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PinchukArtCentre invites to Vasyl Lozynsky’s poetry readings on January 13

10 January 2013

On Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 17:00 the PinchukArtCentre invites to a literature-and-art event where poet Vasyl Lozynsky will present his poetry. The happening will take place in the gallery space with the installation Euro Renovation created by R.E.P. especially for the exhibition of the nominees for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012.

The Euro Renovation installation explores the ways post-Soviet spaces are converted to look like those of the Western style. The art object will become a context for Vasyl Lozynsky to present his poems in which he introduces the post-Soviet within the contemporary, in private and public stories. The poet will share his vision of the Euro Renovation phenomenon through an existing connection between the installation by R.E.P. and his own poetry.

The event is part of the literature program designed to initiate a dialogue between art and literature, demonstrate art works in literature context and create a specific outlook upon the works by the showcased artists. Literature program is an integral part of the educational platform of the PinchukArtCentre.

Vasyl Lozynsky - poet, translator, literary critic and curator. His articles, translations and poetry were published in the journal “PROstory” “Krytyka”, “SHO”, “Chetverg” and “KORYDOR”. Losynsky’s projects include readings “Insha robota” (Foundation Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv, and Centre for Visual Art at UKMA), Evenings of Polish poetry “Kyiv Laurels” and “Literarichner Briefklub” in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Library (Kyiv). Osnovy Publishing House has recently published his translation of a collection of Kafka’s stories. Vasyl Lozynsky is a member of interdisciplinary curatorial association Hudrada and PROstory editorial board, the journal of the society and culture.

R.E.P. (revolutionary experimental space) was founded in 2004. Since the beginning of 2006, the group includes six artists: Lesia Khomenko, Mykyta Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Ksenia Gnylytska, Lada Nakonechna and Volodymyr Kuznetsov. In the same year, R.E.P. started its own curatorial programme named “Shtab” (Headquarters). In 2008 it initiated HUDRADA, a curatorial collective based on interdisciplinary communication. The artists had solo exhibitions at PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (2008), and the Kunstraum in Munich (2010). R.E.P. participated in group exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Vienna (2005), the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and White Box, New York (2010).

Much of R.E.P.’s work takes on the form of social activism, accompanied by a critical artistic and intellectual discourse. The group uses films, installations and performances to reflect on the social-cultural and political context in Ukraine. Within the undefined and still developing social environment, there is a search for an own Ukrainian cultural identity together with a yearning for Western values and structures. R.E.P. explores specific cultural and architectural trends in Ukraine from that tension field between the West and an own cultural context with a sense of humour and deep irony.

To register for the event please call +380 44 590 08 58
Registered event participants will have priority entry to the art centre.

Information for Mass Media: to receive accreditation for photo and video recording of the event, please send you requests to [email protected]