Conceptualism in Lviv
February 12, 2020
On February 12, 2020, at 6.30 pm, we invite you to a talk with an artist Olena Turyanska and a gallerist and curator Heorhiy Kosovan.
During the meeting, we shall talk about practices of conceptual art in Lviv in the late 1980s to the 1990s. We shall debate about whether the city can be an active actor in making art. We shall watch short stories about Olena Turyanska and Heorhiy Kosovan and think about how Lviv and its places, artists’ workshops and art galleries ("non-places") impacted the quality or objectives and understanding of creativity itself in the late Soviet city.
Olena Turyanska – an artist, author of paper-cutting art, installations, objects and art books, and interior designs.  
Heorhiy Kosovan – a gallerist, curator, and art collector.  
Facilitator – Bohdan Shumylovych, head of Public History programs at the Center for Urban History.
The event is a part of [unarchiving] program. It is the project of informal presentations of sets and collections of the Urban Media Archive to promote and mainstream the problems of archival heritage in the community. We are committed to shape new attitudes on archiving and present historical collections in an unusual perspective. The events from the series include public viewing and listening to visual, audiovisual, or audio pieces that could use a different format from academic settings and create an atmosphere of free reflection and discussion, as well as combine popular formats and archival historical collections. It will be the nights of cine-music or photo-music, film screenings, photo presentations, and other events representing a dialogue of the present day and the past times.

For more details, please, contact Viktoria Panas, public history programs coordinator at

Image: Olena Turianska "Presence",