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PinchukArtCentre to host RUTARUNA project: Ukrainian and Sweden young contemporary artists’ collaboration

17 June 2013

From June 17, 2013, the PinchukArtCentre will host the RUTARUNA project. The programme gives the young Ukrainian and Sweden artists possibility to implement theoretical and practical cross-investigations in the critical and creative contexts of both countries. A platform for theoretical work includes meeting with experts, discussions, presentations, thematic meetings, excursions, outdoor researches etc. In their free time, the artists are also expected to work in the city in smaller groups.

The program is oriented to support creative experiments in the urban landscape and also to form and demonstrate an independent opinion in a group discourse. Supporting the project the PinchukArtCentre serves as an open platform aiming to help young talented artists to use their intellectual and creative resources and expand their knowledge thanks to the exchange of experiences and research processes applied in both countries.

The RUTARUNA project was initiated by educational actor, cultural innovator Ulf Stålhandske (Sweden) and artist, educational actor Tetyana Goryushina. This project is financed by the Swedish institute and supported by the PinchukArtCentre.

Ukrainian participants include Zhenia Chaikovska, Sasha Kurmaz, Maria Kulykivska, Anna Voitenko, Vova Vorotnov, Tetiana Nepomniashcha, Sergiy Radkevych,
Sasha Dolgyi, Iryna Kudrya, Pavel Yurov
. Among Sweden artists are: Jaqueline Shabo, Jonas Gazell, Anna Johansson, Alexandra Larsson, Jens Lindqvist, Johan Larsson, David Tuden, Amanda Selinder, Adina Almén, Josefin Andersson. 

The first part of the project will be held in Kyiv (Ukraine) from June 17 till June 23, the second one in Sigtuna (Sweden) from August 9 till August 16.

The experts who will work with the artists in Kyiv are: Bjorn Geldhof, Deputy artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre; Igor Isichenko, researcher, lecturer;  Alevtina Kakhidze, artist, curator; Tatiana Kochubinska, participant of the Curatorial Platform of the PinchukArtCentre; Ludmila Komarnitskaya, an independent curator; Tamara Martsenyuk, sociologist, university teacher, gender expert; and Nadia Parfan, urbanist, curator, activist.

As an expected product of the workshop, the results of the artists’ investigations will be presented by the groups in two sequences, first in Kyiv, Ukraine and then in Sigtuna (Sweden). Artists’ researches and activities will be documented and summarized in the form of a catalogue (edited in Kyiv) and a video (produced in Sigtuna).

Official website of the project: