On March 12th, Sunday at 6:30 join us for a lecture by the Ukrainian artist Fedir Alexandrovich. He will tell us more about artistic life of Ukraine in the 1920s.

A hundred years ago, in the 20s of the 20th century, artistic life in Ukraine was raging. There were Boychuk and Boychukists, Malevich, Burlyuk, Tatlin, Ekster, Petrytskyi, Meller, Palmov, Khvostenko-Khvostov and others. These artists were members of various art associations such as AMO, ARMU, OSMU, AHCHU, Flamingo, Kostandi Society and many others. The artists and their organizations were friends and enemies with each other. They gathered around the established academy or opposed it. Their activities left a huge mark in the world art.

  • Why was all this creative life stopped in 1932?
  • What gave rise to the system of Soviet honorary titles and one union of artists?

Fedir Alexandrovich’s lecture gives a small peak into the Ukrainian culture and the life of that time. Furthermore, it explains about Ukrainian resistance to Russia now.

About Fedir Alexandrovich

Fedir is a Ukrainian poet, artist, and independent filmmaker. A graduate of and teacher at Kiev’s National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, he has presented some forty performances in Ukraine’s theaters. He was the inspiration for and star of The Russian Woodpecker, which documents his discovery of a dark secret dating from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and was a Grand Jury Prizewinner at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. More about him here.

Cover photo: Portrait of Kazimir Malevich was presented among the teachers and professors of National Art Academy in Kyiv on March 18, 2015. Photo by Lesia Mazanik