KYIV: Art of the Barricades

Categories: Past Events,Past Kyiv Events


The Kyiv Committee of CSCI, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in collaboration and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 85, present a slide presentation and lecture by Dr. Natalia Moussienko, Ukrainian philosopher and Fulbright scholar. The presentation will include works of art inspired and created during the revolution in Kyiv, Ukraine, known as Maidan. It will take place at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art on May 17 at 7:30 pm.

Fires, burning tires, barricades, celebrations, flowers, music and expressions of love and anger, are some of the scenes that led to a national uprising and are depicted in the art presentation by Dr. Moussienko. For many of the protesters, the images of the revolution were just as important as the scenes of the revolution itself.

In the span of three months (November 21 – February 22) the city’s main square was transformed into a work of art. Everywhere she turned she saw graffiti, murals, photos, posters, sculptures, installations, performance art, rock concerts and even perpetual piano performances, which continues to this day.

“No other country has seen this style of revolution – a revolution of creativity, a revolution that made artists of ordinary Ukrainians, and patriots of ordinary artists”, stated Natalia Moussienko.

$10 admission at the door; reception to follow presentation.