Giving a Voice to Photographers and Video-makers from the Ukraine
The Shilo Group: Ukrainian Insurgent Army
The history of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, a nationalist partisan army that engaged in a series of conflicts during World War II and later in the Soviet territory, is a highly controversial issue in Ukraine. In the hope of creating an independent Ukrainian state it fought against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, the Polish civilian population, and also temporarily cooperated with German forces against the Soviets and Poles. In Eastern Ukraine it is believed to have committed atrocities against the civilian population, Western Ukrainians produce evidence that Soviet secret police formed special groups, disguised as the insurgents who committed those atrocities to discredit the UIA. The UIA are collaborators and war criminals for some and heroes for others.
The Shilo Group’s project is an effort to “de-demonize” the UAI in a series of staged images showing the insurgents in burlesque settings including the Red Square in Moscow.
The Shilo Group is an artgroup formed in 2010 by Vlad Krasnoschok, Sergiy Lebedinsky and Vadim Trikoz (Kharkov, Ukraine)
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