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Public Programme of Video-Series Exhibition Armed & Dangerous

From January 31 to March 17, as part of the Armed and Dangerous project, there will be a public programme including a series of cinema screenings, discussions and lectures. The exhibition is devoted to the issue of the militarization of Ukrainian society and, in particular, the attitude of youth to violence and weapons. The project participants portray the fragile state of the contemporary Ukrainian society that is undergoing an external military intervention and experiencing internal disruptive movements caused by ultra-right activists.


Armed and Dangerous: Behind the Scenes

On February 1, at 7PM, as part of the Armed and Dangerous project, artists and authors of series will discuss the video-series project.

During the event, there will be a discussion with the participants of the project Armed and Dangerous. Artists will tell more about their own works, about the course of events during the filming and will talk generally about the problem of the growth of right-radical views in modern Ukrainian society.

Participants of the discussion:

  • Piotr Armianovski is a performer and director. He studied under Yevhen Chystoklietov, Marina Abramović, Janusz Bałdyga. He is a winner of DocudaysUA Film Festival and Open Night in Kyiv, MyStreetFilms in Slavutych; a participant in the exhibitions Ukraine: Learning from a Good Neighbour 1918-2018,  Passenger in TonHalle, Munich (2018), Permanent Revolution, Museum Ludwig , Budapest (2018), Olympics-1984 in Donetsk, Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv (2016), and others.
  • Elias Parvulesco is a film director and researcher. He is the creator of the films dendro dreams (2018; together with Teta Tsybulnyk), ATOMOPOLIS. Assembling Utopia (2016; together with Stanislav Menzelevskyi and Anna Onufrienko), The Pink Map (2016), and others. His works were shown at the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, the Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, the Gray Cube Exhibitions, the Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv (2018) and Today We will not Meet, Closer, Kyiv (2015), and others.
  • Oksana Kazmina is a director of documentary films and an artist. Together with artist Anatoly Belov, she founded a project about physicality, Body Practices. Together with artist AntiGonna, she has founded collective OKCAHAS. The collective’s work considers  female physicality and sexuality. With their film Zarosli, the collective participated in the Pornfilmfestival Berlin, the Queer Woche Festival in Leipzig, the Tel Aviv Queer Film Festival and the Antwerp Queer Festival. Oksana Kazmina participated in the exhibitions A Space of One’s Own, PinchukArtCenter (2018), Kyiv International - Kyiv Biennial Kyiv School (2015), Odessa Biennale (2017), and others.
  • Alina Kleitman is an artist working with video, installation and sculpture. She participated in the exhibitions A Space of One’s Own, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (2018), Permanent Revolution, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2018), Riga Photo Biennale (2018).
  • Oleksiy Radynsky is a documentary director and publicist. He is a member of the Visual Culture Research Center. His films were presented at the festivals in Oberhausen, DOK Leipzig, the Odessa International Film Festival, 86, Docudays, etc., and were featured at the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), e-flux (New York), and S A V V Y Contemporary (Berlin).
  • Daniil Revkovskiy is an artist working with sociological research objects. The artist creates projects structuring and rethinking materials seen in and collected from urban space, archives and social networks. He created a number of projects in co-authorship with Andriy Rachinskiy. In 2018, they were nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize. Together with Rachinskiy, Daniil Revkovskiy’s works were shown in the solo exhibitions Soot, Gallery Artsvit, Dnipro (2018), War of Inscriptions, Small Gallery of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (2016) and others.
  • Mykola Ridnyi is an artist and film director. In 2005, he became a co-founder of the SOSka group. He acted as a curator of a number of international projects in Ukraine, such as After the Victory (YermilovCenter, Kharkiv, 2014), New History (SOSka group, Kharkiv Art Museum, 2009) and others. Since 2017, he was a co-editor of the online magazine on arts, culture, and society, Prostory. His works were exhibited at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the V-A-C foundation in Moscow, and others. His films were shown at Transmediale, Berlin (2019), Kasseler Dokfest (2018), DocudaysUA, Kyiv (2016) and others.
  • Anna Sherbina is an artist and craft-woman. She works with different media, including painting, video, and audio installations. Anna Sherbina is a co-founder and member of the ЙОД Group (2013-2015) and of the Specific Dates Collective (2015-2017). The artist lives and works in Kyiv. She participated in the exhibitions A Space of One’s Own, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (2018), Textus, Visual Culture Cente, Kyiv (2017) and others.


