Opening Anton Shebetko
To Know Us Better

Come and celebrate the opening of the new exhibition To Know Us Better by Anton Shebetko. At 18.00 hrs, Jim van Geel (Coordinator Public Programme at Rijksakademie and Curator Public Programme Young Design at Design Museum) will host a Q&A with Anton Shebetko.

You are welcome from 17.30 until 21.00 hrs during this festive opening with free entrance and drinks. In addition, the publication A Very Brief and Subjective Queer History of Ukraine will also be available during the opening.

About the exhibition

Anton Shebetko uses extensive research to highlight the Queer history of Ukraine and its absence in this nation's public memory. He works actively with members of the Ukrainian LGBTQ+ community who flourished as a community, despite living in a conservative Ukrainian society. Through interviews and archival research, Shebetko strives to construct a public memory and raise awareness for the national queer community.

Alongside personal accounts, a timeline has been drawn that highlights key moments in the history of this community. The timeline starts with the historical oppression and leads toward gained visibility over the past few years.

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Kinder Limo, from the series To Know Us Better © Anton Shebetko.

This exhibition is organised on the occasion of Pride Amsterdam 2022.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the Gemeente Amsterdam.

Laslo, from the series To Know Us Better © Anton Shebetko

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Opening Anton Shebetko
To Know Us Better