GLOBAL ACTION “OCCUPY UKRAINIAN BODY – FIGHT CENSORSHIP!”
On March 24, 2012 the global action “Occupy Ukrainian Body – Fight Censorship!” began in Rome. The activists from ESC / European Studies Cooperation (Italy), #Occupy Geneva (Switzerland) and “Political Critique” (Poland) made a protest against censorship in front of the Ukrainian embassy in Italy to support the Visual Culture Research Center of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and its exhibition “Ukrainian Body”, that were both closed by the university administration. The protestants called for the restoration of artistic and political freedom at the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and demanded to reclaim the unjust situation – to resume the Center’s activity in full scope in its working space of the Old Academic Building and to reopen the “Ukrainian Body” exhibition.
The international action “Occupy Ukrainian Body – Fight Censorship!” of the Occupy movement will continue in other countries to express global solidarity with contemporary socially engaged art and Visual Culture Research Center as the institution representing it. The banner with the slogan of the action goes to other occupy cities circulating around the globe for more actions of support for the VCRC that will take place over the next weeks.
Please find the video and photos of the action in Rome below.