Ukraine: The Path to Freedom

Kateryna Radchenko (Curator), Wim Melis (Curator), Donald Weber (Other), Christopher Nunn (Other)

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This exhibition presents the wealth of Ukrainian photography throughout five decades. It begins in the 70s, at the moment when Ukrainian visual art began to publicly express its own language, and ends with the war that engulfs the country now.

‘Ukraine – The Path to Freedom’ pioneers an approach from a Ukrainian historical perspective.

Work from the following photographers can be seen during the exhibition: Alexander Chekmenev, Andrii Dostliev & Lia Dostlieva, Andriy Lomakin, Boris Mikhailov, Dmytro Kozatskyi, Elena Subach, Evgeniy Pavlov, Kirill Golovchenko, Lisa Bukreyeva, Maxim Dondyuk, Mila Teshaieva, Mstyslav Chernov, Mykhaylo Palinchak, Mykola Ridnyi, Oksana Parafeniuk, Oleksandr Suprun, Paraska Plytka-Horytsvit, Rita Ostrovska, Roman Khimei & Yarema Malashchuk, Sasha Kurmaz, Valeriy Miloserdov, Viacheslav Poliakov, Viktor & Sergiy Kochetov and Vladyslav Krasnoshchok.

The exhibition is curated by Kateryna Radchenko (Odesa Photo Days Festival) and Wim Melis (Noorderlicht). It is a coproduction between Noorderlicht and Foundation for Old Groningen Churches, in cooperation with Odesa Photo Days Festival and The Information Front.

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherNoorderlicht International Photo Festival
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventUkraine: The Path to Freedom - Noorderlicht, Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Sept 202222 Jan 2023

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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