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

Around the end of the world or about the end of mankind

For the Giornata del Contemporaneo 2020 promoted by the Italian Ministry of Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and by Italian Ministry of Foreign Aairs and International Cooperation, IZOLYATSIA — Platform for Cultural initiatives, The Blank Contemporary Art (Bergamo) and the Italian Embassy in Ukraine and the Italian Cultural Institute in Kyiv will organize an artist talk by Gian Maria Tosatti at IZONE creative community. 

The talk will be focused on the upcoming installation Моє серце пусте, як дзеркало — одеський епізод, new chapter of the project My Heart is a Void, the Void is a Mirror, supported by the Italian Council (7th edition, 2019) program to promote Italian contemporary art on a global level by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism.

The talk will be moderated by the two curators of the project, Kateryna Filyuk and Alessandra Troncone and it will be focused on the research made by the artist in the months spent in Ukraine for the preparation of the installation.

The talk (in Italian and Ukrainian) can be followed live on Zoom and on the Facebook page of IZOLYATSIA.

The opening of the project will take place on the 14th of December at the Kuyalnyk lake, Odesa. 


  • Davide La Cecilia, Ambassador of Italy in Kyiv;
  • Stefano Raimondi, Director The Blank Contemporary Art; 
  • Kateryna Filyuk, Curator at IZOLYATSIA and curator of the project;
  • Alessandra, Curator of the project;
  • Gian Maria Tosatti, Artist.

Date: December 8th 
Time: 19:00 (GMT+2) 
Place: IZONE, Kyiv, Naberezhno-Lugova St, 8.

Please register, to take part in event offline. The number of offline participants is limited!