R.E.P., Patriotism. Image of an Enemy, Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, 2011. Courtesy the artist

R.E.P., Patriotism. Herford Story, Herford, Germany, 2013. Courtesy the artist

R.E.P., Patriotism. Hymn, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy, 2007. Courtesy the artist

R.E.P., Patriotism. Waiting Slogans, Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ukraine, 2013

Haim Sokol, Testimony, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Haim Sokol, Testimony, 2015. Courtesy the artist

Haim Sokol, Testimony, 2015. Courtesy the artist

In conversation event with the Kyiv-based artist collective R.E.P. and Moscow-based artist Haim Sokol, both artists will discuss their practice in the context of working in post-Soviet neoliberal capitalism framed by past and present revolutionary moments.

R.E.P. was formed in Kyiv in 2004 – the decade of their existence framed by the Orange Revolution of that year and the recent Revolution of Dignity, both on Maidan Square. The group was the first in Ukraine to work collectively by consensus, as a model of artistic collaboration. Haim Sokol’s work deals with issues of memory, history and trauma, specifically those histories that have been hidden, forgotten or oppressed.

Further information about R.E.P.’s installation here, and about Testimony by Haim Sokol see here.

On Sun 28 February, 12.30–3pm, Haim Sokol presents a live reading of a text work reflecting the ongoing post-Holocaust politics of exclusion and racism in society today. More information here.

Artist Talk: Haim Sokol and R.E.P.

FREE, no booking required

Sat 27 Feb, 11.30am–12.30pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 –12 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle
NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk