Festivities Are Cancelled!
Exhibition by curatorial collective Hudrada
“UFO” at metro Lybidska (Ukrainian Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information) 20.10.17 – 26.11.17
Emanuel Almborg (Sweden), Babi Badalov (France), Yevgenia Belorusets, Nikita Kadan, Pavel Khailo, Zhanna Kadyrova, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Lesia Khomenko, Yuri Leiderman, Lada Nakonechna, Oleksandr Ranchukov, Deimantas Narkevičius (Lithuania), Andriy Sagaydakovsky, Olia Sosnovskaya, Alexander Ugay (Kazakhstan), Yana Volkova, Anna Zvyagintseva.
The exhibition at “UFO,” the Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information in Kyiv near the Lybidska metro station is filled with artistic statements about the crisis of political imagination that distances our era from a revolutionary state, while the revolutionary power of despair and negativity brings us closer. The exhibition at “UFO” isthe last chance to see the modernist interior of the institute the way it was designed by architects Florian Yuriev and Lev Novikov in 1964; after the exhibition the building will undergo a complete renovation.
Hudrada is an interdisciplinary curatorial group. Hudrada does not sanction, but rather exposes and strengthensthe contradictions that arise in curatorial work.Members of the group that worked on the exhibition Festivities Are Canceled!: Yevgenia Belorusets,Kateryna Badianova, Dana Kosmina, Vasyl Lozynski, Lada Nakonechna, Lesia Khomenko.
Photo – Daryna Nikolenko.
Organized by Visual Culture Research Center (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Partners: British Council / Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, ERSTE Foundation, European Cultural Foundation, International Renaissance Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation.