Exhibition vernissage “Kaleidoscope of History(s). Ukrainian Art 1912 – 2023”

On May 5, 2023 in the Albertinum in Dresden opened its doors the first comprehensive exhibition on Ukrainian art of the 20th century in Europe. Kateryna Rietz-Rakul, the head of the foreign representative office in Germany, visited the opening and told about the interdisciplinary accompanying program of the Ukrainian Institute in the framework of the exhibition.

Photos: Illona Dutz

The exhibition “Kaleidoscope of History(s). Ukrainian Art 1912 – 2023” offers a comprehensive overview of the history and themes of Ukrainian art in the last decade. Some of the exhibited artworks will leave Ukraine for the first time and will be shown abroad. The show was conceived by curators Mariia Isserlis and Tetyana Kochubinska.

The works of Alla Horska, Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alevtina Kakhidze, Boris Mikhailov, Sergiy Paradzhanov, Mariya Prymachenko, Mykola Ridnyi, Tetyana Jablonska, Vasyl Yermylov and others will be on display.

The interdisciplinary program of the Ukrainian Institute in the framework of the exhibition offers visitors and specialists a special opportunity to learn more about the epochs of Ukrainian art in the 20th century and its phenomena through concerts, film screenings and public lectures by invited experts from Ukraine.

Kateryna Rietz-Rakul presented the “Ukrainian Chamber Music Anthology” at the opening. The anthology brings together the works of Ukrainian composers of the 1960s Yevhen Stankovych and Yurii Ischenko, whose works will be performed at the Albertinum on June 10, 2023.

The vernissage accompanied the performance of the Ukrainian musician Zavoloka. Born in Ukraine and living in Berlin, Kateryna Zavoloka (artist name: Zavoloka) is a composer, sound artist, performer and visual artist dedicated to orchestrating experimental music.