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Svitlana Shymko / Galina Yarmanova

The Wonderful Years
17 June–8 July 2023

The Wonderful Years, Video Still

On Solidarity
Films in Times of War
April- September 2023
Kunst im Traklhaus showroom

On Solidarity is a curated film programme that explores films by Ukrainian artists in times of war and violence.

17 June - 8 July 2023
Svitlana Shymko Galina Yarmanova , The Wonderful Years Ukraine, 2018, 9 Min.

The research film "The Wonderful Years" explores the lives of queer women in Ukraine in the late Soviet Union. It is based on the archive video materials and interviews excerpts from the research projects on LGBT history.
Svitlana Shymko is an independent director from Ukraine, a graduate of the DocNomads international MA program in documentary film directing. Her short films were shown and received awards at numerous international film festivals. Svitlana is working on developing political, social, and feminist topics in documentary cinema.

Galina Yarmanova is an independent researcher, graduate of an international MA program in Gender Studies in Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). She teaches courses on gender, sexuality, and feminism in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Galina’s research interests include topics on reproduction and sexual rights, moral panics of sexuality, influence of nationalism and imperialism on current sexual politics in Ukraine.

In cooperation with Galerie Kunst im Traklhaus

Showroom Kunst im Traklhaus
Waagplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg

Opening hours
Monday-Friday: 14-18 h; Saturday: 10-13 h
Free admission