We have nothing to loose but our maidans


Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 18:00


Presentation of the 5th issue of Political Critique magazine

Visual Culture Research Center
(44 Hlybochytska Street (1st floor), Kyiv)

Visual Culture Research Center invites you to the presentation of the 5th issue of PoliticalCritique entitled “We Have Nothing To Lose But Our Maidans”, which will take place on Saturday, November 1st at 18:00. 

In spite of all the written texts and produced images, we are still far from the complete understanding of the event of Maidan. The 5th issue of Political Critique represents the phenomenon of Maidan, which can be considered as a “visual revolution”, with its own visual means. During the events on Maidan political and revolutionary power of visual image was consistently realized. This edition of Political Critique analyses visual image as the revolutionary instrument on Maidan.

Besides texts the issue includes photos, many of which are being published for the first time, particularly the works by Oleksandr Burlaka, Maksym Dondyuk, Oleksandr Kozachenko, Yevgen Kotenko, Sasha Kurmaz, Viktor Marushchenko, Ivan Melnychuk, Sergiy Morgunov, Tomáš Rafa, Yulia Serdyukova, and Olga Yakymovych. The publication also contains artistic projects related to the issues of political violence: “Controlled incidents” by Mykyta Kadan and “Shelter” by Mykola Ridnyi. Textual part of the magazine consists of articles, which look into Maidan from political, social, visual, and urban perspectives.

The presentation of the issue will take place with the participation of its editors and authors:Oksana Briukhovetska, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Yustyna Kravchuk, Lesia Kulchynska, Oleksiy Radynski. Artists and photographers presented in the issue are also invited.

Political Critique is an international publishing project of the same-name intellectual community in Eastern Europe. Ukrainian edition of Political Critique is aimed at the promotion of critical thinking towards political, social, and cultural processes in Ukraine.

Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC) was founded in 2008 for the purpose of creating the interdisciplinary platform for analysis of the Ukrainian post-Soviet condition at the intersection of art, knowledge, and politics. Since its inception VCRC has organized over 150 debates, conferences and seminars with the participation of Ukrainian and international researchers, as well as nearly 20 art exhibitions.

Visual Culture Research Center (44 Hlybochytska Street, 1st floor, Kyiv)

Admission is free 
ATTENTION! Seats are limited
Events will take place with support from: Krytyka Polityczna (Poland), Erste Stiftung (Austria)


Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.