SESSION THREE | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
THE IMAGE OF VIOLENCE AND
ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY
Led by Mykola Ridnyi
COOPER FOUNDATION BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, ROOM 539F
Note: No advance registration required. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
This session explores dehumanization through the lens of artistic and curatorial practice, created during, and now reflecting upon, the political upheaval and rapid social change in Ukraine throughout the past decade. This particular decade is one filled with evidence—material and symbolic—of hybrid wars, “post-truth” policies, and the global rise of far-right populism. Combining film, lecture, and discussion, this session will supply strategies that artists can use to work with visual information in their own interpretive practices. We will oppose the binary logic of the post-truth era and make way for methods of production that can lead to socially -engaged art within neoliberal contexts.
Mykola Ridnyi is an artist, filmmaker, and curator. From 2005–2012 he was a founding member of the art collective SOSka group. He is a co-editor of Prostory, a magazine about visual art, literature, and society.