Fondation Pernod Ricard
1 cours Paul Ricard, Paris
An afternoon curated by Camille Leprince, dedicated to the screening of Ukrainian films, in the presence of the artist Zoya Laktionova. Around a dialogue with Camille Leprince, researcher, curator and programmer, Zoya Laktionova will present several of her films made since 2018 and excerpts from her new project in progress, which she is currently shooting in Ukraine.
Mit Interviews, die Lukasz Lawicki in der Ukraine geführt hat, und einem Videoessay von Zoya Laktionova.
From 20/01/2023 to 03/03/2023
Dymchuk Gallery (Kyiv) in cooperation with the online platform The International Coalition of cultural workers in solidarity with Ukraine presents an exhibition of video works featured in the platform’s collection. A special screening programme at Dymchuk Gallery will feature 8 video works focusing on the war in Eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014. The exhibition features works by Zoya Laktionova, Ahmet Öğüt, Iaroslav Pobezhan, Hito Steyerl, Maria Stoianova, Theta Tsybulnyk and Elias Parvulesco, Clemens V. Wedemeyer, and fantastic little splash.
From 22/12/2022 to 08/04/2023
During the war in Ukraine, exhibition curator Lesia Kulchynska invited artists to show the current state of uncertainty with their works. The exhibition was developed for the Nida Art Colony (NAC) of the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2022 and on view in Nida July 16 - October 16. M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, expressing support for Ukraine took over the exhibition from NAC and adapted it as a new iteration to the spaces of the Picture Gallery.
Participating artists: Yana Bachynska, Dasha Chechushkova, Fattucchiere (Marta Margnetti and Giada Olivotto), Agnė Juodvalkytė, Borys Kashapov, Mila Kostiana, Natasha Kushnir, Zoya Laktionova, Marta Margnetti, Daniela Palimariu, Christian Raduta, Kseniia Shcherbakova, and Anna Sorokovaya.
A conversation with Zoya Laktionova
by Svitlana Shymko
I saw the peaceful Alps all the time. I thought about Mariupol and the slag heap all the time. One of these realities was restless inside me, and I was annoyed by the calmness of the other. I was constantly in two realities back then and I decided to show them both. (READ MORE...)
“L’ami intérieur” (The Friend within) in Palais de Tokyo
From 15/12/2022 to 08/01/2023
Screening program conceived by Stéphanie Cottin at the invitation of the association Portes Ouvertes sur l’Art as part of the « 1002nd nights » of the exhibition « Scheherazade, at night ». With Ismail Alaoui Fdili, Arash Fayez, Hamedine Kane, Sara Kontar, Rayane Mcirdi, Zoya Laktionova, Harilay Rabenjamina, Phung-Tien Phan, Anaïs-Tohé Commaret, Marina Xenofontos
From 17/12/2022 to 29/10/2023, Galéria Jozefa Kollára / Jozef Kollár Gallery (Slovakia)
Solo exhibition "Zoya Laktionova: Remember the smell of Mariupol". The insert will feature 4 short films by the author dedicated to her hometown Mariupol.
17/12/2022 - 17:00 WIZ-ART LISFF, Lviv (Ukraine)
Третій кінопоказ Wiz-Art Film Festival 2022 має назву «Oh My Dear Ukraine», і він про... нас із вами. Таких, якими ми є. Іноді розгублених. Іноді наляканих. Іноді рішучих. Іноді непередбачуваних. Але завжди незламних.
29/11/2022: 18.00 discussion with curators 19.00 – 21.00 screening
6 -12/02/2023: 12.00 – 19.00 screening
Kunsthalle Bratislava expresses its solidarity with Ukraine, which faces the deepening consequences of the Russian war of aggression every day. We feel it as our duty to support the Ukrainian artists in the most relevant way. Therefore, the aim of presenting videos by Ukrainian artists is not only to draw attention to their indisputable artistic qualities, but most importantly to make a real contribution to improving their living conditions.
In the spring of 2022, the troops of the Russian Federation destroyed our city. Tens of thousands of people died. Western countries, heavily addicted to fossil fuels at the time, did almost nothing to save us. The desire to continue doing business with the Russian Federation, which is what guided European elites, has undermined European democratic principles.
The film Diorama (by Zoya Laktionova) you mentioned is about the city of Mariupol and its inhabitants. The life this film portrays is not possible anymore. When you watch this film now, you can already see the future of what will happen there. And you can feel the extreme fragility of the depicted reality. The film was actually one of the main inspirations for the show, especially since I first watched it during one of the massive shellings of Mariupol.
From 24/11/2022 to 09/12/2022
The second feminist film festival "Filma" will start in a week. This year we decided to devote each day before the opening to an independent film, its authors, and experiences.
Today we want to introduce you to the documentary-experimental film “Remember the smell of Mariupol” by Zoya Laktionova. The director created the film during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Such tragic events as war might deprive people of their agency, or at least impugn this agency relegating them to the status of an object. The "Non-human agents during the war" focuses on how non-human agents, such as plants, animals, landscapes, and houses, are included in a large political context forcibly filled with ideological content.