Kseniia Rozhak-Lytvynenko:   Cubo-Futurism by Alexandra Exter and the European "Theatrical revolution"

The Department of Theory and History of Art cordially invites you to a lecture and discussion within the subject “Selected Chapters form modern and contemporary art and design”, on Wednesday, 7 December, 2022 at 16:00 in room 220, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18



in room 220 (1st floor), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18


on Wednesday December 7, 2022 at  4 p.m.


Oleksandra Ekster is an Ukrainian artist, designer of theatre scenery, representative of the cubo-futurism, who has made a real breakthrough in the approaches to the interpretation of theatrical art. It was she who proposed to use complex multi-tiered constructions instead of flat painted decorations, thus occupying the entire space of the stage, not just its floor. Her creativity is a unique combination of the advanced trends of European modernism with the ancient traditions of Ukrainian folk embroidery art. During the lecture we will try to explore the sources of the inspiration of the reformer of scenography and theatrical costume, tracing the main directions of her creative activity.



Kseniia Rozhak-Lytvynenko is the art-critic and lecturer of art history from Ukraine. Since 2019 she has been working as an Associate Professor at the Studio of Interior Design, Department of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Design at the National Aviation University in Kiev. She teaches Course in the History of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design and Course "The Personal brand of the designer". She is also the author of the educational online project "Art-Tours" which conducts online trainings in art history for kids and adults. The main topic of her scientific interests is the art of the first half of the twentieth century.

On March 13, 2022 due to the war in Ukraine, she has arrived to Bratislava. Now she is working on the research “The Art of the First World War in Ukraine and Slovakia: comparative characteristics”.



The lecture is carried out within the project promoted by Slovac Art Council, Call no. 101 / 2022, subprogram 3.8 Research and critical reflection on art in exile (Š)

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