The show spans the period from the years before the Revolution of Dignity, marked by wide spreading of social movements across the country, to Russia’s occupation of some of the Ukrainian territories in 2014, and further to the full-scale invasion.
The exhibition is intended to foster personal reflection and public discussion. Besides the documentary films dedicated to the cities of Bucha and Mariupol, the video works Black Cleaning (2014), Election That Didn’t Happen (2017) and Sloviansk (2014), the exhibition project also has a subtle gesture of care incorporated in its structure. Understanding that thinking about Ukraine's recent history can be quite unsettling, Armianovski offers the viewers a space that can be used to release emotions or as a safe place to restore peace of mind. It is a soundproof room where the viewers can express their feelings by screaming and crying or simply sit down and spend some time in absolute silence away from the crowd.
Curator: Oleksandra Pogrebnyak