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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 2 (134), 434—440

UDK 7.036(477)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.02.434

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES IN ART PRACTICES OF KHARKIV ARTISTS (2004—2016)

Usenko Nataliia, Candidate of Sciences in Art Studies, lector

at the Kharkiv State Academy of Culture (KHSAC)

Bursatskyi uzviz, 4, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Contacts: e-mail: academy@ksada.edu.ua

Abstract. The article highlights the main aspects of social and political issues in contemporary art practices of Kharkiv artists at the beginning of the XXI century. The paper revealed some episodes of artist`s creativity, considered the factors that influenced on the development of social and political trends in the art of Kharkiv, traced activity of the Kharkiv artists in Ukrainian and international exhibitions and art projects. The author has also analyzed the most «iconic» works created by artists in Kharkiv, determined their role in the Kharkiv artistic life at the beginning of the XXI century.

Keywords: art, contemporary, Ukraine, Kharkiv artistic life, national identity, visuality, Ukrainian culture, XXI century.

Received 18.03.2017

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