"White Cubes": Workshops and Galleries and Their Role in the City

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March 18, 2020 / 6.30 pm

Center for Urban History, Lviv

During the talk, we shall cover art spaces – workshops and galleries ("white cubes"). We shall present them as spaces through which the art is transferred, where it is created, and presented. We shall think about how the "aesthetic non-places" textualize art through generation of senses and meanings, and how it is impacted as a cultural form? How does the space impact interpretation of art, and how it makes it recognizable and open for evaluation? Is the perception of the city and the role of artists therein transforming? During the meeting, we shall view a brief history about Vlodko (Volodymyr) Kaufman created within the project "City and Art on the Edge".

Facilitator – Bohdan Shumylovych, head of Public History programs at the Center for Urban History.

Vlodko Kaufman 

an artist, performer, curator. Co-founder of important art institutions in Lviv: in 1989-1993, he was member of the "Shliakh" art society; in 1993, he became a co-founder of the Dzyga Art Association; in 2007, he is a co-founder of the "Institute of Actual Art" that ran the Week of Actual Art in Lviv and the Days of Performance Art in Lviv.

Pavlo Kovach

artist, gallerist, curator. Co-founder of art galleries "DETEMPLUA" and "Yefremova, 26" in Lviv. One of the founders and a permanent member of the Open Group. In 2019, the group was a curator of the National Pavilion of Ukraine at the Venice Biennale – "Falling Shadow ‘Dreams’ on the Giardini Gardens" project.

For more details, please, contact Viktoria Panas, public history programs coordinator at v.panas@lvivcenter.org.