An exhibition with artists from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, who all deal critically with the social and political situation in their countries. The artists envision ideas for a more inclusive future using the means of art.
Anatoly Belov, Gandhi, Shifra Kazhdan, Victoria Lomasko, Marina Naprushkina, Nadia Plungian
The project is a cooperation with uqbar e.V. and curated by Dorothee Bienert, Victoria Lomasko, Nadia Plungian, and Antje Weitzel.
Post-Soviet Cassandras is an exhibition with artists from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, who all deal critically with the social and political situation in their countries. In the Russian-speaking countries marginalized groups still have to face discrimination in the form of psychological or physical violence on an almost daily basis.
The show is about analysing the current social reality: about women’s rights and gender roles, about the lack of a political dialogue, about happiness and misfortune within marginalized groups. Despite flagrant abuses, the artists envision ideas for a more inclusive future using the means of art.
Some of the artists already worked together in the exhibition Feminist Pencil that took place in 2013/14 in St. Petersburg and Moscow and reflected the status of feminist and queer positions in post-socialist societies.
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 6 p.m.
The artists talk about their role in the (post-Soviet) society and the concept of the exhibition.
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9 p.m.
On Walpurgis Night the Ukrainian band Ludska Podoba comments on gender, queerness, love and other human relationships by means of electronic pop music.
Sunday, June 28, 2015, noon
Refugees Welcome. Failing 47 times.
The artist Marina Naprushkina presents the everyday refugee life in Berlin that she accompanies: No fictional stories, but experienced reality.
Opening Friday, April 24, 2015, 6 p.m.
Galerie in Körnerpark
Schierker Straße 8, 12051 Berlin