Closing of the exhibition “Ukraine. A different angle on neighbourhood”


We would like to invite all visitors to the final two weeks of “Ukraine. A different angle on neighbourhood” exhibition at the International Cultural Centre lasting from January 4 to 16.


Guided tours at the ICC Gallery

The last week of the exhibition. To take part in a guided tour, collect a ticket for the selected date at, and then purchase a ticket at the box office of the ICC Gallery.


4.01, 16.30 “Ukraine and feminism” – tour by Agata Klejzerowicz

5.01, 16.30 “Old wars - new war” – tour by Joanna Majewska

6.01, 16.30 “Political impulses” – tour by Joanna Majewska

7.01, 16.30 “The Cossack myth and the Sarmatian myth” – tour by Marcin Krotla

8.01, 16.30 “Landscape as a medium” – tour by Magdalena Worłowska


Meetings at the Ravens Hall:

January 4 at 18.00

“Babi Yar – from the Holocaust to the present day”

Guests: Adam Balcer, Anna Wylegała, Edyta Gawron

Host: Paulina Małochleb


The massacre of the Jewish population in Babi Yar took place in 1941, but in the post-war period the victims were not commemorated, and a waste disposal site was created nearby. At present, efforts are being made to preserve the memory of the event, coming with diverse visions regarding the issues of the way of commemorating it, and the sources of its financing. Different factions, associations and concepts collide. The plan to build a large Holocaust museum is called by some Putin’s “Trojan Horse”, or the Disneyland of the Holocaust, by others it is genuinely anticipated. How to navigate in this situation? How to separate the necessity to preserve memory from the present political circumstances?

Adam Balcer – political scientist, cultural anthropologist, researcher, journalist. Author of the book “Turcja, Wielki Step i Europa Środkowa” [Turkey, the Great Steppe and Central Europe], published by the ICC.

Edyta Gawron – researcher, historian specialising in the contemporary history of Jews. Visiting fellow researcher at the Yad Vashem (International Institute for Holocaust Research in Jerusalem) and the US Department of State (US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program). Author of “Kraków — czas okupacji 1939-45” [Krakow - occupation time 1939-45], among others.

Anna Wylegała – sociologist, assistant professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of the book “Przesiedlenia a pamięć. Studium (nie)pamięci społecznej na przykładzie ukraińskiej Galicji i polskich „Ziem Odzyskanych””, co-editor of the volume “The Burden of the Past: History, Memory, and Identity in Contemporary Ukraine”.

Paulina Małochleb – literary critic and researcher. Author of the book “Przepisywanie historii” [Rewriting History] about literature dedicated to the January Uprising. Winner of the 2014 Prime Minister's Award. Author of the blog 


January 13 at 18.00

“All hope in Ukraine”

How is the modern identity of Ukrainians changing in the age of conflict? How can a sense of community be formed in these perilous times? Is there any space for art at this time? Or maybe that's when it is most needed? What influence do artists have on the Ukrainian national community and what could we learn from them? We are looking for tensions between politics, society and art.

The final meeting accompanying the exhibition “Ukraine. A different angle on neighbourhood”, three days before its closing.

Guests: Alevtina Kachidze, Wiktoria Kudela-Świątek, Myroslava Keryk

Hosted by: Anna Łazar

Alevtina Kakhidze – a ukrainian feminist artist, performer, media artist, and curator. In 2002 she won a competition for the young artists and curators organised by the Centre for Contemporary Art by the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and in 2008 the Kazimir Malevich Artist Award for Ukrainian artists. A holder of a scholarship from Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, and resident of the Open House at the Iaspis Foundation in Stockholm, and of the Zamek Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Centre in Warsaw. Co-founder of a private residency for foreign artists in Muzychi, a village in the Kyiv Oblast, and author of online artistic publication, she lives and works in Muzychi.

Myroslava Keryk – historian, sociologist, specialist in the field of migration of Ukrainians to Poland. President of the Board of the "Our Choice" Foundation, project coordinator at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, editor-in-chief of the "Nash Vybir" monthly. She is a member of the Migration Committee operating under the patronage of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Poland. Winner of the “Złote Wachlarze” award granted by IOM Polska for activities for the integration of immigrants and the Memoria Iustorum award of the Lublin Metropolitan See for activities for the benefit of the Polish-Ukrainian dialogue, as well as the Badge of Honour of Merit for Warsaw.

Wiktoria Kudela-Świątek – historian, translator, graduate of history and Russian philology at the Jagiellonian University. Assistant professor at the Institute of History and Archival Studies of the Pedagogical University of Krakow. Member of the International Oral History Association and the Polish Oral History Society. She is a member of the editorial board of the “Krakowskie Pismo Kresowe”. 

Anna Łazar – curator, journalist, contributor to "Blok", "Czas Kultury", "Herito", "Czas Literatury", member of the editorial board of "Nowa Europa Wschodnia", lecturer at Gender Studies IBL PAN and at IS PAN. She worked in public diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kiev and St. Petersburg.

Due to the limitations caused by the pandemic, up to 50 attendees are allowed at the meeting at one time. Please bring a proof of Covid vaccination with you.


Accessible Sunday

Programme for Sunday, January 9:

11.00–12.00 Going wild at the exhibition – we invite all children and their parents. You can run, wander around the halls, ask loudly.

12.30 Guided tour in Polish with sign language interpreting

14.00 Guided tour in Polish, addressed primarily to people in wheelchairs

16.00 Workshop with audio descriptor

Entry during the Accessible Sunday for PLN 5


From December 23 to January 16, 2022, buy a ticket to the Gallery of 19th-century Polish Art at the Cloth Hall and visit the exhibition at the ICC for PLN 5.

On January 15-16, an adult ticket to the exhibition costs PLN 10.

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