"Permanent Revolution" Group Exhibition
City: Budapest
Curator: Alisa Lozhkina、Julia Fabényi、Konstantin Akinsha
Duration: 2018-04-06 ~ 2018-06-24
Venue: Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art
Address: Komor Marcell u. 1.H-1095 Budapest,HUNGARY
Co-organization(s): Zenko Foundation

Assistant curator: Viktoria Popovics

Exhibitingartists:APL315、Piotr Armianovski、Sergey Bratkov、AnatolyBelov、Alexander Chekmenev、David Chichkan、Mitya Churikov、Zhanna Kadyrova、Gleb Katchuk and Olga Kashimbekova、Alevtina Kakhidze、Borys Kashapov、AlinaKleytman、Taras Kovach、Daria Koltsova、Maria Kulikovska、Yuri Leiderman andIgor Chatskin、Mykola Matsenko、Boris Mikhailov、Roman Minin、Roman Mikhaylov、Natsprom(Oleg Tistol and Mykola Matsenko)、Yevgen Nikiforov、Open Group、Sergiy Petlyuk、Igor Petrof、Oleksiy Radinsky、Vlada Ralko、Stepan Riabchenko、Alexander Roytburd、Oleksiy Sai、Arsen Savadov、Nikita Shalenny、Szuper Gallery(Susanne Clausen and Pavlo Kerestey)、Vasyl Tsagolov、Vova Vorotniov、StasVolyazlovsky、Artem Volokitin

A large-scale exhibition of Ukrainian contemporary art opens April 6 in Ludwig museum in Budapest. This project aims to present Ukrainian art scene from the 80th until now to the European viewer for the first time. “Permanent Revolution” is an exhibition featuring the works of from several generations – the promising emerging artists and the ones, who led the important changes and cultural shifts in the country.

The generation of the late 1980s and early 1990s is probably the brightest phenomenon in Ukrainian art since the times of the avant-garde in the early twentieth century. The transitory post-Soviet identity of the 1990s and early 2000s was gradually replaced by a rethinking of the political in art, raising the degree of comprehension of the social fabric and interest in activist practices. This coincided with a technological and network leap, forming a new generation of artists oriented on completely new meanings, audiences, and goals. What makes the Permanent Revolution exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest particularly important is the fact that it is for the first time that all three generations of currently active Ukrainian contemporary artists are on display in a European museum.

37 artists are to take part in the project. Gathered by the curatorial concept the artworks create a conceptual picture of the contemporary art movement in Ukraine, which still remains to be a blind spot on the European cultural map. This project will be interesting for those who like arts and curious to get a new knowledge and impressions.


[Editor] 张艳