Date: 16.03
Curator: Tatiana Mironova
Location: Mironova Foundation

In the 70s of the XX century, the so-called "Kharkiv School of Photography" originated, which over time became one of the defining socio-cultural phenomena of Ukrainian art.

The approaches of Kharkiv photographers went beyond the local context of the city in eastern Ukraine and the (im) possibilities of the Soviet era - their work was a global social and artistic project, which contained a large number of different artistic approaches, experiments, political views and positions on the phenomenon of art.

Today, one of the important differences of the "school" is that it has not become a historical relic. The process of its transformation and development continues to this day: the representatives of the school are one of those who define the contemporary art of Ukraine, work in a relevant context and participate in the formation of a new generation.

In 1994, Tetiana Grynyova and Borys Hrynev laid the foundations of the collection, which today is being transformed into a collection representing the development and multiplicity of artistic approaches to Ukrainian art. The Green's collection is one of the few in the country where the principles of publicity and education are key, which shifts collecting from private hobby to socially important cultural practice.

In 2018, the process of transferring parts of the works of the Kharkiv School from the Green Collection to the Foundation of one of the most famous art centers in Europe began. The official presence of the Kharkiv school in the European institution is not only a confirmation of its uniqueness, but a necessary opportunity to comprehend and take a new look at the phenomena of Ukrainian art.

The Open Discussion “Kharkiv School: Borders and Coordinates” will take place within the framework of the exhibition on March 2 at 5 pm

The project is organized with the support of:

Ukrainian Club of Contemporary Art Collectors.

Grynyov Art Foundation