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Program of events at the PinchukArtCentre 17– 21 April 2013

17 April 2013

Special discussion with artist Gleb Vysheslavsky at the PinchukArtCentre

On Wednesday, April 17, at 19:00, the PinchukArtCentre together with artist, art historian and contemporary art expert Gleb Vysheslavsky will hold a special discussion organized in the context of Sergey Bratkov’s exhibition “The Good Buys the Evil”.

With the works of Sergei Bratkov discussion participants will analyze the basic artistic principles of the Kharkiv School of Photography, as well as the stages of formation and key problems of development in the contemporary art of Ukrainian. The discussion will be moderated by Lizaveta German, participant of the PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform.

The event will take place 4th floor of the PinchukArtCentre in the space with the art works of Sergey Bratkov.

“The Good Buys the Evil” is the 9th PAC-UA project. The show includes 3 new works by Bratkov especially created for the PinchukArtCentre. The artist presents photography-based pieces with neon elements which reflect recent survey of the city as well as a recent video work. The show is open on the 4th floor in the PAC-UA space from March 27 till April 21, 2013.

Guided tour of Tony Oursler exhibition with Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre Bjorn Geldhof

On Thursday, April 18, at 19:00 Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre 
Bjorn Geldhof will guide a tour of the exhibition “agentic iced etcetera” by Tony Oursler. He will analyze art works presented at the show and explain artistic position of the artist.

The event will start on the 2nd floor of the art centre, next to the reception. The tour will be conducted in English without translation.

Tony Oursler’s exhibition “agentic iced etcetera” combines specially produced new works, including a Ukrainian speaking installation, with some of the most iconic pieces of the artist. Themes within the exhibition include chance in everyday life, endorphin fuelled relationships, and the tendency for magical thinking to name a few.  The human face and the way it simultaneously communicates and masks emotions is also a key theme in Oursler’s work.

The exhibition is open until April 21, 2013. Admission is Free. 


“Spell Your Name” screening at the PinchukArtCentre

On Friday, April 19, 2013, at 19:30 the PinchukArtCentre invites to watch a documentary about Holocaust in Ukraine Spell Your Name (2006)  directed by Sergey Bukovsky. The screening will be held in the context of the exhibition of Jake and Dinos Chapman and their work The Sum of all Evilbased on historical events including the discovery in Babi Yar (1941) of the Ukrainian mass grave where the Nazi occupier executed more than 30,000 Jews in just two days.

The documentary takes viewers on a journey of discovery, as the film director and three Ukrainian journalism students absorb the testimony of Jewish survivors who escaped brutal execution and those who rescued friends and neighbors during the Holocaust. The men and women featured in the film share the details of their experiences their experience, while a viewer is given a chance to see the terrible traces of the Nazi occupation left in the Ukrainian soil and in human souls.

The Sum of all Evil is a sequel to Chapmans’ epic nine-part installations, Hell (1999-2000) andFucking Hell (2008). The work is composed of a miniature landscape of concentration camps and mass graves in which thousands of hand-painted Nazi and skeletal soldiers commit murder, torture, rape, abuse and mutilation resulting in a fascinating catalogue of human horror.

Spell Your Name is produced by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Educationdirected by Sergey Bukovsky and executive-produced by Victor Pinchuk and Steven Spielberg.

Screening of the documentary will start at 19:30 on the 6th floor, at the SkyArtCafe video lounge. Due to limited number of seats advance registration is required. 


Appropriation of Appropriator’s Art class as part of Walking-Talking educational program for children

On Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 14:00, the PinchukArtCentre invites 10 to 12 year old children to join Walking –Talking class entitled Appropriation of Appropriator’s Art.

The class devoted to the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman will introduces children to the principle of borrowing - appropriation. Young participants will take part in a guided tour of the exhibition "Chicken" and will discuss the main ideas in the brothers’ practice. The main purpose of the event is to help children apply the principles of appropriation and motives from the large scale installationThe sum of All Evil to their own works. The outcome of the event will be hand-made mini-installations created by children according to the laws of a three-dimensional composition. ArtistMaria Kulikovska and the PinchukArtCentre’s guide Liudmyla Bulanova will host the event.

