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“Dreamers”. SOSka (Ukraine)
14 November 2008 - 12 December 2008

A multymedia installation, created by a group of young Ukrainian artists, includes video, five 1×1.5m photos and also a show case with a photographic record of the project development process. Oleksandr Solovyov is a curator of the exhibition.

The Dreamers project is a survey presenting a new type of characters — young people whose individualities hide behind the shield of a teen subculture they belong to. The project’s protagonists are Kyiv “emo” teenagers that emerge before the viewers in two different appearances. On the photos they are portrayed flying, suspended in the air, as if they have been cut out from the social relations system. On the video screen they come into view one by one, shouting out some kind of slogans / complaints.

This is a metaphoric reflection of the today’s society existence. A state of insecurity and fragility defines the post-Soviet reality in the new millennium, reality that has replaced the solid pessimism of the previous decade. Doubting personal political convictions and living in the phantom-like economy — so typical for the modern Ukrainian society — defines an infantile dreamer category among the young generation. Talking about their interests, just like at the TV casting, the young people subconsciously represent members of a group that muck about aimlessly; the revolutionaries expressing no objections.

Victor Miziano, curator and arts critic (Moscow, Russia): “SOSka use one method that imitates Brecht’s epic theatre and pursue the same goal — ignoring own theatrical manner. In the “Dreamers” the artists endeavour to create the ultimate archetypes of the models. The figures flying in the emptiness are a quintessence of social loneliness; and when the characters for a split moment express themselves shouting out a single line, as if at a casting call — this is a quintessence of a play; and, finally, one deep and discrete cry is a quintessence of an affect.” The SOSka art work, i.e. video clip «Be Happy», has been previously presented in the PinchukArtCenter in 2007 within a group exhibition by the young Ukrainian and American artists «Generations.UsA».

The “Dreamers” project is open for viewing in the PinchukArtCentre/Project Room from 16 November to 14 December, 12:00 to 21:00, Tuesday to Sunday. Free admission.


24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

A group show of 20 artists nominated for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 650 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries. Each work is especially produced for the exhibition and forms an independent artistic statement.

Vernissage of the shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018


24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents the 1st solo exhibition in Eastern Europe by Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa), the Main Prize Winner of the 4th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The show includes a major soil installation specially produced for the PinchukArtCentre.