"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.
From the Balls series, 1996
Andrey Avdeenko (born in 1963, Kharkiv). Based in Kyiv and Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist
Glue Sniffers, 2001
Sergey Bratkov (born in 1960, Kharkiv). Based in Moscow. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist
State of Emergency, 2017-2018
Sasha Kurmaz (born in 1986, Kyiv). 4-channel video, 40'. Courtesy of the Artist
Alina Kleytman (born in 1991, Kharkiv). 1-channel video, 2'18". Courtesy of the Artist
Documenting inscriptions by Oleg Mitasov, 1999-2000
Pavlo Makov (born in 1958, Saint Petersburg). Digital print wallpaper. Courtesy of the Artist
From the Total Photography series, 1987-1992
Yevgeniy Pavlov (born in 1949, Kharkiv) Based in Kharkiv Digital print wallpaper Courtesy of the Artist
From the Montage series, 1990 - 1997
Oleksandr Suprun (born in 1945, Berezivka village, Kharkiv region) С-print, photomontage Courtesy of the Artist
Games of Naked, 1992
Roman Pyatkovka (born in 1955, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print. Courtesy of the Artist
Vegetable Store, 1990
Roman Pyatkovka (born in 1955, Kharkiv). Based in Kharkiv. С-print, aniline dyes. Courtesy of the Artist
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