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Oleksiy Radynski: Geographies and Infrastructures of Post-Socialism in the context of War

Event Label
Film screening and Discussion
Organisational Units
Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Location Description
mumok kino
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien

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Oleksiy Radynski in conversation with Aleksei Borisionok and Ruth Jenerbekova. In the context of the Spring Curatorial Program 2022: Art Geographies.

The film program and the conversation between filmmaker and essayist Oleksiy Radynski with curator Aleksei Borisionok and artist/researcher Ruth Jenerbekova derives from Oleksiy’s recently published essay “My Case Against Russian Federation'' as a response to Russian military invasion to Ukraine in February 2022, and ongoing occupation of Donbas and annexation of Crimea since 2014. Focusing on the devastating war in Ukraine, the discussion will further turn to the post-socialist and broader geopolitical context including neocolonial dynamics in the region. The issues of decolonisation and decommunisation in the geographies and temporalities of war, extractivism and logistics of resources will be discussed. Oleksiy’s film and videoworks provide a productive framework to discuss possible resistance and critical strategies that use artistic and documentary media.

Oleksiy Radynski is a filmmaker and writer based in Kyiv. His films have been screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Docudays IFF, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), and S A V V Y Contemporary (Berlin), among others, and have received a number of festival awards. After graduating from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, he studied at the Home Workspace Program (Ashkal Alwan, Beirut). In 2008, he cofounded Visual Culture Research Center, an initiative for art, knowledge, and politics in Kyiv. His texts have been published in Proxy Politics: Power and Subversion in a Networked Age (Archive Books, 2017), Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and East Europe: A Critical Anthology (MoMA, 2018), Being Together Precedes Being (Archive Books, 2019), and e-flux journal.

Ruthia Jenrbekova was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Since 1997 has been involved in various literary, artistic and curatorial activities. Works as an interdisciplinary artist/researcher  and cultural organizer. Co-founder of the imaginary art institution Krёlex zentre (together with Maria Vilkovisky). Writes texts as both theory and poetry. Fields of interest: performance theory, material semiotics, art-based methodologies. Currently a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Lives and works in Almaty and Vienna.

Aleksei Borisionok is a curator, writer and organiser, who currently lives and works in Minsk and Vienna. He is a member of the artistic-research group Problem Collective and Work Hard! Play Hard! working group. He writes about art and politics for various magazines, catalogues and online platforms. His writings were published in “L’Internationale Online”, “Partisan", "Moscow Art Magazine", "Springerin", "Hjärnstorm", "Paletten", "" among many others.

Olia Sosnovskaya (co-organizer of the event) is an artist, writer and organizer. She works with text, performance and visual arts, intertwining the notions of festivity, collective choreographies and the political within the post-socialist contexts and beyond. Member of artistic-research group Problem Collective and Work Hard! Play Hard! working group. Currently a doctoral candidate at PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Lives and works in Vienna and Minsk.