Until Fri 30 September

Imagine Ukraine

Category
Audiovisual art
Place
Parlamentarium
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Imagine Ukraine

Description

The Parlamentarium hosts artworks by Ukrainian artists as part of the joint initiative Imagine Ukraine with M HKA (Antwerp).

Imagine Ukraine is an ambitious project that aims to reach out beyond the immediate urgencies, however pressing those continue to be. It wants to open up to the larger reflection and longer term perspective that are needed for the future. Europe needs an enhanced focus on Ukraine, its concreteness and complexity, its possibilities and flight lines. Our joint understanding needs to grow.

The project is launched through three exhibitions, curated by Bart De Baere and Björn Geldhof, starting from the works of Ukrainian artists in the collection of the Flemish Community, presented at M HKA, Bozar and the European Parliament. These are the starting points to initiate a reflective space about the past, present and future of Ukraine as a part of Europe. In the European Parliament the perspective is that of the artist as a witness, in Bozar the tension between big narratives and the reality of human lives, in M HKA art as a critical mind.

That space will be furthered by reflective materials on Ukraine, brought together by the PinchukArtCentre, and by a series of events. Together with the artistic proposals this creates a reflective platform that will also take the form of a website, built by M HKA and jointly developed by M HKA and PinchukArtCentre.

This space will be expanded through lectures, debates, film screenings and other activities, by each of the partners, both in the European Parliament, in Bozar and in M HKA. The program will be announced on the website.

The website will be in English, Dutch, French and Ukrainian. It will initially serve as a context for the exhibitions. In a second instance it will make the materials of the exhibitions and public events accessible for a wider audience. In a third instance it wants to make space for the broader solutions we search and find as a society. Imagine Ukraine only operates within the ecology of activities that are at this moment undertaken by a multitude of actors. It therefore also wants to insist and support on the continued work of institutional and citizen engagement.

Imagine Ukraine aims at a long term commitment of presentation, reflection and communication. In the end, Europe and Ukraine jointly need to develop structural responses to their common future and that with the wider world.

Imagine Ukraine was initiated by PinchukArtCentre and M HKA, and developed with immediate participation by Bozar and the European Parliament. It takes place in collaboration with the European Parliament and is possible because of the support of the Flemish Community.

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Dates

Friday, May 6, 2022 — Friday, September 30, 2022

Timetable

Monday     from 13:00 to 18:00
Tuesday     from 09:00 to 18:00
Wednesday     from 09:00 to 18:00
Thursday     from 09:00 to 18:00
Friday     from 09:00 to 18:00
Saturday     from 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday     from 10:00 to 18:00

Place

Parlamentarium

Rue Wiertz, 60
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 283 22 22
M. parlamentarium@europarl.europa.eu
https://visiting.europarl.europa.eu/en/exhibitions/brussels/imagine-ukraine

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Organiser

European Parliament