While planning my visit to the National Museum of Ukrainian History during my recent stay in Kiev, I searched the internet for opening hours and clicked on the Lonely Planet article about the institution. It…

Museums between revolution and war

by LIYA DOSTLEVA JUNE 8, 2019   This time I get there on Friday again; every Friday in the Warsaw Uprising Museum looks like a day when the majority of visitors are organized school trips….

WHY DETAILS MATTER. WHAT THE WARSAW UPRISING MUSEUM TELLS AND HOW

BY ANNA MEDVEDEVA JUNE 4th, 2019 Populist promises often become part of a more complex process of political marketing. This article explores what politics appear from the point of view of the market, how marketing…

POPULISM AS A METHOD OF POLITICAL MARKETING

Stanisław Vincenz built a literary monument to the colossal hermetic monoculture of the Eastern Carpathians. A philosopher, essayist and humanist of the Central European literary canon, Vincenz lived in a time of great geopolitical changes…

A SINGLE SUBCONTINENT

Anton Liagusha  Telling war stories, regardless of who’s narrating – victims, participants, victors, etc., – is, especially during the war, to large extent an adaptive mechanism. Talking through something, conceptualizing through language helps you understand…

MALE VITAL AND VICTIM NARRATIVES, AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE WAR IN DONBAS

ВАЛЕРІЙ ШАПОВАЛОВ 22 КВІТНЯ 2019 This essay was a finalist for the VII Art History Contest held by Stedley Art Foundation.   I first heard this strange name while reading an article about Mayakovsky in…

DAVID BURLIUK: PORTRAIT OF AN AVANT-GARDE ARTIST

ВІТАЛІЯ ЩЕЛКАНОВА 5 ТРАВНЯ 2019  Igor Chekachkov is a photo artist who continues the traditions of the Kharkiv school of photography. He started out as a photo journalist in 2008, before moving to artistic photography,…

IGOR CHEKACHKOV: FOR ME, PHOTOGRAPHY IS LIKE HAIKU

Kateryna Kyseliova  I picture every city as a body with cars running through the veins of roads and people rushing through the arteries of streets. Warsaw looks like a butterfly with its wings on both…

Acupuncture of Understanding: The Places of Dialog in Warsaw

This essay by Polina Limina was the winner of the Stedley Art Foundation VII Art History Contest.  Imagine that you live in the small village of Vchoraishe in Zhytomyr region. The village has only about…

BOZHENA CHAGAROVA: DIALECTICAL MATRIX

by Nadia Kovalchuk In the last six months Europe has been swept by a series of nostalgic projects that openly aestheticize the Soviet era. In Paris alone, in early December Kirill Serebrennikov’s moving black and…

BORIS MIKHAILOV AND SOVIET AVATARS: “BEFORE SLEEP/AFTER DRINKING”

About a year ago, at the height of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, I read the article “Instructions: How to recognize harassment and what to do next”. After reading the article, in which harassment…

ABUSE IN ACADEMIA, OR HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM AN AUTHORITARIAN RESEARCH ADVISOR

Kyiv and Paris based curator group socl: e  brought together works of contemporary artists from Ukraine and France at MetaCulture space. Ironic project “Uglification” is dedicated to the aesthetics of the non-beautiful, strange, accidental, and…

Uglification already exists. Replace or merge?

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