During the lecture, we will discuss the following questions:
● What happens to art during wars, armed conflicts, and social crises?● What is the role of Ukrainian artists after the start of a full-scale invasion?● How is the physical and bodily experience of war and pain translated into artistic language? And most importantly, why?
Kateryna Botanova is a Ukrainian curator and cultural critic, lives in Basel (Switzerland). Her research focuses on decoloniality, solidarity, and care in artistic practices in Eastern Europe and the countries of the Global South. She co-curates the multidisciplinary Culturescapes festival in Basel and organizes festival anthologies. She was the director of the Center of Contemporary Art Foundation in Kyiv and the founder of the Korydor online publication. Member of the Ukrainian PEN. Invited curator of the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre.