Fallen Between the Cracks. Unknown Art Histories: the third of four modules of the Ukrainian Pavilion’s interdisciplinary programme titled Decolonising Art. Beyond the Obvious at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
Decolonising Art. Beyond the Obvious is an interdisciplinary programme of the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia The Milk of Dreams that engages artists, curators, public intellectuals, researchers, and a wider audience. The series of discussions, talks and meetings focus on a decolonial view on Ukraine and Eastern Europe as a response to the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine, but also the broader perspective on the global art scene in the current shift in the geopolitical and cultural environment. The programme is expected to provoke an inclusive, sensitive, and critical conversation on the deep embeddedness of the (mis)perceptions of Ukraine that are reproduced in the structures of global hierarchies and injustices. The overall objective of the programme, therefore, is to introduce and spread the understanding of the imperial narratives on Ukraine that are enforced by Russia through cultural practices and relations. By unveiling the hidden goals of Russian propaganda in culture, the Ukrainian Institute aims at strengthening the Ukrainian agency and increasing the visibility of Ukrainian art which is still often overlooked.
The programme is organised by the Ukrainian Pavilion and the Ukrainian Institute with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation and the Platform for interdisciplinary practice Open Place.
3:00 - 3:15 pm Introduction Tetyana Filevska
3:15 - 3:45 pm Keynote Olena Chervonik. Does Ukraine Have an Art History? Followed by Q&A
3: 45 - 5:15 pm Opening discussion: Art History in Cracks, Blanks and Gaps. What Stories Are We Missing? Beatrice von Bormann, Olena Chervonik, Olha Zhuk, Fabio Cavalucci. Moderated by Tetyana Filevska
6:00 - 8:00 pm Screening: film by Judd Tully and Harold Crooks. The Melt Goes On Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons (101’). Followed by Q&A with Harold Crooks and Lisa Cortés