political art, the importance of understanding social processes and the growing interest in activism came to the fore. All this coincided with a technological and global change that resulted in the rise of a new generation of artists who seek a new meaning, audience, and purpose.

The exhibition “Permanent Revolution” aims at exploring today’s Ukrainian art in a historic moment when people build barricades on the country’s main square with startling regularity, with beauty and elemental conceptualism that the world’s best artists could envy. The exhibition presents nearly forty artists of different generations.

Through the art and culture people from the different countries get a better understanding that world is united by the humanistic values. Zenko Foundation actively supports international communications in culture and arts. As such cooperation forms a positive image of the country, increases interest in Ukrainian contemporary culture and helps the development of cultural diplomacy.

37 Ukrainian contemporary artists and art groups are to take part in the project:

APL315, Piotr Armianovski, Serhii Bratkov, Anatolii Belov, Oleksandr Chekmeniov, David Chichkan, Mitia Churikov, Zhanna Kаdyrova, Glib Katchuk and Olga Kashimbekova, Alevtina Kakhidze, Borys Kashapov, Alina Kleitman, Taras Kovach, Daria Koltsova, Mariia Kulikovska, Yurii Leiderman and Ihor Chatskin,, Mykola Matsenko, Boris Mikhailov, Roman Minin, Roman Mykhailov, Natsprom (Oleg Tistol and Mykola Matsenko), Yevgen Nikiforov, Open Group, Serhii Petliuk, Ihor Petrov, Oleksii Radynskyi, Vlada Ralko, Stepan Riabchenko, Oleksandr Roitburd, Oleksii Sai, Arsen Savadov, Mykyta Shalennyi, Szuper Gallery (Susanne Clausen and Pavlo Kerestey), Vasyl Tsagolov, Vova Vorotniov, Stanislav Voliazlovskyi, Artem Volokitin.

The project organizer is Ludwig Museum in Budapest.

The co-organizer of the event is Zenko Foundation.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztival.

Curators: a responsible exhibition curator from Ludwig Museum is its director Julia Fabényi, and curators from Zenko Foundation are Alisa Lozhkina and Kostiantyn Akinsha.

The project is supported by: Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, Embassy of Ukraine to Hungary, Emberi Eroforrások Minisztériuma, MUPA Budapest, UTICO, Ost-West Express.

 

Ludwig Museum in Budapest is among 30 museums all over the world established or supported by Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation (Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung), which is one of the most influential cultural organizations in the world. Peter and Irene’s art collection contains over 12,000 artworks – starting from antiquity and up until contemporary times. This extensive selection of works has been provided by Ludwig Foundation to be exhibited in more than thirty museums all over the world; twelve of these museums bear the names of their founders. One of them is Ludwig Museum in Budapest.  

 

Participating artists:

APL315

Piotr Armianovski

Serhii Bratkov

Anatolii Belov

Oleksandr Chekmeniov

David Chichkan

Mitia Churikov

Zhanna Kаdyrova

Glib Katchuk and Olga Kashimbekova

Alevtina Kakhidze

Borys Kashapov

Alina Kleitman

Taras Kovach

Daria Koltsova

Mariia Kulikovska

Yurii Leiderman and Ihor Chatskin

Mykola Matsenko

Boris Mikhailov

Roman Minin

Roman Mykhailov

Natsprom (Oleg Tistol and Mykola Matsenko)

Yevgen Nikiforov

Open Group

Serhii Petliuk

Ihor Petrov

Oleksii Radynskyi

Vlada Ralko

Stepan Riabchenko

Oleksandr Roitburd

Oleksii Sai

Arsen Savadov

Mykyta Shalennyi

Szuper Gallery (Susanne Clausen and Pavlo Kerestey)

Vasyl Tsagolov

Vova Vorotniov

Stanislav Voliazlovskyi

Artem Volokitin

“The first major presentation of the Ukrainian contemporary art scene in Hungary is a special occasion to look into the vibrant art of a country full of tensions, which is still largely in the blind spot of the European cultural area”

Destinations

"ʼPermanent Revolutionʼ focuses on the question of what contemporary art is today in a system where people build barricades on the country’s main square with startling regularity, with beauty and elemental conceptualism that the world’s best artists could envy"

Business Journal

Now, for the first time in Europe, you can see the past 4 decades of Ukrainian contemporary art, all in one place!

Odessa Review

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