POSTPONED FUTURES: Ukrainian avantgarde of 1920s and Contemporary view, 26 April - 24 June 2017

April 20, 2017 • Cultural, Past Events • Views: 588


26 APRIL — 24 JUNE 2017


GRAD 3-4a Little Portland Street London W1W 7JB



GRAD, in collaboration with waterside contemporary, is proud to present Postponed Futures, an exhibition that offers an alternative perspective on early twentieth century Ukrainian avantgarde practices through the lens of contemporary Ukrainian art. Curated by Kyiv-based artist Nikita Kadan, the exhibition includes historical works by twentieth century masters Oleksandr Bohomazov, Vasyl Ermilov, Maria Synyakova and Oleksandr Khvostenko-Khvostov, alongside collages by Lada Nakonechna, a film by Mykola Ridnyi and a sculpture by Nikita Kadan, inspired by ‘Monument to three Revolutions’ by Vasyl Ermilov.

All the works by Ukrainian avant-garde artists were generously lent by London-based collectors James Butterwick and Vladimir Tsarenkov.

About the Curator

Nikita Kadan was born 1982 in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he lives and works today. He is a member of the artist group R.E.P. (Revolutionary Experimental Space, since 2004) and Co-founder and member of the Hudrada (Artistic committee, 2008) curatorial and activist group. He often works in interdisciplinary collaborations – with architects, human rights activists and sociologists. Kadan‘s work has been exhibited internationally, including exhibitions at CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2012), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (2013), Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2013), Castello di Rivoli (2013), 56th and 55th Biennale di Venezia (2015, 2013), 14th Istanbul Biennale (2015), and “The School of Kyiv” Biennale (2015).

About GRAD

GRAD is a non- profit cultural organisation for initiatives and communication, bringing new insights into Eastern European art, design and culture through exhibitions, publications, live events, collaborations and digital engagement. We act as a social and visual platform to encourage creative dialogues and question long established preconceptions of Russian and postSoviet culture.

About waterside contemporary

Established by Pierre d’Alancaisez in 2008, waterside contemporary supports determined and engaged art practices that pertain to or stem from political periphery. An international commitment allows the gallery to foreground current and historical overseas debates in a London context. Waterside hosted Nikita Kadan’s first UK solo exhibition ‘Limits of Responsibility’ in 2015.

Source of information

GRAD website

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