The Right to Truth. Conversations on Art and Feminism

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The publication The Right to Truth. Conversations on Art and Feminism represents the collection of 20 interviews with female artists, curators, activists and thinkers of different generations from 7 countries (Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Czech Republic, France, US). This selection embodies a history of meetings and conversations, which emerged from the search for answers to question about the role of art in the process of the transformation with the aim to achieve emancipation and freedom for all discriminated groups. In this context, art is presented together with activism and the activities of institutions and curators who work in them to recreate the atmosphere of mutual influence that exists in real life. The publication, therefore, presents the first hand knowledge on the current feminist art practices and activism.

Interviews: Valentyna Petrova, Dana Kavelina, Oksana Briukhovetska, Alina Kopytsa, “Feminist Workshop”, “FemSolution”, Irina Solomatina, “Gender Route”, Victoria Lomasko, Alma Lily Rayner, Zuzana Štefková, Artwall Gallery, Feminist (Art) Institution, Zuzanna Janin, Aleka Polis, Sylwia Nikko Biernacka, “The Machine of Changes”, Rébecca Chaillon, ORLAN, Geneviève Fraisse, Morgane Lory, “HF”, Isabelle Alfonsi, Marcelle Alix Gallery, Flora Katz, Martha Rosler.

The book is in two languages – Ukrainian and English.

Oksana Briukhovetska
Artist and curator based in Kyiv, member of the VCRC. Her curatorial projects include, among others, the feminist exhibitions Motherhood (2015), What in Me is Feminine? (2015) and TEXTUS. Embroidery, Textile, Feminism (2017). In 2018 she was co-curator and participant of the Neighbors Warsaw under Construction X Festival . She writes artistic texts and articles about art. She works with themes such as physicality, social exclusion, and the status and role of women. She has participated in exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.

Lesia Kulchynska
Curator, lecturer, researcher, publicist, PhD in Film Studies. She works at Visual Culture Research Center (Kyiv) since 2011. Among the curated projects: Ukrainian Body (2012), Unrendered Spaces (2011-2014), discussion platform Between Revolution and War (2014), exhibition and research project Some Say You Can Find Happiness There (2015), The School of the Lonesome program of The School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015, performance and exhibition project The Raft CrimeA (2016). She researches in image theory and film theory fields.

gallery Display, Dittrichova 9, Praha 2
September 17 2019, 6:30 pm

18:30 presentation and discussion

The event will be in English
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