Inclusion in culture: one more perspective on the art of moving images
Inclusion in culture: one more perspective on the art of moving images
Stanislav Menzelevskyy, Stanislav Turina

05.09 | 18:00

It is believed that art can touch upon things that are invisible or unspoken, engage a wide range of people in dialogue by analysing different experiences. One of such perspectives is represented by the artists with Down Syndrome, such as the Atelier Normalno community members. For some of them, video became a tool of emancipation. They use the aesthetics of advertising, television and cinema to create moving images art that is a sharp reaction to everyday topics. During the discussion, artist and co-curator of the Atelier Normalno Stanislav Turina and cinema historian and director Stanislav Menzelevskyi will reflect on how artists with disabilities convey modernity, what characters and issues they choose to convey their feelings, how inclusion can be present in culture and the role that video as an artistic instrument plays in it.


Stanislav Menzelevskyy (1983, Chisinau, Moldova) is a cultural historian and filmmaker. He received a bachelor's degree in art history in the field of culture and a master's degree in cultural studies at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". He is a former editorial board member of the magazines "Politychna Krytyka", "Spilne" and "ProStory". He is co-founder and the editorial board member of Medusa publishing house. Since November 2011, he has been working at the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center (the State Film Archive), where he conducts research on soviet cinema and writes articles about cinema and culture. In 2013, he was a Carnegie Program Fellow at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. In 2019, he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Berkeley.

Stanislav Turina (1988, Makeyevka) is an artist and curator. He graduated from the Lviv National Academy of Arts. He participated in the creation and activities of the Datenpyla gallery (Lviv), Blackcirclefestival (2010-2018), Open Group (from 2012 to 2019). He is co-founder of the project Atelier Normalno (2018 - present) - a workshop for artists with disabilities.  He works as an artist and curator.

The discussion will be moderated by art researcher and journalist Kateryna Yakovlenko.