Online Lectures

The series of video lectures offers a curated selection presenting the core of modern and contemporary Ukrainian culture based on various phenomena throughout the complex and turbulent history of the 20th and 21st centuries.

All lectures combine academic rigor with accessibility for diverse audiences. Highlighting the various aspects of visual culture in Ukraine, this series goes beyond a traditional chronological approach and aims to generate interest among both experts and the general public.

The lectures will go out weekly on our YouTube channel.

“The Special Secret Collection (1937-1939) of the National Art Museum of Ukraine”

by Yuliia Lytvynets

General director of the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU)

“Ukrainian Contemporary Art: Main Centres and Leading Figures”

by Oksana Barshynova 

Deputy director of exhibitions of the National Art Museum of Ukraine (NAMU)

“Ukrainian Art During Revolution Turmoils”

by Valeria Schiller

Curator, Art Historian

“The Kharkiv School of Photography: Challenging Boundaries of the Medium Through the Decades”

by Oleksandra Osadcha

PhD, curator, Museum of the Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP)

“Magical Gardens in the Land of Terror. Women of Soviet Ukrainian Naïve Art”

by Alisa Lozhkina 

Art historian, curator

“Non/Official, Monumental, Blurred: a Brief History of the Art of Ukrainian Sixties”

by Lizaveta German

Сurator, researcher, co-founder of The Naked Room gallery (Kyiv)

“Ukrainian Film in the 20th Century: Emancipation and Subjugation”

by Ivan Kozlenko

Film scholar, Visiting researcher at Amherst College (USA)

“Kaleidoscope of (Hi)stories. Art from Ukraine” is conceived and developed by the State Art Collections Dresden (SKD) in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute. 

The project is kindly supported by Federal Foreign Office of Germany and Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung.