Docudays UA at PinchukArtCentre

02 July 2014

From 3 July until end of August 2014, the PinchukArtCentre and Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, supported by the National Oleksandr Dovzhenko Centre, invite to attend a lineup of public film screenings and discussions that will be held as part of “Fear and Hope” show - a group exhibition of three Ukrainian artists Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova and Artem Volokitin. All events will be taking place at the PinchukArtCentre. Participation is free.


“Fear and Hope” is an urgent artistic response to the new sociopolitical context of Ukraine formed by recent events in the country and ongoing crisis. Art works presented within the exhibition cover topics of memory, nostalgia and history, heritage and the role of media in the modern world, thus creating a platform for discussions that go beyond visual arts.


Public film screenings will help reveal the theme of the exhibition in a broader historical context, referring the viewer to the recent past Ukraine and going beyond a purely domestic background. Screenings will be followed by discussions featuring artists, critics, historians, theorists, political scientists, composers and etc.


On Thursday, 3 July, at 19:30 there will be screening of Back to the Square documentary. Together with the film director Petr Lom viewers will follow five people who have suffered injustice at the hands of the current post-revolutionary military regime in Egypt. Back to the Square It shows how the systematic use of violence and fear by Mubarak’s regime has continued essentially unchanged after the revolution. More than 12,000 protesters have been arrested by the army and secret police, sentenced by summary military tribunals, and often tortured. Shooting in Egypt since the very beginning of the revolution in January, the creative team of Back to the Square has been inspired by this unprecedented Arab Spring. One year later, we are outraged by daily stories of ongoing basic human rights violations in Egypt.


On Saturday, July 5, at 19:00, Yanina Prudenko, media-art researcher, will give lecture entitled “New tactics of new media”.


Due to a limited number of seats, participation is subject to advance registration. Please call +380 44 590 08 58. Event participants enter the art centre without queuing.


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Provisional schedule*:


July 3, 19:30

Documentary Back to the Square


July 5, 19:00

Lecture “New tactics of new media” by Yanina Prudenko, media-art researcher


July 8 июля, 19:00

“Designing reality through mass media”. Discussion with journalist Kateryna Sergatskova


July 10, 19:00

Documentaries Pussy VS Putin and From Iran, a Separation

Discussion “Behind the scenes of revolution: creation of a myth” featuring art critic and curator Natalia Chermalykh


July 16, 19:00

“Memory constructor”. Lecture by historian, reporter and vice president of the Ukrainian National Memory Institute Oleksandr Zinchenko


July 17, 19:00

Documentary The Last Limousine

Discussion and film analysis with film critic and theorist Nadia Zavarova


July 24, 19:30

Dziga Vertov’s documentary Eleventh

Discussion featuring Olga Birzul, coordinator of DOCU/ART within the Docudays UA Film Festival, music composer Anton Baibakov and artist Mykyta Kadan


August 7, 19:30

Documentary Everyday Rebellion

Discussion featuring journalist Natalia Humeniuk

August 14, 19:30

Documentary Orange Winter

Discussion featuring Maksym Butkevych, coordinator of No Borders project, permanent moderator of the DOCU/RIGHT human rights documentaries competition within the Docudays UA Film Festival


August 15

Literature Night


August 20, 19:00

Discussion “Globalization VS National Identity” featuring Volodymyr Yermolenko, political scientist, and  Vakhtang Kebuladze, philosopher


August 21, 19:30

Documentary Euromaidan. Rough Cut

Discussion with the documentary makers.


*The schedule may be subject to changes. Please follow the events calendar at



PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe.  As a project of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, it is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. It also gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge. Recent events have included personal exhibitions by Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Olafur Eliasson, Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Sergey Bratkov, Subodh Gupta, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, and others. The art centre has founded Prizes to support national and international young artists up to 35.


The PinchukArtCentre represented Ukraine in 2007 and 2009 at the Venice Biennale organizing the official Ukrainian Pavilion as well as with Future Generation Art Prize@Venice exhibitions in 2011 and 2013 as part of the Collateral events of the Venice Biennale.


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