"Who is Roitburd?" public interview of Ksenia Malykh with Mykhailo Rashkovetsky about the figure of Oleksandr Roitburd

Mykhailo Rashkovetsky

We invite you to a public interview of Ksenia Malykh with Mykhailo Rashkovetsky "Who is Roitburd?" as a part of the public program for the exhibition of the Research Platform “Oleksandr Roitburd. Power Theory”.
The event will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 19:00 in the exhibition space on the 2nd floor of the PinchukArtCentre in the format of online inclusion with Mykhailo Rashkovetsky.
Participation is free by prior registration:
During the conversation with Mykhailo Rashkovetsky, we will try: ● take a critical look at the role of Oleksandr Roitburd in the formation of the artistic environment in Ukraine, in particular in Odesa, in the 1980s - 1990s;● find out what kind of climate Roitburd tried to create in the Ukrainian cultural community, what he succeeded in, and what he didn't;● determine the limits of its influence on the art system in Ukraine and relations with other participants of the artistic environment.
This conversation is a response to the main thesis of the curator of the “Power Theory” exhibition Kostiantyn Doroshenko about the relationship between Roitburd and power. In a dialogue with Mykhailo Rashkovetsky, we will look at what this government brought.
Mykhailo Rashkovetskyi is an art critic, curator, and art critic. He worked in the Odessa Fine Arts Museum. He was the chairman of the board of the "New Art" association, and the director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art (Odesa). The author of several texts on Roitburd's work, his co-author of the article "Novi Nijnyi", which some critics call a manifesto of the Ukrainian trans-avant-garde. He was a co-curator with Alexander Roitburd in several projects of the late 1980s and 1990s ("After Modernism", "Free Zone", "Kandinsky Syndrome", etc.).
Ksenia Malykh is an art critic, Head of the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre.