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PinchukArtCentre and Meridian Czernowitz to hold poetical readings “the 300 Chinese men” on September 4

27 August 2013

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 19:00 PinchukArtCentre and International Literary Corporation Meridian Czernowitz invite to a poetry reading titled “the 300 Chinese men” in the framework of the exhibition "China China." The event is meant to continue a dialogue between art and literature, to demonstrate how they interplay, and to offer a fresh look at the exhibits thought unusual “text” optics. Literary events of the art center are held with the assistance of well-known poets and writers. Admission is free.

“China China” is a major group exhibition including eleven Chinese artists of different generations, focusing on the tension between individuality and collective thinking - a subject, which not only defined Chinese history and continuously shapes contemporary society but equally gains importance in the West.

At the event, combining text with performances and messages, leading authors from Ukraine and Europe will read poetry that harmoniously blends in with the topics and problems represented within exhibition “China China”. Readings will be held in Ukrainian, as well as source language with translation.

Readings participants:  Amir Or (Israel), Oles Ilchenko (Ukraine), Svitlana Povaliaieva (Ukraine), Serhii Zhadan (Ukraine), Michael Donhauser (Austria), Ann Cotten (Germany), Marion Poschmann (Germany), Hans Thill (Germany), Igor Pomerantsev (Great Britain), Kateryna Babkina (Ukraine), Marianna Kiyanovska (Ukraine), Iryna Vikyrchak (Ukraine), Mark Bielorusets (Ukraine), Nora Iuga (Romania), Е. А. Richter (Austria). Project curator: Kateryna Babkina (Ukraine).

Readings at the PinchukArtCentre is a starting point of the International Poetry Tour "Kyiv-Chernivtsi-Lviv-Berlin-Bremen" - a project of the International Literary Corporation Meridian Czernowitz, which is held in partnership with a number of cultural organizations and with the support of Kulturstiftung des Bundes. The tour will last from 4 to 25 September and will include literary events held in these cities, as well as in the trains Kyiv-Chernivtsi and Chernivtsi-Lviv.

Poetical Readings Programme:

 19:00, space with the work of Xu Zhen “Movement Field”

“Field of non-retreat”

Igor Pomerantsev

19:40, space with the work of Cao Fei “Eyeliner”

“Private space of light and tenderness”

Marianna Kiyanovska, Kateryna Babkina, Svitlana Povaliaieva


20:20, space with the work of Sun Yuan and Peng Yu “Seeing Is Not An Option”

«Gunshot and knife»

Serhii Zhadan

21:00, space with the work of Sun Yuan and Peng Yu “Teenager Teenager”

“Hard elements”

Hans Thill and Ann Cotten, translation – Serhii Zhadan

21:40, spaces with the works of Ai Weiwei “Fairytale” and “Rooted Upon”


Michael Donhauser, Е. А. Richter, Amir Or, Nora Iuga, Marion Poschmann, translation – Mark Bielorusets, Iryna Vikyrchak

22:20, space with the series of works of Zhao Yao "Spirit Above All"

“Journey above all”

Oles Ilchenko, Iryna Vikyrchak

Due to a limited number of seats we kindly ask to register beforehand by calling
+38 044 590-08-58 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

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Accreditation requests must be sent to [email protected]