Yevgen Nikiforov from the series Decommunized Ukrainian Soviet
Geopolitics Memory, 04 September 2020
Yevgen Nikiforov from the series Decommunized Ukrainian Soviet

The Past Living in the Future: Ukrainian Politics of Memory in Visual Arts after Maidan

Investigation by Ewa Sułek
Summary

The mechanism of forgetting about the Soviet past, through the erasure of the physical remnants of the former system, was particularly strong in Ukraine in the past years. Today, a war of remembrance is raging, as many Soviet monuments and other relics of Soviet history are destroyed. The future of Ukraine is to be constructed on the basis of a particular picture of the past.