«Remember Yesterday»
Group exhibition by Ukrainian artists

February 27 - August 15, 2021
The PinchukArtCentre presents "Remember Yesterday", a group exhibition of Ukrainian artists. This exhibition is the first in a new series of shows that draw from the PinchukArtCentre's Ukrainian art collection. They will combine works from the collection, which has a main focus on the 90ties and early 2000, with new productions and or loans of recent work.

Remember Yesterday tells about the events that have impacted the development of Ukraine's history and its society: from the Holodomor, through Perestroika, the 1990s, the Orange Revolution, the Revolution of Dignity, up until now.
Björn Geldhof, curator of the exhibition and artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre: "Remember Yesterday points to the lightning speed with which Ukraine has changed in the last three decades. Its story is complex, non-linear and contradictory. It features Ukrainians across generations and is stuck between an (unwanted) past and an uncertain future, between freedom, democratic values, open-mindedness and the need to defend against internal and external enemies, corruption and lack of transparency."

By engaging different generations of Ukrainian artists in dialogue, the exhibition shows how artists reflected on historic processes and how their works find their new relevance through the flow of time in a different historic moment. This dialogue is between works of artists who started their practice after 2004 – Julia Beliaeva, Sasha Kurmaz, Roman Khimey and Yarema Malashchuk, Anna Zviagintseva, Lesia Khomenko – and works from the PinchukArtCentre collection, created between the late 1980s and 2004: Sergey Bratkov, Oleg Holosiy, Pavlo Makov, Oleksandr Roytburd, Oleg Tistol, Vasyl Tsagolov.

The exhibition is composed of two chapters, located on 2 and 3 floors of the art centre. The first chapter focuses the viewer on emotional sensations and psychological portraits of the society. Meanwhile, the second chapter is dedicated to the shift of the view on the past, as well as our idea of the past.

Curator: Björn Geldhof, artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre. Assistant curator: Ksenia Malykh, Manager of the Research Platform of the PinchukArtCentre. Exposition architecture and design: Dana Kosmina.

Pavlo Makov
Fountain of Exhaustion (1995–2003)
Sergey Bratkov
MOBY-DICK (2013)
colour print, 140 x 380 cm
Julia Beliaeva
Seeing is believing (2021)
porcelain, sponge
General view of the exhibition
Anna Zvyagintseva
Unities (2012–ongoing)
sound installation
Lesia Khomenko
A Copy of Viktor Puzyrkov's Painting "Chornomortsi" 1947 (2011)
acrylic on canvas
Oleksandr Roytburd
The East is Red, or The Poet Dreaming (2004)
oil on canvas
Lesia Khomenko
A Copy of Fyodor Usypenko's Painting "The Response of the Mortar Guardsmen" 1949 (2011)
acrylic on canvas
Vasyl Tsagolov
Fountain (2004)
latex, polyurethane foam, metal
Sasha Kurmaz
«Staying in this area you show your public protest against the current state of affairs», (2012, 2021)
reconstruction, installation
Yarema Malashchuk & Roman Khimei
Dedicated To The Youth Of The World II (2019)
2 channel video-Installation 5′12″ (loop), Sound
Oleg Tistol
Reunion (1988)
oil on canvas
Oleg Holosiy
Yellow Room (1989)
oil on canvas
Oleg Holosiy
Running from Thunderstorm (1989)
oil on canvas
Sasha Kurmaz
Wasted Youth (2009–2019)
photography, c-print, installation

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The exhibition will be open from February 27 to August 15, 2021. Admission is free.

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Photographs provided by the PinchukArtCentre © 2021. Photographed by Maksym Bilousov.
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