The students of Art.Management.Curation. in Projector School decided to explore digitalisation of our world and possibilities of the future through contemporary art. This exhibition is about the vision of the future through the prism of the present, the impact of technology on our reality, the opening of new opportunities in the era of information overload.
Chris Collison’s photo project “Faces of Civil Society” draws on interviews conducted between 2015 and 2019 with civic activists and citizens from various spheres of Ukrainian society. Those included in his research run the gamut from human rights defenders to activists who made the transition to local politics and members of more conservative, patriotic civic organizations. A key component of the project focuses on the idea of reclaiming space in post-revolutionary Ukraine. During the Euromaidan protests of 2013-2014, the occupation of Independence Square (the “Maidan”) symbolized reclaimed space within Ukrainian society and functioned as a forum for free speech, debate, and resistance toward corrupt authorities. In the years that have followed, many civic initiatives focus on reclaiming space for the public and debating the use and abuse of spaces such as historic buildings, parks, and pedestrian areas.