28/10/2022

3D installation ‘Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed’. Show recording and online talk about monumental art

The 3D installation "Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed" became one of the highlights of the UK/Ukraine Season of Culture this summer.
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The audiovisual work created based on photographs by Yevhen Nikiforov and his documentary project “Ukrainian Soviet Mosaic” (2013-2021) with musical accompaniment by the Ukrainian duo Ptakh_Jung was projected onto the facade of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

The show recording is now available for those who could not enjoy the installation live.

The installation was created by the Ukrainian Institute and the Rock’ n’ Light studio team with the support of the British Council. The organisers share more details about the project in a short video:

On the event’s last day, the lecture “Between Two Fires: Monumental Art in Ukraine” (in English) was held by art historian and curator Lizaveta Herman, together with photographer and monumental art researcher Yevhen Nikiforov.

The online talk is devoted to the history of Ukrainian monumental art, its disputable status in contemporary culture, and research challenges. The speakers drew the listeners’ special attention to the destruction of art objects by Russian shelling of civilian objects in various cities of Ukraine.

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