The art of David Burliuk, the founder of futurism in the Russian empire, went through several phases. From the moment he founded the Hylaea group near Kherson in 1903, during his travels through Siberia and Japan, and after his arrival in New York in 1922 he explored various styles. Among them were impressionism, neo-primitivism, cubo-futurism, surrealism, and ‘radiostyle.’ There were, however, some constant sources of inspiration, to which he continually returned up to his death on Long Island in 1967. These included an enthusiasm for nature, vitality, the Steppe, and the Cossack past of his ancestors. The evidence of his writings, paintings and archives provide keys to understanding puzzling aspects of his development.

Myroslav Shkandrij is Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba where he taught Slavic studies. He has published books on Ukraine in the 1920s, Ukrainian-Russian relations, nationalism, and avant-garde art. He has curated a number of exhibitions dealing with the early twentieth-century avant-garde, and has translated several Ukrainian authors into English. In the fall 2021 semester, he was a Visiting Professor at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

Please join Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre for a virtual talk by Myroslav Shkandrij exploring the works of artist David Burliuk on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022, at 6:30PM.

This event is free to attend and can be accessed at the zoom link provided here.


Event Details

Date 22 Feb 2022 – 22 Feb 2022

Time 6:30 PM

Instructor Myroslav Shkandrij

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