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Program of events at the PinchukArtCentre

3 April 2013

Light and Shadow through Camera Lens class as part of Walking-Talking educational program for children

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 14:00, the PinchukArtCentre invites 10 to 12 year old children to join a class entitled Light and Shadow through Camera Lens. This will be the fourth Walking –Talking class of the Discover the World of Contemporary Art series designed to help young art centre visitors analyze and understand contemporary art.

This lesson will become a research journey for young participants. Kids will be offered a chance to try themselves as hunters chasing elusive phenomena of light and shadow hidden in the works of art of the current exhibitions. Using cameras and under the guidance of artist Maria Kulikova and the PinchukArtCentre’s guide Liudmyla Bulanova, children will try to "catch" shadows of the art objects, visitors, artists and ideas. During lessons children will take their own pictures and use them to analyze the importance, functions and peculiarities of light and shadow.

Together with artist Maria Kulikovska and tour guide Lyudmila Bulanova children will be able to analyze how the art objects presented at the exhibitions impact their artistic works.

All participants are advised to bring their own cameras with them.

The class will start at 14:00 in the reception area on the 2nd floor of the art centre.

Attention! Only those who participated in three previous classes may register for this event in order to complete the course.

Walking - Talking is a new education program for children ages 10 to 12. Young art centre visitors will be participating in specially designed investigative tours of the exhibitions that will help them better understand art objects.

Scheduled Walking-Talking classes:
April 13, April 20.

Saturday Talk  “Ideas of Mysticism in Contemporary Art”

On Saturday, April 6, at 15:00 the PinchukArtCentre invites to attend Saturday Talk Ideas of Mysticism in Contemporary Art. How the ideas of mysticism articulated by philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages are reflected in the modern world? What is the connection between the works of Hieronymus Bosch and creativity of the Chapman Brothers? In that way today’s controversial topics are being disclosed by Chapman Brothers in their art projects? These and other questions form a core of the discussion about deep ideas that Jake and Dinos Chapman, as well as other artists of their generation, work with.

The talk will be hosted by Yana Volkova, philosopher and visual research theorist, and Lizaveta German, participant of the PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform.

The event will take place at 15:00 on the 3rd floor, exhibition of Jake & Dinos Chapman.

The discussion will take place within the framework of the first solo exhibition of Jake & Dinos Chapman in Ukraine titled “Chicken”. At the centre of the exhibition stands the major new installation entitled, The Sum of all Evil (2013) that forms a synthesized reflection upon the central themes such as the Holocaust, violence, and death. Alongside this, the exhibition will include a number of iconic works by the Chapman brothers whose sharp subversive humour and unbridled aggression provokes controversy and questions moral contemporary taboos.

The exhibition will be open from February 16 till April 21, 2013 in the PinchukArtCentre. Admission is Free.

Upcoming PAC Saturday Talks:
April 13: Saturday Talk
April 20: Saturday Talk

Theme Tour “The Concept of Irony: Kierkegaard and Post-War Art”

On Saturday, April 6, at 17:00 the PinchukArtCentre invites all visitors to participate in a Thematic Tour “The Concept of Irony: Kierkegaard and Post-War Art” which is intended to help understand art objects presented within solo show of the Chapman Brothers and “Collection Platform 4: Emotion and Technology” exhibition.

The use of irony is one of the most important artistic practices in post-war art. Artists are increasingly involved as critics of modern society, and the main weapon of their criticism is mocking and expressing cynical attitude to the established social practices and values. History of irony can be traced back to Socrates - it is his lack of knowledge was the first form of reflexive and ironic distancing from reality. Through the concept of Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher of the 19th century, the thematic tour will outline the ways in which contemporary artists such as Chapman brothers, Sergei Bratkov, and Jeff Koons use irony.

The event starts at 17:00 on the 2nd floor of the art centre, reception area. The tour will be guided by Arseniy Tarasov, the PinchukArtCentre’s tour guide.

Thematic tours can be arranged on request for schools and universities.

Family Sundays – Sunday art classes at the PinchukArtCentre

On Sunday, April 7, at 14:00 PinchukArtCentre invites all children aged 7 through 9 to a special Family Sunday class Artist-Researcher.

This time young art centre visitors will find out how artists combine science and art in their practice. Children will analyze research works, presented at the "Collection Platform 4: Emotions and technology." During the practical part of the class, kids together with artist Kateryna Vronska and PinchukArtCentre’s tour guide Olga Shyshlova will create their own projects - "Poem Tree" and "Boundaries Study."

Family Sunday starts at 14:00 on the 6th floor in the SkyArtCafe’s video-lounge.

Meanwhile, parents can join one of the regular exhibition tours led by qualified PinchukArtCentre guides.

Maximum number of children in the group is 20. Registration is mandatory.

Scheduled Family Sunday classes:
4 – 6 years: 14 April;
7 – 9 years: 21 April.

Theme Tour “Aesthetics of Ugliness”

On Sunday, April 7, at 17:00 PinchukArtCentre invites thematic tour “Aesthetics of Ugliness.”

In the history of art from – from the ancient times to the avant-garde epoch – the aesthetic category of ugliness was manifested in different ways: as a consequence of imperfection or sin in reality, or as a simple asymmetry. During the tour participants will analyze manifestations of “ugliness” in the works of Tony Oursler and Chapman brothers.

The event starts at 17:00 on the 2nd floor of the art centre, reception area. The tour will be guided by Kateryna Churikova, the PinchukArtCentre’s tour guide.

Thematic tours can be arranged on request for schools and universities.

Registered event attendees will have priority entry to the art centre without queuing. To register in advance and receive additional information, please use the contact information below:
Tel.: +38 044 590-08-58
E-mail: [email protected]

For attention of the Mass Media:
for any details regarding the accreditation for photo and video shooting of the event, please contact Press Office by e-mailing to: [email protected]

Press-office of the PinchukArtCentre
Тel: +380 44 494 11 48,
E-mail: [email protected]