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Main pageNewsThe PinchukArtCentre’s Research platform to present an electronic version of the book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon"

The PinchukArtCentre’s Research platform to present an electronic version of the book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon"

8 May 2017

On 15 May, at 7 p.m., the PinchukArtCentre will present an electronic version of the book “Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" that will become the first large-scale published research of the art centre, and will be dedicated to the famous Kyiv squat “Parcommune”. The publication is a result of work of the Research Platform team that aims to generate a living archive of Ukrainian Art from the early 80ties till present. The presentation will take place on the 6th floor of the PinchukArtCentre, in the video lounge. 

The book includes articles that reveal the squat’s history, analyse exhibition activities of its members and explore the importance of Parcommune as a phenomenon in whole. All the information is presented in the historic context of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and supported with archival materials collected by the Research Platform team from the Ukrainian art scene figures.  

Following the presentation, the electronic version of the book will be available online. 

Participants of the event: Hanna Vasyk, head of programmes at the PinchukArtCentre; Tatiana Kochubinska, Research Platform curator; Tetyana Zhmurko and Kateryna Iakovlenko, researchers at the PinchukArtCentre; Kseniia Malykh, researcher and co-curator of the exhibition "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon"; Oleksandr Solovyov, curator, art critic, research consultant of the exhibition; Kostiantyn Doroshenbko, critic, historian and invited author; and Aliona Solomadina, the book designer.

The book "Parcommune. Place. Community. Phenomenon" has been based on the research that preceded an eponymous exhibition that was held in October 2016. The goal of the exhibition was to comprehend the phenomenon of a squat that was active in Kyiv between 1990 and 1994 on Paris Commune street (Mykhailivska st. today). The exhibition featured works, photographs, videos and archival materials relating to life and oeuvre of artists such as Illya Chichkan, Dmytro Dulfan, Oleg Golosiy, Oleksandr Hnylytskyi, Dmytro Kavsan, Oleksandr Klymenko, Yuri Solomko, Valeria Troubina, Vasyl Tsagolov, Leonid Vartyvanov and many others.

Publication of books and holding research exhibitions is a strategic activity of the art centre to explore the local artistic context, foster professional debate and invest in the intellectual product. An important element to this process is creation and development of a library at the art centre that allows experts and public access to materials, including archival items the work of the Research Platform is based upon.