07 Jun 2022

Ukrainian artists in modern Paris

Vita Susak
Paris, France
The École des modernités At the Institut Giacometti

Many artists who were born or lived in Ukraine joined the collective endeavours and reflections that characterised Parisian modernity, even beyond the "Circle of Ukrainians in Paris" (1909-1914). This lecture will review the networks and contributions of these artists, whether they were famous: Alexander Archipenko, Vladimir Baranoff-Rossiné, Chana Orloff, Sonia Delaunay, Alexandra Exter, or forgotten: Alexander Zholtkevich, Leopold Kretz, Marie Bashkirtseff. A few examples among the well-known names will allow us to address the issue of cultural attribution and appropriation.

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Vita Susak

Vita Susak is a doctor of art history, independent researcher, curator and expert of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine (Kyiv). From 1992 to 2016 she was Head of the Department of European Art (19th-20th centuries) at the National Gallery of Fine Arts in Lviv; from 2011 to 2015 she taught at the Department of Culture and Arts of the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. She is the author of numerous publications, including two monographs: Les Artistes ukrainiens à Paris, 1900-1939 (2010, in Ukrainian and English; 2012 - French version) and Alexis Gritchenko: Dynamocolor (2017). Since 2016, Vita Susak lives and works in Switzerland.

7 June 2022 at 6:30pm

Lecture in French

Online or on site at the Giacometti Lab, 9 rue Victor Schœlcher

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Vita SUSAK - Les artistes d'Ukraine dans le Paris moderne

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