Art during and about Ukrainian chaos presentation Saturday evening at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art


Concert in the street

Everywhere she turned in the main square of Kyiv (Kiev) during the Maidan in the Ukraine from Nov. 21 to Feb. 22, Dr. Natalia Moussienko saw art. She will tell that story in a presentation of Art of the Barricades ~ Voice of Ukraine, Sat. May 17, 7:30 p.m., Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W Chicago Ave., in Ukrainian Village. 

Fires, burning tires, barricades, celebrations, flowers, music and expressions of love and anger are some of the scenes that led to a national uprising and are depicted in the art shown in her slide presentation. The evening will include a discussion of the artwork and its impact. 


Another view of the concert

Dr. Moussienko is a philosopher and Fulbright scholar who is currently a senior research fellow in the Cultural Strategies, Innovations and Technologies Department, Modern Art Research Institute of the National Art Academy of Ukraine in Kyiv.

She studied philosophy at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (M.A. 1981), and then at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Ph.D., 1986). Author of three books and numerous articles on the theory and history of culture, cinema and urbanism, she plays an active role in the civic movement for Kyiv’s preservation. 

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in collaboration with the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch 85 and the Kyiv Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program are hosting the event. 

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is open to the public Wednesday through Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Admission donation is suggested to be $5. For more information call 773.227.5522.



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