"There are no tyrannies that would not try to limit art, because they can see the power of art. Art can tell the world things that cannot be shared otherwise. It is art that conveys feelings."

 - Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine 

Worth Fighting For

©Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Khimei - photo: Sergey Illin
Video , 8’52”

This new work by Malashchuk and Khimei refers to a classical piece of Ukrainian contemporary art “If I were a German” by Fast Reaction Group, which was created in Kharkiv in 1994. In this photo series, artists and their friends re-enact German soldiers during the occupation of Kharkiv during World War II. Khimei and Malaschuk repeat the gesture and re-enact Russian occupiers during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.