05.09 | 14:00
Kateryna Iakovlenko’s lecture “A Body Without A Spirit: a human being in the Ukrainian moving pictures art” will focus on the human image in the Ukrainian moving pictures art. Ukrainian artists have turned to video and digital art since the late 1980s, seeking to explore new technical possibilities and to expand the range of topics. The image of a human being, their desires and aspirations was central to many works. By addressing their anthropomorphic incarnation, the authors spoke of fear, pain, hatred and superhuman civilizations. Having analyzed the works of Ukrainian artists from the early 1990s to the present day, the lecturer will talk about normality and “anomaly”, spirituality and materiality in the presentation of the human image.
Kateryna Iakovlenko is a researcher of contemporary art, journalist. She holds a MA in journalism and social communications from Donetsk National University. For six years she has researched the transformation of heroic narrative in the Donbas. For over seven years she has contributed articles about arts and culture to various Ukrainian and European media. She worked as a deputy web editor in the Den newspaper (2013-2014), a head of the Donbas Studies program in ISOLATSIYA Foundation (2014-2015). Her present research interests lie with the topic of arts in the times of political transformations and war, she also studies women’s and gender point of view in visual culture. She edited the books Gender Research Donbas Studies (2015) and Why the Ukrainian Art Has Great Women Artists (2019). Presently, she works as a researcher and curator of public programs in PinchukArtCentre.