Western "Poison" in the Ukrainian Posters of Late Socialism
Dr. Vasyl KosivLviv National Academy of Arts
online / zoom / youtube
We invite you to the online lecture by Dr. Vasyl Kosiv on "Western "Poison" in the Ukrainian Posters of Late Socialism". This lecture launches the program "Urban Scraps: Space, Media and Visuality."
It was one of the late Soviet Union’s paradoxes: in the 1970s and 1980s, it was still impossible for Western modernism and popular visual culture to be exhibited in public galleries. Nevertheless, surrealism, op-art, pop-art, and psychedelic art were legally present in the urban public space. The lecture analyzes sources of inspiration and technique borrowings that were quite common but slightly different for each of the styles. It highlights particular combinations of Ukrainian content and folk-art patterns with clear non-Soviet visual expression. Interviews with the posters’ authors have brought personal stories to this research and challenge some of the common assumptions.
Discussant: Sergei Zhuk
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.
"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).