Children of the Katharsis

Everything is against you. The late capitalist environment shapes a citizen through complex, multi-layered and interdependent systemic violent practices. The post-Soviet environment makes these practices simpler and more outspoken. The grassroot response to the violence of the authorities becomes forcibly violent, especially with the participation of the far right, which has established itself as a radical and passionate component of the protest forces. At the same time, power optics are turning a peaceful protest in soft “liberal” forms into a blind spot of political speech, a passive resource of discontent that only awaits radicalization in a violent direction.

On the opening day of the exhibition, Vladyslav Plysetsky made a performance, the topic of which was the persecution of queer people by radical rights and the specifics of the interpersonal contact that arises between the persecutor and the persecuted.