Written by Tetiana Pavlova Task force group in the burger mansion of the Kharkiv science (the first public exhibition of the “Vremya” group in Kharkiv, 1983) For unknown reasons, the mobilizations of the passionate Kharkiv locus precedes the changes in the (Ukrainian) society. The surges in the activity of this seismograph have their own chronology and names. Everyone remembers the Executed Revival of the First Capital (1919-1934), with its avant-garde art and physics, led by the hero of today’s mass media Dau. The period of the 1970s-80s is attributed to the generally accepted trigger of “Kharkiv photography”. At present, we cannot but note the actualization of the phenomenon in a series of expositions (particularly the Grynyov Foundation), which culminated in the work of the PinchukArtCenter curatorial group (B. Geldhof, A. Knock, M. Kiefer) “The Forbidden Image”. This exhibition extensively presented the works of the nonconformist “Vremya” group (1971), whose story is fundamental to the Kharkiv School of Photography (Borys Mykhailov, Oleg Malyovany, Yuri Rupin, Eugene Pavlov, Alexander Suprun, Alexander Sitnichenko, Gennady Tubalev, Anatoly Makienko). And this story has an important checkpoint…...
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