‘Revolutionize’ exhibition openingExhibitions

‘Revolutionize’ exhibition opening

A contemporary art exhibition ‘Revolutionize’ opens on November 21st at Mystetskyi Arsenal. It is an international research and exhibition project that brings together art and museum institutions from Ukraine and the Netherlands. 

30 contemporary artists and art groups from 15 countries through the language of installation, painting, multimedia, video and photo speak about the revolutionary events, and analyze the revolution as a social phenomenon. The project explores the abilities of art in times of crisis. A personal, critical, and retrospective view focuses on a special historical event – the Revolution of Dignity. 

The works of such artists will be shown at the exhibition: Francis Alÿs (BE), Lara Baladi (EG), James Beckett (ZA), Maksym Bilousov (UA), Marinus Boezem (NL), Adelita Husni-Bey (IT), Irina Botea (RO), Nazar Bilyk (UA), Latifa Echakhch (MA), Harun Farocki (CZ), Jack Goldstein (CA), Hamza Halloubi (MA), Yuriy Hrytsyna (UA), Iman Issa (EG), Illya Isupov (UA), Alevtina Kakhidze (UA), Lesia Khomenko (UA), Sasha Kurmaz (UA), Dariia Kuzmych (UA), Cristina Lucas (ES), Basim Magdy (EG), Lev Manovich (RU), Olexa Mann (UA), Olaf Nicolai (GE), Maria Plotnikova (UA), Leticia Ramos (BR), Vlada Ralko (UA), Fernando Sanchez Castillo (ES), Wolfgang Tillmans (GE), Mona Vatamanu (RO) &Florin Tudor (RO), Vova Vorotniov (UA), Pavel Wolberg (RU). With the participation of the Planning for Protest, Mystetskyi Barbican, Strike Poster, Piotr Armianovski, Aftermath VR: Euromaidan. ​​ The exhibition also presents artifacts from the National Museum of the Revolution of Dignity collection.

The exhibition opening –  November 21 at 19:00.

On November 22 the exhibition work hours – 11:00 -20:00

On November 21-22 admission is free for all visitors.

On November 21 at 20:30 the performance by the German conceptualist Olaf Nikolai ‘IN THE WOODS THERE IS A BIRD…’ will take place at Mystetskyi Arsenal. Life performance featuring Dmytro Pashynskyi (clarinet).

Project curators: Kateryna Filyuk (Ukraine), Nathanja van Dijk (Netherlands). 

Exhibition architecture studioBASAR (RO)

Organizers: National Art and Culture Museum Complex ‘Mystetskyi Arsenal’, National Memorial Complex of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred – Museum of the Revolution of Dignity, ‘A Tale of a Tub’ Foundation (Netherlands).

The project is implemented with support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.

National Art and Culture Museum Complex ‘​​​​Mystetskyi Arsenal’​​​​ is a flagship Ukrainian cultural institution that aims to promote the modernization of Ukrainian society and the integration of Ukraine into the world context, basing on the value potential of culture. Synthesis and development of contemporary art, new music, theater, literature and museum spheres are made through exhibition projects and activities of the laboratories. Thus, various arts are developing and enriching each other, while artistic and professional communities find points of intersection and mutual reinforcement. Mystetskyi Arsenal also serves as a platform for interaction with the world’s cultural community through joint cultural projects.

National Memorial Complex of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred – Museum of the Revolution of Dignity​​ is a multi-purpose cultural and educational center. The museum keeps, studies and presents a collection of historical objects related to the movement for freedom, in particular with the Revolution of Dignity, previous Maidans and recent revolutions abroad. Also, it disseminates experience and memory of national and personal freedom, dignity and human rights in Ukraine and in the world. As well as encourages public initiatives for the establishment of democratic values in Ukraine.

A Tale of a Tub​​ is an exhibition-space based in Rotterdam. It is committed to supporting developments in contemporary art and to investigate their meaning within today’s society. A Tale of a Tub offers a testing ground for ideas stemming from the practices of artists, curators and theorists.

The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation​​ is a state-owned institution created in 2017 in correspondence with the Law of Ukraine with aim to facilitate development of culture and arts in Ukraine, to provide favourable environment for development of intellectual and spiritual potential of individuals and society, wide access for the citizens to national cultural heritage, to support cultural diversity and integration of the Ukrainian culture into the world cultural space. Activities of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation are guided and coordinated by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.