The Forbidden ImageCrossing lines

June 28 – December 27, 2019

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"Crossing lines" is the second chapter of "The Forbidden Image" exhibition, presents a curated view on the Kharkiv School of Photography, enabling an understanding of both context and time. Starting in the late '70s in a city of engineers a band of young photographers got together and called themselves "Vremja" (time). The exhibition explores these artists, who looked at the world that was crumbling around them, discovering a space for experiment in terms of content, technique and form. The exhibition concentrates on a precise selection of artists from the first and second generations of the Kharkiv School following the curatorial idea of the Forbidden image.

Participating artists: Andrey Avdeenko, Sergey Bratkov, Victor & Sergey Kochetov, Pavlo Makov, Oleg Malyovany, Yevgeniy Pavlov, Misha Pedan, Roman Pyatkovka, Juri Rupin, Sergey Solonsky, Oleksandr Suprun and Alina Kleytman, Sasha Kurmaz, Sergey Melnitchenko, Mykola Ridnyi.

This exhibition demonstrates consistent interest and significant investment of PinchukArtCentre's Research Platform in the Kharkiv School of Photography, both as a historical phenomenon and as a school that continues to produce amazing artists. "Crossing lines" is a show wherein for the first time the PinchukArtCentre brings together a select group of artists it will continue to research and from whom it expects to see more detailed solo exhibitions in the years to come.

Curators – Björn Geldhof, Artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre; Martin Kiefer, in charge of Contemporary Art at the Musée du Louvre, Paris; Alicia Knock, curator, Contemporary and Research Department, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

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Cherry Orchard, 1984

Sergey Bratkov (born in 1960, Kharkiv). Based in Moscow. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

Loneliness online, 2013

Sergey Melnitchenko (born in 1991, Mykolaiv). Photographic wallpaper, digital print. Courtesy of the Artist

From the Archival series, 1974-1988

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

Century of Solitude, 2018

Sergey Bratkov (born in 1960, Kharkiv). Based in Moscow. Neon, digital print. Courtesy of the Artist

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Home Alone, 1995

Sergey Bratkov (born in 1960, Kharkiv)
Based in Moscow
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Control photos for the Violin series, 1972

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. Courtesy of the Artist

From the Violin series, 1972

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

From the Violin series, 1972

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

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Water Wears Away the Stone, 2013

Mykola Ridnyi (born in 1985, Kharkiv). 1-channel video, 8'. Courtesy of the Artist

From the Blue Series, 1992

Oleg Malyovany (born in 1945, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

Flying While Drunk, 1991

Oleg Malyovany (born in 1945, Kharkiv) — photo. Igor Chursin (born in 1962, Kharkiv) — staging. С-print. Courtesy of Oleg Malyovany

From the series Schwarzenegger is my idol, 2012-2013

Serhiy Melnychenko (born in 1991, Mykolaiv). Digital print. Courtesy of the Artist

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Igor demonstrates to Oleg how to open a bottle properly, 1991

Oleg Malyovany (born in 1945, Kharkiv) — photo. Igor Chursin (born in 1962, Kharkiv) — staging. С-print. Courtesy of Oleg Malyovany

Water Wears Away the Stone, 2013

Mykola Ridnyi (born in 1985, Kharkiv). 8 granite sculptures. Courtesy of the Artist

From the New Hero series, 1988

Roman Pyatkovka (born in 1955, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. Digital print wallpaper. Courtesy of the Artist

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Bathhouse, 1972

Juri Rupin (1946-2008)
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From the Balls series, 1996

Andrey Avdeenko (born in 1963, Kharkiv). Based in Kyiv and Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

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Glue Sniffers, 2001

Sergey Bratkov (born in 1960, Kharkiv). Based in Moscow. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

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State of Emergency, 2017-2018

Sasha Kurmaz (born in 1986, Kyiv). 4-channel video, 40'. Courtesy of the Artist

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Nails, 2013

Alina Kleytman (born in 1991, Kharkiv). 1-channel video, 2'18". Courtesy of the Artist

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From the Body series, 1991-1995

Sergey Solonsky (born in 1957, Osypenko village, Zaporizhia region). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the collection of the Grynyov Art Foundation

From the Metro series, 1986

Misha Pedan (born in 1957, Kharkiv). Based in Stockholm.С-print. Courtesy of the Museum of the Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP)

Brave Kharkiv Lions (Sergey Solonsky and Sergey Bratkov in the Up/Down Gallery), 1992-1993

Sergey Solonsky, Sergey Bratkov. С-print. Courtesy of the Museum of the Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP)

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Documenting inscriptions by Oleg Mitasov, 1999-2000

Pavlo Makov (born in 1958, Saint Petersburg). Digital print wallpaper. Courtesy of the Artist

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From the Psychosis series, 1983

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

Witches' Sabbath, 1988

Roman Pyatkovka (born in 1955, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

Solitude, 1975

Juri Rupin (1946-2008). From the documentary series. Digital print. Courtesy of the Artist's family

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From the Total Photography series, 1987-1992

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv) Based in Kharkiv Digital print wallpaper Courtesy of the Artist

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From the Montage series, 1990 - 1997

Oleksandr Suprun (born in 1945, Berezivka village, Kharkiv region) С-print, photomontage Courtesy of the Artist

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From the OrwoChrom series, 1974-1987

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. Projection of analog slides. Courtesy of the Artist

A Woman from Kharkiv, 1977

Juri Rupin (1946-2008). From the documentary series. Digital print wallpaper. Courtesy of the Artist's family

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Games of Naked, 1992

Roman Pyatkovka (born in 1955, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

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Vegetable Store, 1990

Roman Pyatkovka (born in 1955, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print, aniline dyes. Courtesy of the Artist

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Horizontomania, 1984

Victor and Sergey Kochetovs (born in 1947 and 1972, Kharkiv. Based in Kharkiv. Hand-colored analog photography. Courtesy of the Artist

From the Mythology series, 1988

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist

Alone with Oneself, 1986

Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print, optical montage. Courtesy of the Artist

Bob, 1995

Sergey Solonsky (born in 1957, Osypenko village, Zaporizhia region). Based in Kharkiv. С-print, mixed technique. Courtesy of the Museum of the Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP))

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