What's the use of folk art?
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  • What\'s the use of folk art?

Maria Prymachenko is commonly referred to as a “folk artist” - but is this true? And what does it really mean? In a discussion moderated by Vira Baldyniuk, the researchers Kateryna Iakovlenko and Ewa Klekot will critically analyze the idea of “folk art” and how it functions in Poland and Ukraine. They will highlight the class and colonial dimensions of “folk art”, how it is appropriated for the purposes of propaganda and national mythmaking, as well as its meaning and role in the face of Russian invasion.

Guests: Kateryna Iakovleko, Ewa Klekot
Moderator: Vira Baldyniuk

The event takes places in the exhibition space. To participate please obtain a free ticket in the Museum ticket office or via the online M Shop.

In the frame of the program accompanying the exhibtion of Maria Prymachenko, curated by the “Sunflower” Solidary Community Center.

Vira Baldyniuk – journalist, editor of the Ukrainian section of Dwutygodnik.com. She holds a PhD in philology and works as a curator of educational programs. She received the “Women in Arts” award from the Ukrainian Institute and UN Women Ukraine (2021). Chief editor of the Ukrainian arts & culture magazine Korydor.

Kateryna Iakovlenko – ukrainian visual culture researcher, writer, and curator focusing on art and culture during sociopolitical transformation and war. Among her publications is the book Why There Are Great Women Artists in Ukrainian Art (2019) and Euphoria and Fatigue: Ukrainian Art and Society after 2014 (special issue of Obieg magazine, coedited with Tatiana Kochubinska, 2019). Currently, she is Cultural Editor-in-Chief of Suspilne.media (Kyiv) and a visiting scholar at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (2022–23).

Ewa Klekot – anthropologist, translator, curator. Assistant professor at the Institute of Design at SWPS University; teaches at the School of Form and the University of Warsaw. She is interested in the interdisciplinary combination of humanities and social sciences with design and artistic activities, both in research and education. A graduate in archaeology and ethnology, she holds a PhD in art studies. Her current area of research is the anthropology of making and related cognition and knowledge: skills, body knowledge, materials and processes; making traditions vs. intangible heritage. She is also engaged in anthropological reflection on art, especially the social construction of folk and primitive art, as well as the materiality and value of things considered as design, art, monument, museum exhibit."

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