Opening 'Recharge and Revolt' - Queer resistance and rave culture in Ukraine
The group exhibition Recharge and Revolt opens during the annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Curated by two Ukrainian guest curators - Maria Vtorushina and Anton Shebetko - this exhibition explores how rave culture in Ukraine is an expression of (queer) resistance.
Expo on Queer and rave Culture in Ukraine
Included are works by many current Ukrainian multimedia artists and collectives: Yana Bachynska, Vic Bakin, Lesha Berezovskiy, Illia Chernysh, Oleksandr Halishchuk, Alex King, Zoya Laktionova, Maria Leonenko, Kateryna Lisovenko, Rebel Queers, Anton Shebetko, Angelika Ustymenko , and the documentation of a Queer Cabaret performance (participants: Anatoly Belov, Boji Moroz, Vlad Shast, Panda aka Masha Volkova, AntiGonna, George Babanski, Alina Kleytman, and Bogdana Ukraina).
During ADE, Melkweg believes it is important to reflect on the fact that rave culture is not self-evident and optional for everyone, but is a necessary means for some (queer) young people to show resistance. The Ukrainian techno scene is known for its values of freedom, self-expression and acceptance, which are shared by the queer community. In techno clubs and at raves, Ukrainian queers feel safe to be completely themselves.
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