All participants are advised to bring a card box measuring 20х30 cm (minimum) and 5-10 Kinder Surprise figures to be used at the class.

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

Maximum number of children in the group is 10. Registration is mandatory.

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.


Saturday Talk “Artist as Stage Director of Space, Ideas and Processes”

On Saturday, April 20, at 15:00 the PinchukArtCentre invites to attend Saturday Talk “Artist as Stage Director of Space, Ideas and Processes”. In the context of the Collection Platform 4: Emotion and Technology exhibition, the talk participants will search for answers to the following questions: How powerful is art as a tool for changing an environment? How do an artist and an environment interact? What creative strategies are the most effective in the Ukrainian context?

The talk will be hosted by Vlad Troitsky, stage director and head of Contemporary Art Centre "DAH", organizer of GOGOLFEST multidisciplinary arts festival in Ukraine, and Oleksandr Mykhed, curator of the PinchukArtCentre’s literature program.

The event will take place at 15:00 on the 2nd floor, reception area.

Collection Platform 4: Emotion and Technology. The group exhibition includes 17 artists offering a selective view on two central and sometimes opposed notions in our lives: emotion and technology as they constantly define our perceptions of the world. The exhibition brings together works which evoke, express and unveil emotions with art pieces dealing with technology as a subject or a tool. The show offers a view on artistic practices focusing on the one hand on how those two notions come together, and on the other hand on the tension and opposition within them.

The exhibition presents the works by Ukrainian and international artists including Sergiy Bratkov, Ilya Chichkan, Gregory Crewdson, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, Martin Kobe, Jeff Koons, Oleg Kulik, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, Marc Quinn, Thomas Ruff, Jürgen Teller, Xavier Veilhan and Carsten Nicolai.



Thematic tour “Science and Art”

On Saturday, April 20, at 17:00 the PinchukArtCentre invites all visitors to participate in a Thematic Tour “Science and Art” which is intended to help visitor to understand from the scientific point of view selected objects from Tony Oursler exhibition as well as exhibits from “Collection Platform 4: Emotion and Technology”.

Scientific and technological advances have always been an integral part in art development. However, in recent decades, scientific achievements have been consistently incorporated within contemporary art, creating a separate line of art – “science art”.

The event starts at 17:00 on the 2nd floor of the art centre, reception area. The tour will be guided by Oleksandr Mykhed, curator of PinchukArtCentre’s literature program.

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


Family Sundays – Sunday art classes at the PinchukArtCentre

On Sunday, April 21, at 14:00 PinchukArtCentre invites all children aged 7 through 9 to a special Family Sunday class Conflict in Art.

During the class attention of young visitors will focus on the basics of composition and one of its main techniques - a conflict. Little artists will learn how to analyse works of art in terms of the conflict of lines, colors, space, concepts, and etc. After viewing some of the art objects presented at the exhibition “Collection Platform 4: Emotion and technology”, under the guidance of artist Kateryna Vronska and PinchukArtCentre’s tour guide Olga Shyshlova children will create collages, applying the newly acquired knowledge.

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.  



Thematic tour ““Mythological and Archetypal Characters in the Works of Tony Oursler”

On Sunday, April 21, at 17:00 PinchukArtCentre invites thematic tour “Mythological and Archetypal Characters in the Works of Tony Oursler”.

Theme tour participants will contemplate on the concept an archetype and analyze how the images of the past are reflected in contemporary art. In particular, they will focus on the characters of Tony Oursler’s video installations that originate from the associations and childhood memories, from the myths, fairy tales and religions of different nations.

The event starts at 17:00 on the 2nd floor of the art centre, reception area. The tour will be guided byTetiana Yarohova, 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
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