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Solidarity Screenings: Moving Image and War in Ukraine

Curated by Serge Klymko

Wednesday, May 10, 7 pm

The Solidarity Screenings video program is a collection of thought-provoking works exploring the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war, its effects and its perception. Each video has been created by a visual artist based in Ukraine, and all of the works were made after the start of the full-scale Russian military invasion on February 24, 2022.

The project aims to preserve and develop evidence, reflections, and feelings related to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Through their artistic reflections, the video creators offer unique insights into the impact of the conflict on the lives of people caught in the middle of a humanitarian crisis, forced migration, occupation, volunteer, and resistance movements.

The video program presents an intimate and raw portrayal of the artists' current practices, featuring personal stories and attitudes. It explores the diverse ways in which the conflict affects the daily lives of individuals, families, and communities across Ukraine. The screenings foster awareness about the situation in the region and provide a platform for Ukrainian artists to share their perspectives and experiences with audiences around the world, offering their own interpretations of the complex political and social issues at the heart of Europe.


The Solidarity Screenings program is based on an open call to artists living in Ukraine and is constantly being adapted. Previous screenings took place in Amsterdam, Malmö, Prague and Riga.



Alisa Sizykh, 15.02.22- 24.02.22 KYIV, 2022, 3:36 Min
Daria Molokoedova, Designers’ Street, 2022, 7:04 Min
Daryna Snizhko, Another Night, 2022, 24:22 Min
Marichka Lukianchuk, Between Before and After, 2022, 4:19 Min
Vitaly Yankovy, Glass House, 2022, 3:30 Min
Liera Polianskova (Künstler*innengruppe SVITER), How to Live During the Air Alarm, 2022, 3:58 Min
Yarema Malashchuk und Roman Khimei, The Wanderer, 2022, 9:00 Min
Zoya Laktionova, Remember the Smell of Mariupol, 2022, 4:12 Min
Maria Matiashova, Futile Words, Loud Noises, 2022, 1:17 Min
Bohdan Bunchak, Shiver, 2022, 6:23 Min
Anna Kryvenko, Easier Than You Think, 2022, 10:37 Min

Presented by Serge Klymko, followed by a conversation with the curator and Hedwig Saxenhuber


Over the last 10 years Serge Klymko has been a practiсing curator, cultural manager and researcher, working on the intersection of visual and performative art, music, and urban ecosystems research. He is managing director of Kyiv Biennial – an international forum for art, knowledge, and politics that integrates exhibitions and discussion platforms. In March 2022 he founded ESI – Emergency Support Initiative for the members of the artistic and cultural community in Ukraine finding themselves in need. Its main goal is to support people remaining in the country and to provide them with immediate financial relief under the conditions of occupation and/or relocation.

Hedwig Saxenhuber is a freelance curator, art critic and since 1998 co-editor of springerin Hefte für Gegenwartskunst. Curator at Kunstverein München 1992-1995, among others Oh Boy, it's a Girl, KV München, Kunstraum Wien (1995/96). She successively dealt with Eastern European art as well as art from the former Soviet republics. Adieu Parajanov (2003), format Bucharest (2004), Play Sofia (2005), Postorange (2006). Curator of The School of Kyiv Biennial (2015/16) with Georg Schöllhammer. Various projects of Art in Public Space ( e.g. Land, Possession and Commons, Semmering (2021).



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