Ain’t nobody’s business

April 25 – June 02, 2019

PinchukArtCentre presents the international group show “Ain’t nobody’s business”. Referring to a hit by the Swedish emigrant singer Ardis from 1994, it unmutes voices clamoring for the freedom of self-expression. The exhibition features Fabiana Faleiros (Brasil), Nikolay Karabinovych (Ukraine), Ignas Krunglevicius (Lithuania), Angelina Merenkova (Russia), Zamir Suleymanov (Azerbaijan), Luba Tokareva (Ukraine), and Sergey Shabohin (Belarus). 

Many of the artists are being shown for the first time in Ukraine. This international cast of “Ain’t nobody’s business” aims at contributing to the further development of the dialogue and cooperation between Ukrainian and international artists, which is an integral part of the vivid development of the country’s cultural landscape. 

The title of the exhibition is meant to provoke public discussion on the contradictive relations between regulative power and personal identity. The tone of the narrative is set by Fabiana Faleiro’s work MasturBar. The show questions the existing tension between the personal and the political, revealing the influence of power structures on individual freedom and self-identification. If our sexual socialization is censored by political discourse, what kind of emancipatory scenarios we can imagine? And how can we implement them in our everyday practice? 

Curators: Valeria Schiller and Alexandra Tryanova, graduates of PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform. 

PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform is an educational platform for young curators, relying on the high institutional capacity and expertise of an expert team and offering access to leading practices and knowledge. In addition to prizes for young artists, Curatorial Platform is a sustainable investment of the art centre in the future generation of art specialists.