Garbage as an Object and a Source of Fine Art

Garbage as an Object and a Source of Fine Art

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Dr. Bohdan Shumylovych

Center for Urban History

18.5.2021, 18:30

online / zoom / youtube

We invite you to the online lecture by Dr. Bohdan Shumylovych on "Garbage as an Object and a Source of Fine Art". This lecture launches the program "Urban Scraps: Space, Media and Visuality".

This lecture discusses the basic theses of the theory of waste ("rubbish theory," which was introduced in 1979 by Michael Thompson) and analyzes studies of the role of waste in culture (waste studies). We have long known that the values ​​of both objects and cultural phenomena are not fixed entities or values but change according to time and circumstances. Since art directly deals with values, it perfectly shows the transit of certain phenomena. The lecture examines the work of Gillian Whiteley, who in 2010 wrote a book on the art and politics of garbage. At what stage does garbage become art and why is it important?

Discussants — Daryna Skrynnyk-Mys'ka, Pavlo Gudimov

The event will be delivered on an online platform zoom. To join the discussion, please, register.

Live streaming on Youtube will be available.

Working language — Ukrainian. 

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Dr. Bohdan Shumylovych

Head of public history programs at the Center for Urban History, gives lectures, develops thematic exhibitions, and conducts his own research. The main focus of his work is media history and the history of television in Central and Eastern Europe and the USSR, as well as urban creativity, media art and visual studies.

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Daryna Skrynnyk-Mys'ka

A Curator, Associate Professor, Chair of actual artistic practices Lviv Nаtional Academy of Arts

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Pavlo Gudimov

Curator, Ya Gallery Art Center Owner

"Urban Scraps: Space, Media and Visuality" is a series of lectures on the city, culture, and history implemented in partnership by the Center for Urban History (Ukraine) and Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Poland).

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