Lecture by Illia Levchenko "Forgiving Politics: Landscape in Contemporary Art of Ukraine"

Illia Levchenko

We invite you to Illia Levchenko's lecture "Forgiving Politics: Landscape in Contemporary Art of Ukraine" as part of the public program for the "I Feel You" exhibition.
The event will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 19:00 in the exhibition space on the 4th floor of the PinchukArtCentre.
Entry is free with prior registration:
It seems that the search for "political" and "politicians" in any sphere of our life has become a common place for researchers and philosophers of the second half of the 20th century. To detect the ideological and the political means to be aware of any manipulations that any of us can fall victim to. It is not about the search for a "clean place" or some kind of "safe space", but about the intelligent consumption of ideology.
Knowledge and history are perhaps primarily both a product and a tool of politics. In the genre hierarchies of the history of landscape art, the role of a low genre is assigned, which, at first glance, should please the eye and represent nature, as a rule, untainted by traces of human activity.
During the lecture, Ilya Levchenko will turn to the genre of landscape in modern Ukrainian art to analyze what this landscape proves, records, and hides.
Illia Levchenko is an art historian, an assistant at the Department of Art History of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, and curator of the educational project of the NGO "Museum of Modern Art".