Konstantin Akinsha and Alisa Lozhkina, Kyiv, Ukraine
lectures, presentations and discussion
UKRAINIAN ART ON THE RUINS OF SOVIET UTOPIA
You are kindly invited to lectures and a discussion on Ukrainian art in the frame of a series of programs devoted to the art of the 90ies, held in Zagreb and Rijeka organised during the preparations of the program for ECOC- Rijeka 2020.
on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Institute for Contemporary Art
Trg kralja Tomislava 20, Zagreb
Konstantin Akinsha is an awarded art historian, curator and cultural journalist. He received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2013 and 1990 in Moscow.
In the course of his career he has been curator at the Kyiv Museum of Western and Oriental Art, Kyiv, Ukraine, Moscow correspondent for ARTnews, contributing editor for ARTnews magazine, New York, as well as a Research Fellow at both the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany and Bremen Kunstverein, East European Institute of Bremen University, Bremen, Germany. From 1999-2000 he was also Deputy Research Director Art and Cultural Property, Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the United States, Washington, DC. In 2006 he became the European Correspondent for ARTnews magazine in Budapest, and in 2007 he also became a Eugene and Davmel Shklar Fellow at the Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University. He has written a number of books, including Stolen Treasure (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995), co-authored with Gregorii Kozlov, and The Holy Place, co-authored with Gregorii Kozlov and Sylvia Hochfield (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).
As a curator he worked on a series of large exhibition projects that covered the themes in the range from modernism and historical avant-gardes to contemporary art, including “I Am a Drop in the Ocean” about the art of protest at Maidan in Kiev and “The Permanent Revolution” with Alisa Lozhkina about Ukrainian contemporary art.
He has been visiting Zagreb regularly since 1996 when he was a member of Advisory Board at the Soros Centers for Contemporary Art Network at the Open Society Foundation in New York.
Alisa Lozhkina is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is one of the leading Ukrainian art historians, critics and curators. In 2013-2016 ms. Lozhkina served as a Deputy Director of Mystetskyi Arsenal, a large museum and exhibition complex in Ukraine. In 2010-2016 she was the editor in chief of the major Ukrainian art magazine ART UKRAINE.
Alisa Lozhkina curated numerous art projects in Ukraine and abroad. Among her recent international projects are exhibitions of Ukrainian contemporary art in MOCAK (Krakow, Poland), Künstlerhaus (Vienna, Austria), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago, USA), Galeria Sztuki Dworcowa (Wroclaw, Poland), Ludwig Museum (Budapest, Hungary).
Ms. Lozhkina contributed to various Ukrainian and international magazines and catalogues on Ukrainian contemporary art. In 2011 together with Alexander Soloviov she wrote a research on the history of contemporary Ukrainian art in 1980-2000s “Point Zero. The Newest History of Ukrainian Contemporary Art”. This is her first visit to Zagreb.
Photo: Sergei Bratkov. Scary stories. Photography, 1999