Volodymyr Kuznetsov: Maidan waves


Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Main Building

Big Lecture Hall

6 pm, 12nd November 2015.


Volodymyr Kuznetsov: Maidan waves


Doubts, disappointment, euphoria, sensible activity. The process of searching and participating in initiatives.

“I come to Maidan, as on seminar”

/Victor Chmilenko, a farmer, an active participant in the Maidan, who was killed during the shooting of 20th February 2014/

Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Ukranian artist, will give a lecture about his experiences with various initiatives, activists and groups during the Maidan. Attempts of the people from tents to self-organize, Student Assembly, the Assembly for culture, and the passivity of the leftists. Besides the position of the artist on the Maidan; to paint and observe or to participate in general movement, using a variety of knowledge, practices and mutual assistance.

Screening: “Oleksandr Suprunyuk. Interview from the Maidan” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdmNDtvup8c


The language of the lecture will be English.


Volodymyr Kuznetsov (1976, Lutsk) attended the department of art of Lviv Art Academy between 1999 and 2005. He is the co-founder of the Straight Line group, the Artistic Council, the CCCK – Center for Communication and Context, as well as the artist group R.E.P. (Revolutsijnyj Experymentalnyj Prostir / Revolutionary Experimental Space). He was and is still involved in Maidan and post-Maidan activities, such as assemblies and self-organized initiatives. He takes part in solo and group exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.

In his practice, Volodymyr Kuznetsov is interested in topics which combine the private and the public, the old and the new, and in which different contexts and unexpected meanings are interlaced; He focusses on the aesthetics of everyday practices as well as on the presence of archaic in contemporary. He considers memory as a sort of experience and generates new concepts through personal and collective knowledge. Volodymyr Kuznetsov lives and works in Kiev.

The lecture is a related program to the exhibition COLD WALL – a collective visual answer on fences and men (a project by Ferenc Gróf, Vladan Jeremić and Volodymyr Kuznetsov taken care of by Róna Kopeczky). Opening: 7pm, 17th November 2015.


Art Theory Department, MKE


Studio of Young Artists’ Association