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Программа событий в PinchukArtCentre на 26-27 апреля 2014 года

24 April 2014

Walking-Talking educational program for 11-12 year olds

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 14:00, the PinchukArtCentre invites 11-12 year olds to the session Walking–Talking, a concluding event within the framework of Jan Fabre exhibition that welcomes participants of free-attendance group and in-depth study group. 

All participant will be able to to share their understanding and impressions of the works presented within the solo show of the Belgian artist Jan Fabre dedicated to the Belgian colonial past. After the final viewing of the exhibition, children will participate in a tea party discussion and will watch videos about Congo’s nature and history that will enable them to compare reality with the ideas they developed over the number of classes dedicated to this exhibition.

The event will start at 14:00 in the reception area on the 2nd floor of the art centre and will be hosted by culture expert Liudmyla Bulanova-Duvalko.


Lecture “Post-colonialism, memory, nostalgia”

On Saturday, April 26, at 15:00, Nadia Chushak, researcher of memory, nostalgia, former Yugoslavia, post-socialism and youth protest movements, will give lecture entitled “Post-colonialism, memory, nostalgia”, offering a brief review of the transformations these notions endured over time, and illustrating the lecture with the examples of artistic and activist projects that help to communicate memories of the deliberately forgotten colonial past.  

The course “Post-colonial theory and de-colonial practice” is part of the first solo show in Eastern Europe by the Belgian artist Jan Fabre. The course is developed by the PinchukArtCentre’s educational department in partnership with invited expert lectures.

With his two-chapter exhibition Belgian artist Jan Fabre continues elaborating his critical reflections on the Belgium’s colonial past. The first chapter, entitled “Tribute to Belgian Congo”, is inspired by the enslavement of millions of Congolese and the atrocities committed against them as well as the greed of the colonialists, who stole as much as possible of the natural riches the country had to offer.

The second chapter of the exhibition, called “Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo”, deals with the absurdity and horror of what happened in the country in a more symbolical way, using both the iconography and imagery of paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. The works give artistic form to evil deeds and stand as an arresting critique of the folly that ensues when men lose their bearings in life.

Family Sundays – Art and Education class for children aged 7 through 9

On Sunday, March 23, at 12:00 the PinchukArtCentre invites children aged 7 to 9 years to a Family Sunday class Freedom in Art. Young art centre visitors will view the works of Jan Fabre dedicated to Belgium's colonial past. Later, the participants will discuss the issue of independence and freedom in art, as well the ways of self-expression.

As part of the session, children will also watch cartoon “Live toy” about a girl who “violently takes care” of a bunny that doesn’t want to be her “daughter”. The cartoon screening will be followed by a discussion on freedom and its possible limits. During the creative part of the event, children will create posters on freedom and human rights.

The event starts at 12:00 on the 5th floor of the art centre, in the Educational Room and will be hosted by artist Kateryna Vronska and the PinchukArtCentre’s guide Olga Shyshlova.

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.


Lecture “Africa of dreams and of reality”

On Sunday, April 27, at 15:00 there will take place lecture entitled “Africa of dreams and of reality” given by Natalia Romanova, art expert, senior lecturer of Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary University of Theatre, Film and Television, and lecture of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. The lecture will focus, among other, on the place of Africa’s monuments and artefacts in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Natalia Romanova: “There will be little of “reality” in this lecture, while there will be much more of “dreams” of the non-Arabic Africa of Nikolai Gumilev, Guillaume Apollinaire and Amadeo Modigliani.”

Theme Tour “Criticism or endorsment of the principles of anthropocentrism?”

On Sunday, April 27, at 17:00 the PinchukArtCentre invites thematic tour entitled “Criticism or endorsment of the principles of anthropocentrism?”, during which participants will turn to the basics of anthropocentrism and their relevance, analyzing Belgium 's colonial past .

Through the example of the works of the Belgian artist Jan Fabre presented in his series Tribute to Belgian Congo (2010-2013) and Tribute to Hiëronymus Bosch in Congo (2011-2013), the event participants will talk about the relevance of Protagoras’ thesis that “Man is the measure of all things”.  Poignancy of topics and radicality of the means of expression in contemporary art through the prism of idealistic postulates of anthropocentrism will form the basis of the analysis during this tour.

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

Theme 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]