16 August | 5 pm • National Academy of Arts of Ukraine • Curatorial tour of the project "Concentration of the Will" with Andriy Sydorenko and Iryna Yatsyk
The curatorial tour will reveal the story behind the large-scale exhibition project, which is being held in the spaces of the three organising institutions - the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, the M17 Contemporary Art Centre and the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, as well as unveil the content and artistic form of the works of art presented within the NAA of Ukraine exhibition space. The exhibition at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine showcases photos, videos, paintings, graphics, and a series of documentary short films "Culture vs War" by the "Watch Ukrainian!" («Дивись українське!») Association about famous Ukrainian artists who stood up for Ukraine.
The idea of the project is to show how contemporary art reveals the Ukrainian vision of willpower, that mental force that helps today in the liberation fight of the Ukrainian people against Russian aggression. About the curators:
Andriy Sydorenko is an artist, curator, and art researcher who combines work in his own studio with participation in exhibitions, curating and art criticism in Ukraine and abroad. Senior Researcher at the Department of Art of New Technologies of the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. PhD Candidate in Art History.
Iryna Yatsyk is an art historian, art critic, curator, and author of scientific publications on the challenges of project work in the field of culture, performative practices of Ukrainian artists, art in public space, etc. She is a researcher at the Department of History and Theory of Culture of the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. She is a regular contributor to the periodical ArtКурсив.