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


6 December 2016 — 6 June 2017

IZOLYATSIA opens a new reading room on Podil and makes it available to everyone. The aim of the project is to create a cosy and fully equipped space for research. The reading room will be useful to all those interested in contemporary culture, art, urban studies, creative industries, etc. The new reading room has wi-fi and will be open daily, 10:30 AM to 6 PM.   

The reading room is being constantly updated, with new books arriving from contemporary Ukrainian publishers (“Kazimir Malevich. Kyivskyi period 1928-1930”, “Ukrainski mystsi Paryzha 1900-1939” – Rodovid) as well as Ukrainian and world periodicals (New Yorker, ArtReview, Art Forum, Art Ukraine, Politychna Krytyka). The collection also includes a number of specialised books on urban studies, history of curatorship, and design (“Art for All. The Colour Woodcut in Vienna around 1900” – Taschen, “Tatlin: New Art for a New World” – Hatje Cantz Verlag, “Sonia Delaunay: the life of an artist” – Harry N. Abrams Inc. Publishers, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating” by Hans Ulrich Obrist – Sternberg Press, “Boris Mikhailov: I've Been Here Once Before” – Hirmer Verlag).

Moreover, one of the project’s main objectives is to form a community around the Donbas studies in order to revive the discussion of the burning issues of the region in Ukrainian society and bring Donbas back into Ukraine’s humanities discourse. The reading room features many works in the field of the Donbas studies, including “In Wartime: Stories From Ukraine” (Penguin), “Zrozumity Donbas” (Dukh i Litera), “First Line” (IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives), “Kinematohrafichna Reviziya Donbasu” (Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre). 

The reading room is located at 12 Naberezhno-Luhova Street (Office), Second floor.

It is open Monday to Friday, 10:30 AM to 6 PM.  

For inquiries, please call +38 097 986 38 39.

Fine more about the Donbas studies library here.

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