Already on November 4th the «Ukrainian Cross-Section» opens in Kaunas — the 5th triennial of contemporary Ukrainian art is taking place this tough year under the theme UKRAINE! UNMUTED. The «Ukrainian Cross-Section» will speak to the Lithuanian audience through art and performance, dialogues and discussions, word and emotion and — invites to unmute Ukraine for yourselves.

The «Ukrainian Cross-Section» will be opened at 16:00 by a performative component: these will be “short novels about the path” by performers Yuri Shtaida, Natalya Lisova, Vlodko Kaufman, Yaryna Shumska and Volodymyr Topiy. The official opening ceremony will begin at 18:00, which will be attended by the Ministers of Culture of Lithuania and Ukraine: Simonas Kairis and Oleksandr Tkachenko. Please register to attend the Opening.

The exhibition of the triennial includes 17 art projects: video, installations, objects, painting, graphics, performance and photography by 27 contemporary artists: Yana BACHYNSKA, Lia DOSTLIEVA and Andrii DOSTLIEV, Kostiantyn ZORKIN, Zhanna KADYROVA, Alevtina KAKHIDZE, Nikolay KARABINOVYCH, Myro KLOCHKO and Anatoliy TATARENKO, Sasha KURMAZ, Katya LIBKIND, Kateryna LYSOVENKO, Pavlo MAKOV, Sergiy PETLYUK, Viacheslav POLIAKOV, Andriy RACHINSKIY and Daniil REVKOVSKIY, FANTASTIC LITTLE SPLASH (Lera MALCHENKO and Oleksandr HANTS), Stanislav TURINA, Volodymyr KAUFMAN (project in cooperation with Maksym MAZUR, Serhiy SAVCHENKO, Yana KRYKUN, Sergiy RADKEVYCH, Natalka SHYMIN, Natalia LISOVA.

The next day, on November 5, the curators of the exhibition will conduct tours — in Ukrainian with a focus on those Ukrainians who fled to Kaunas, as well as in English for the general foreign public and media. So, note time and events!

Program of the Opening Weekend of the «Ukrainian Cross-Section» in Kaunas:
November, 4th:
16:00 – Performance action
18:00 – Official Opening ceremony
address: Central Post Office / Laisvės al. 102

November, 5th:
13:00 – Curatorial excursion by Vlodko Kaufman (in Ukrainian)
16:00 – Curatorial excursion of the exhibition by Sergiy Petlyuk (in English)
address: Central Post Office / Laisvės al. 102

Working hours of the exhibition:
Tue-Sun 10-18:00, Thu – 11:00-19:00

Updates on the program can be found in Fb-event. The triennial is organized by the Lviv municipal institution Cultural Strategy Institute, NGO Institute of Actual Art and Virmenska 35. The «Ukrainian Cross-Section» is supported by Kaunas 2022, Lviv City Council, ZMIN Foundation and the International Renaissance Foundation.