31 December 2018—17 March 2019
On January 31, at 7 PM, IZOLYATSIA invites to the opening of the video-series project Armed and Dangerous curated by Kateruna Filyuk and Mykola Ridnyi. The project reflects on the ambiguous state of Ukrainian society undergoing an external intervention and internal disruptive movements.
Armed and Dangerous is a project-platform that brings together a group of artists and film directors working on the intersection of contemporary art and experimental cinema. Artist Mykola Ridnyi proposed that the project take the form of a video series devoted to the militarisation of society and, in particular, the attitude of youth to violence and weapons. The staged and documentary scenes were shot during parties, walks, and everyday situations around the city, which the author and his friends encountered. These scenes form the basis of the first episodes in the series. The images attempt to reflect the fragile condition of Ukrainian society, which is undergoing external military intervention in the East whilst also experiencing internal disruptions caused by ultra-right movements. The subject seeking an emancipated society in an aggressively conservative environment is reflected in the interrelation of everyday life, the Internet and cinema.
Piotr Armianovski, Stanislav Bytiutskyi, Oksana Kazmina, Alina Kleitman, Valentina Petrova, Oleksandr Protyah, Oleksiy Radynsky, Daniil Revkovskiy, Mykola Ridnyi, Oleksandr Telyuk, Anna Sherbina, Fantastic Little Splash
Kateruna Filyuk and Mykola Ridnyi
: January 31, at 7 PM
: IZONE Creative Community; 8 Naberezhno-Luhova St.; Floor 2
YermilovCentre is established in March 2012, YermilovCentre of Modern Art is currently one of the largest and most dynamic centres of modern art in Ukraine. YermilovCentre is located in the main building of Karazin Kharkiv National University. The university has 20th century architectural heritage listed building. The centre interior space design project was created by Kharkiv designers Ihor Ostapenko, Inna Pedan, Andrii Hvorostyanov. The 1500 sq.m. multilayer two-floor space of the centre provides unique opportunities for creating and presenting art projects.
IZOLYATSIA is a cultural platform founded in Donetsk in 2010 and relocated to Kyiv in June 2014 after the military occupation of its premises. The foundation’s mission is to inspire positive change in Ukraine by using culture as an instrument. IZOLYATSIA has carried out over forty international projects, supporting socially responsive artists and creative producers in Kyiv, throughout Ukraine, and worldwide, as well as serving as a resource for international curators, scholars, artists and ambassadors. IZOLYATSIA has three intertwined directions of activity: art, education and projects geared at activating Ukraine’s creative sector
The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation is a state-owned institution created in 2017 in correspondence with the Law of Ukraine with aim to facilitate development of culture and arts in Ukraine, to provide favourable environment for development of intellectual and spiritual potential of individuals and society, wide access for the citizens to national cultural heritage, to support cultural diversity and integration of the Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space. The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation supports projects through a competitive selection process. Activities of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation are guided and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.