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East Art Map
20 May 2008 - 8 June 2008

As the authors put it, the aim of East Art Map is to show the art of the whole space of Eastern Europe, to take artists out of their national frameworks and to present them in a unified scheme. We would like to display the practical fundamental relations between Eastern European artists there where they have not been documented, to draw a sort of a clear and user-friendly map of the art of Eastern Europe rather than to get some theoretical true thereof. History is not given. It has to be constructed.

The group worked over East Art Map project ( from 1999 to 2005. The project is a sort of a guidebook through the contemporary art of Eastern Europe and its relations with Western arts, social and political history. Initially, Irwin invited a group of 24 eminent art critics, curators and artists from the different ex-socialist Central, Eastern and South-Eastern countries to perform and to show 250 crucial art projects and artworks from their respective countries. Upon the results thereof, in 2006, it published the project book. The next step, technically as well as conceptually, is to transfer the EAM onto Internet and to open it up for contributions by its users, the general public and specialists being invited to participate in discussion, which may, for sure, change the topography of the map.

28 June 2019 - 5 January 2020

The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents “The Forbidden Image”, a two-chapter project in the framework of the PinchukArtCentre’s Research Platform. The first chapter presents a solo exhibition by Boris Mikhailov, while the second entitled “Crossing Lines” is dedicated to the Kharkiv School of Photography and the continuation of its attitude and thinking with emerging artists.

25 April 2019 - 15 October 2019

Referring to the hit of the Swedish singer-emigrant Ardis in 1994, the international exhibition «Ain't nobody's business» activates voices striving for freedom of self-determination. The collective position of artists provokes a public debate about the controversial relationship between regulatory power and personality. How does our sexuality show itself in modern realities? And does its detection depend on ourselves?