In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Humanity Dialogues is a series of events that reflect on contingency as existence and address art and politics critically intertwined within societies at war.
The series is organized and supported by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) Program of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. The series is moderated by Marta Kuzma, professor of art and former Dean of the Yale School of Art who was the director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Kyiv from 1990 to 2000. Each event in the series is introduced by Molly Brunson, associate professor and Director of the REEES Program, and includes the following:
Humanity Dialogues #1: Tyranny, Artists and Agency
March 4, 2022 | featuring Vasyl Cherepanyn and Timothy Snyder
Humanity Dialogues #2: Tyranny and Cyber Resistance
March 16, 2022 | featuring Scott Shapiro and Yuliana Shemetovets
Humanity Dialogues #3: Energy Colonialism to Energy Terrorism
March 18, 2022 | featuring Kate Brown, Svitlana Matviyenko and Oleksiy Radynski
Humanity Dialogues #4: Rapid Response - Solidarity of Artists in the Time of War
March 22, 2022 | featuring Asia Tsisar, Olga Kopenkina, Yulia Krivich and Kuba Szreder
Humanity Dialogues #5: The International Art Market, Moving Assets & Financing the War
March 25, 2022 | featuring Daniel Glaser, William Goetzmann and Simon Johnson
To learn more about the series, visit the REEES website.