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PAC-Talk: Shock as Artistic Strategy Food for Thought in collaboration with CSM

1 April 2013

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, the PinchukArtCentre in partnership with
CSM (Foundation CCA) invites to the fifth PAC-Talk: Shock as Artistic Strategy. This edition of Food for Thought will begin at 19:00 on the 6th floor of the PinchukArtCentre. Admission is free.   

From the earliest years till present day provocation and shock have been parts of artistic strategies which artists have employed as sometimes a conscious gesture toward the viewer or toward society as a whole. Provocation could be seen as something that intends change: from the canons of art to a viewer’s perception of art, and from the society and its view of itself to the commercial success of artists.
Food for thought will focus on how artist today are dealing with the idea of shock and provocation in their work and more importantly how it is perceived from the audience point of view. Is the audience still sensitive towards this or have they grown accustomed? Is the question of shock and provocation something which has lost its power to change?
Artist and author Yevhenia Belorusets, Director of CSM, editor-in-chief of the KORYDOR online magazine Kateryna Botanova, artist Sergiy Bratkov, Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre Björn Geldhof, and Head of Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum Dmitry Ozerkov will lead the PAC-Talk.

PAC-Talk: Food for Thought is a program line within the PinchukArtCentre’s educational platform which is organized in partnership with CSM, Kyiv, Ukraine. It offers regular panel discussions between leading Ukrainian and international professionals from different fields and disciplines related to art. It is a forum to create a thought-provoking exchange and insight into the Ukrainian art within the global context offering a reflection on actual questions in society with connection to the PinchukArtCentre exhibitions.

Taking into account a limited number of seats, we kindly ask you to register for the event in advance by calling +38 044 590-08-58 or via e-mail

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