School of Abducted Europe

School of Kiew.

As a prelude to the new project Ukraine in European Dialogue the IWM contributed to the School of Kyiv Biennial taking place in the Ukrainian capital from September 8 to November 1, 2015. The Biennial included an extensive intellectual program organized into “Schools”, with the “School of Abducted Europe” being the focus of the Institute’s contributions. For more information see the program and videos of selected events.

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The School of the Abducted Europe was curated by Vasyl Cherepanyn (VCRC) and Tatiana Zhurzhenko (IWM). Associate curators: Yustyna Kravchuk (VCRC) and Kate Younger (Yale University).

Declaration of the School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015
Vasyl Cherepanyn / Visual Culture Research Center


Publications related to the Kyiv Biennial 2015

book of KievThe Book of Kyiv
A Project of The School of Kyiv  – Kyiv Biennial 2015
Edited by Kateryna Mishchenko
Medusa Publishing House
Kyiv 2015

The Book of Kyiv invites to an intellectual tour across the Ukrainian capital. The numerous locations of The School of Kyiv—Kyiv Biennial 2015 represent an urban ensemble at the intersection of architectural, cultural, historical, and artistic perspectives on contemporary Kyiv—a city experiencing intensive historical changes and redefining itself.


kiev book

The School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015
Edited by Silvia Franceschini and Lesya Prokopenko
VCRC, Kyiv 2015




Hefte für Gegenwartskunst
Heft 4/15, Kiev, Moscow and Beyond

Die Ausgabe Kiev, Moscow and Beyond nimmt die Kiewer Biennale als Ausgangspunkt, um die mit dem russisch-ukrainischen Konflikt entstandene Situation kritisch zu reflektieren.

Videos of The School of Kyiv


List of the Speakers: