Russian illegal prison on IZOLYATSIA premises has been operational for 10 years.

Witnesses of the Apocalypse. Discussion on Ultra-Right Violence against Cultural and Educational Events

On February 17, at 4PM, as part of the Armed and Dangerous project, there will be a public discussion where each participant will recall their own experiences and memories of encountering far right violence, will try to analyse the general situation.

The name of the discussion firstly refers to the Witnesses of the End column in the online publishing Update, in which the researcher of extreme right movements, Anna Hrytsenko, collects news about the activities of the Ukrainian radicals. Secondly, the name refers to the personal experiences of everyone who will participate in the discussion. They have been direct witnesses to the violent actions of the Ukrainian far-right representatives in relation to the certain artistic projects and some artistic objects.


  • Lilia Omelyanenko is a co-founder of publishing house Vydavnytstvo;
  • Oleksandr Sosnovskyy is a manager of Platform Tu;
  • Valeria Zubatenko is a member of the gender discussion club at Kiev's Dragomanov University and the co-curator of exhibition Disciplinary Acts;
  • Yustyna Kravchuk is a member of the Visual Culture Research Center, researcher;
  • Olena Shevchenko is a human rights defender and educator whose focuses are  LGBTQI+ rights and women's rights; a co-founder and head of an Insight LGBTQ NGO.


Hanna Tsyba, a researcher, Contemporary Arts and Culture Studies, curator.

February 17 (Sunday); 4 PM
Everyone will receive the information about the place of the event after filling in the registration form
Entry is free


On January 31, at 7 PM, IZOLYATSIA invites to the opening of the video-series project Armed and Dangerous. 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. From January 31 to March 17, as part of the project, there will be a public programme including a series of cinema screenings, discussions and lectures.