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Red Forest
31 October 2009 - 20 December 2009

2nd and 3rd floor at the PinchukArtCentre

Exhibition Red Forest featured more than 40 selected works by seven seminal Ukrainian artists of 1990s: Serhiy Bratkov, Olexander Gnylytsky, Olexander Roitburd, Arsen Savadov and Georgy Senchenko, Vasyl Tsagolov, Illia Chichkan.

Red Forest is about ten square kilometers of trees adjacent to the Chernobyl nuclear station, which received the largest part of the release of radioactive dust at the time of the reactor's explosion in 1986. In the context of the exhibition at the core of which were selected works from the Ukrainian collection of PinchukArtCentre, "Red Forest" is an engrossing metaphor and unifying symbolic character. This is a sign of shock, fracture of the situation, post the explosion and the permanent "Book of Changes", Ukrainian contemporary art became its evident reflection.