The PinchukArtCentre presents the international group exhibition "Loss. In Memory of Babi Yar" with the participation of Christian Boltanski, Berlinde de Bruyckere and Jenny Holzer.
The exhibition coincides with the anniversary of the tragic events in Babi Yar, Kiev, Ukraine. During the tragedy 75 years ago, over 34,000 Jews were shot by the Germans over the course of two days. It was one of the first acts of mass murder during World War II.
The exhibition examines the tragedy at Babiy Yar through Christian Boltanski's new monumental work, which silently brings together tragic events from different times around the world.
The theme of oblivion in collective memory, which is central to Boltanski's work, permeates all the works in the exhibition. At the same time, Berlinde de Bruyckere and Jenny Holzer raise the question of the risk of losing one's sense of humanity in the face of violent death. In older works by Jenny Holzer, such as Lustmord Table (Table of Deadly Pleasure, 1994), the act of violent murder itself becomes a central theme. And three new monumental sculptures by Berlinde de Bruyckere deal with the theme of collective death.
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