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

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On Saturday, January 16, at 5 pm, as part of the CRAWLING BORDER project by IZOLYATSIA, poet Andriy Lyubka and philosopher Taras Liutyi will participate in a discussion Real and Imaginary: Limes of the Civilisation, Border of the State, Line of Demarcation.

Russian aggression has put an end to the European principle of border inviolability, while the migration crisis has challenged the absence of borders inside EU. Ukraine is currently going through a stage of uncertainty, discussing the possibility of building a wall in the East and at the same time applying for visa-free regime with the European Union, the first step towards the abolition of borders. A philosopher and a poet will talk about the phenomenon of borders, analysing the real political map of Europe and the imaginary geopoetic maps inside our own minds.

Andriy Lyubka is a Ukrainian poet, translator and essayist, curator of literary festivals Kyivski Lavry and Meridian Czernowitz. Laureate of several poetry awards, Lyubka has participated in literary residencies in Poland, Latvia and Austria. Poems by Lyubka have been translated into eight languages.

Taras Liutyi is a Ukrainian philosopher and writer, representative of the younger generation of Kyiv school of philosophy. Liutyi is the author of over 40 academic papers, including three monographs dealing with history of philosophy and philosophical anthropology.

The event will take place at 8 Naberezhno-Luhova Street, Second floor.

The exhibition CRAWLING BORDER — Georgia’s pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial — will be held at IZOLYATSIA until January 20, 2016.

The event is made possible with the support of the Human Rights Fund of the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine.


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