THE ART OF REVOLUTION: THE POLITICAL AESTHETICS OF UKRAINE'S EUROMAIDAN
Posters from the early days in Independence Square.
The poster images that adorned Kyiv’s Independence Square or the Euromaidan during the heady days of late November and December 2013 capture the energy and vitality of this transformative process. The betrayal of Ukraine’s European future by the country’s governing elite and their subsequent attempt at brutally silencing both opponents and critics brought out hundreds of thousands in protest to the Maidan.
Accompanied by first-person accounts and other reports, the fifty posters displayed at Oseredok circulated widely on the Maidan. Designed and created for mass distribution through the medium of the private printer, they testify to a deep desire for a change and are symbolic of the best impulses of a society mobilizing in its own defense.