Kyiv to LA presents a screening of recent works by Ukrainian filmmakers Roman Khimei and Yarema Malashchuk, followed by a lunchtime Q+A with the artists and the curator of the project, Asha Bukojemsky. The artists will discuss how their creative practice has been affected by the war in Ukraine, and the unique projects they have produced to counter its effects.
About the Artists:
Collaborating at the edge of visual art and cinema since 2013, Kyiv-based artists and filmmakers Roman Khimei and Yarema Malashchuk graduated as cinematographers from the Institute of Screen Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine. They were awarded the main award of the PinchukArtCentre Prize (2020), VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize (2021), as well as the Grand Prix at the Young Ukrainian Artists Award (MUHi 2019). Their debut documentary feature “New Jerusalem” premiered at Docudays UA International Film Festival 2020. The film received the Special Mention Award at Kharkiv MeetDocs and the duo also participated at the Future Generation Art Prize 2021. Their video works are in collections of Frac Bretagne, Fondazione In Between Art Film, and Seven Gravity Collection. Yarema and Roman are members of the Prykarpattian Theater art collective.
About the Project:
Kyiv to LA brings six Ukrainian artists and art historians working across film, video and alternative modes of research to participate in a Los Angeles-based residency, culminating in a public program of talks, screenings and dinners. Spearheaded and organized by Marathon Screenings independent curator Asha Bukojemsky, the project marks a unique and timely collaboration with several LA-based organizations, including 18th Street Arts Center; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; GRI Scholars Program; Villa Aurora Thomas Mann House; and Art at the Rendon.
Roman Khimei and Yarema Malashchuk (photo: Taras Tarasov)
Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019. 9 min
State Institution, 2017. 8 min
Supported by Bursa Gallery, Ukrainian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2017
So They Won’t Say We Don’t Remember, 2021. 25min
Commissioned and produced for Landscape as a Monument residency
TRT: 42 min
Dedicated to the Youth of the World II, 2019
State Institution, 2017
So They Won’t Say We Don’t Remember, 2021
Poster design: Ostap Yashchuk
(this poster shows the routes of the Novator mine.)