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See Ukraine

Opening 6 November 20:00 

06 - 11/11/2018



The contemporary Ukrainian art exhibition will be presented by curator Oleksandr Mykhed at the LOVAAS Projects on 6th November at 20.00.


The “Empty Pedestal” exhibition, set up to enhance the dialogue with the cinematographers’ documentary vision includes works by Kostiantyn Zorkin, Yevhen Nikiforov, Oleksandr Navrotskyi, Yulia Chervinska, Ihor Chekachkov, Valerii Miloserdov, Maria Plotnikova, Serhiy Radkevych as well as a selection of archive photographs by Mark Zalizniak (1893 – 1982), an Eastern Ukraine-born amateur photographer, showing a new dimension of pertinence in the current context. 


Where does Ukraine stand in the fight between “re-communization” and “de-communization” and what are the country’s intentions when it comes to its own empty pedestals? German historian Dr. Franziska Davies, the journalist and civil rights activist Mr. Maksym Butkevych as well as the writer and art curator Mr. Oleksandr Mykhed are going to talk about it  during the discussion “Ukraine: In Search of a Post-Communist Identity”. Mr. Volodymyr Yermolenko, philosopher and writer, will moderate the discussion.


 “See Ukraine: An Empty Pedestal” by the Docudays IHRDFF arrives in Munich on November 6-11 2018. It is a cultural diplomacy project, incorporating film screenings with the participation of filmmakers, contemporary art exhibitions and public discussions providing more context on Ukraine’s ongoing transformations. 


The festival’s film programme includes four celebrated documentaries, presenting a fleshed-out look of contemporary Ukraine. “No Obvious Signs” by Alina Horlova, “Delta” by Oleksandr Techynskyi, “The Cacophony of the Donbas” by Igor Minaiev, “Dixieland” by Roman Bondarchuk. Screenings will traditionally be followed by Q&A sessions with the films’ creators.


The Monopol Kino cinema hall will host film screenings at 18.30, Schleißheimer Straße 127.

The Ludwig Maximilians Universität will provide the venue for open discussions, Leopoldstraße 13, Raum 2U 0. 6th November, 18.00

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