Erich Lessing Exhibition_Kyiv

After Alpbach, Brussels, Podgorica and Prague, the Ukrainian capital is the next stop of the exhibition “EUROPE: IN BETWEEN DOCUMENT AND FICTION.  Erich Lessing’s photographs on Post-World War II Europe EXPANDED”.

This exhibition shows a selection of photographs by Erich Lessing that can be described as documents of Post-World War II Europe. Erich Lessing is one of Austria’s most renowned photographers and a member of the prestigious photo agency Magnum Photos, who has chronicled the world and interpreted its people, events, issues and personalities.  Erich Lessing’s photojournalism allows for an understanding of what it means to think about history, Europe and photography. Furthermore, works from selected artists from the respective countries can be seen, which react to Lessing’s photographs and create parallel histories – histories which conceptually reflect the social, political and historical changes in the region with and through the medium of photography.

Curators: Marina Gržinić and Walter Seidl
Artists: Erich Lessing (A), Anna Artaker (A), Anna Fabricius (H), IRWIN (SLO), Elżbieta Jabłońska (PL), Ivana Keser (HR), Martin Kollár (SK), Boris Missirkov & Georgi Bogdanov (BG), Tanja Ostojić (SRB), Erzen Shkolloli (KOS), Ilija Šoškić (MNE), Žaneta Vangeli (MK), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (RO), Manfred Willmann (A)

26 May – 23 June 2012
Venue: Visual Culture Research Center, 26 Kostyantynivska St., “Zhovten” Cinema, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Opening of the exhibition:  Saturday, May 26, 2012, 7 pm
with speeches by Vasyl Cherepanyn,  Jakub Forst-Battaglia and Robin Gosejohann