Kateryna Filyuk is a co-curator of the Armed and Dangerous exhibition.

February 1 (Friday); 7 PM
Creative Community IZONE; the 2nd floor
8 Naberezhno-Luhova St. (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Entry is free




The Participation of Young People in Far-Right Movements

On February 7, at 7PM, as part of the Armed and Dangerous project, Anna Hrytsenko will talk about  extreme right movements in Ukraine.

During the lecture, Anna Hrytsenko, a researcher on far right movements, will outline the process of mobilizing young people in extreme right movements, something which has been observed in Ukraine in recent years. Can we talk about a new political mood? How do teenagers get involved in hate crimes? What are the unique benefits offered to them?

Anna Hrytsenko is a researcher of extreme right movements; graduated from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the Faculty of Sociology. Research interests are right radicalism and gender studies. Co-author of the publication Gender, Religion and Nationalism in Ukraine.

February 7 (Thursday); 7 PM
Creative Community IZONE; the 4th floor, Studio 1
8 Naberezhno-Luhova St. (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Entry is free


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


The Glitch Effect: the Art of the 1990s, Television and Video Art

On February 21, at 7PM, as part of the Armed and Dangerous project, the lecture Kateryna Yakovlenko will talk about the video experiments of Ukrainian artists and analyze some of the works. There will be a screening.

In the early 1990s, Ukrainian artists got their hands on video cameras, and they began to experiment with the genre. The Ukrainian artists were fascinated by the idea of ​​working on the edge of visual art and cinema. In the early years of the decade, works were created that appealed to visual culture, the aesthetics of television and world cinema, as well as issues of documentation, truth and lies. One of the most striking examples of that time was Vasyl Tsagolov, who conceptualised his work as Solid Television.

Kateryna Yakovlenko is a member of the PinchukArtCentre Research Platform, a publicist, co-author of the PARCOMMUNE book. She contributes to the publications and Bird in Flight.

February 21 (Thursday), 7 PM
Creative Community IZONE; the 2nd floor
8 Naberezhno-Luhova St. (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Entry is free


Causes of Militarization: How does the War Appear in the Mind of Ukrainians?

On March 2, at 7PM, as part of the Armed and Dangerous project, the lecture Kateryna Yakovlenko will be an event by main media partner, media-platform Zaborona.

It is already the fifth year of the war in eastern Ukraine. During this time, many have noticed that outside the military zone, in ‘peaceful cities’, the war is not visible. But the longer the war continues, the more it is visible in discourse, changes in rhetoric, culture, appearance. During this discussion, the participants will consider how the war penetrates private life and what this leads to.


  • Vyacheslav Likhachev
  • Alexey Gritsenko


Katerina Sergatskova is a journalist, editor-in-chief of the media project Zaborona.

March 1 (Friday), 7 PM
Creative Community IZONE; the 4th floor, Studio 2
8 Naberezhno-Luhova St. (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Entry is free; but, please, fill in the form



On March 14, at 7PM, as part of the Armed and Dangerous project, there will be special screenings of works by artists Anna Scherbina and Valentina Petrova as part of the video-series exhibition Armed and Dangerous.

In the new series, the sisters of the sisterhood of St. of Mary of Egypt are armed and dangerous, fighting for unequal rights and painting their nails. In a world full of hardships, temptations and distortions, they have to stand up to a duel with deviant marginals, or to lose painfully, filling up a colony of human garbage. Will these beautiful and brave women be able to save traditional family values ​​from the threats of the outside world?  Everything will become clear after watching the new series of Armed and Dangerous.


  • Anna Shcherbina is an artist. Works with various media: from painting to video and audio installations; a co-founder and member of ЙОД groups (2013-2015) and the Team of Specific Dates (2015-2017). She has participated in exhibitions: A Space of One’s Own,, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (2018), Textus, Center of Visual Culture, Kyiv (2017), etc.
  • Valentyna Petrova is an artist and a feminist. The artist works with such topics as overcoming the patriarchal representation of the female body and the search for new ways of representing it. Althoug, the artist works with themes of poverty, work and violence.

March 14 (Thursday), 7 PM
Creative Community IZONE; the 4th floor, Studio 2
8 Naberezhno-Luhova St. (Kyiv, Ukraine)
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. 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.