“Casus” exhibition at the Serhiy Prokofiev Memorial Museum (within the “Under construction: Museum open II” project) 

On February 15 at 14:00 the Serhiy Prokofiev Memorial Museum (located in Sontsivka, Donetsk region, 3 Tsentralna str.) will host the opening of the “Casus” exhibition. The exhibition comes as a result of cooperation between the museum and the “DE NE DE” artistic initiative within the project Rediscovering the historical heritage of eastern Ukraine – “Under construction: Museum open II”.

The Serhiy Prokofiev Memorial Museum is set in the village where Prokofiev was born, grew up and lived until he turned 19. The museum was established in 1991 to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the prominent composer of the XX century. The three museum halls tell the story of Prokofiev’s family, their origin as well as the key life episodes and the works of the composer.

The museum was created by the artists from Saint Petersburg, they did their best to make the exposition design as well as the landscape and house design at the museum’s territory an exquisite and harmonious example of modernism. Serhiy Prokofiev wrote a very detailed autobiography that was used as the basis for the museum exposition. However in the 80s not all of the aspects of the composer’s life sat well with the Soviet ideology. The exposition does not mention at all his complicated family story known as the “Casus of Prokofiev”.

Participants of the “DE NE DE” initiative teamed up with the museum staff to restore the historic justice and mention the story of the composer’s two wives in the narration of his life. The exhibition also encourages to give some thought over the phenomenon of hidden or suppressed history in the context of a museum, as well as over finding the possible ways for the museum to tell the story.

On February 15 at 14:00 the Serhiy Prokofiev Memorial Museum will host the opening of the exhibition and a concert of electronic experimental music featuring Dana Brezhneva, Daryna Veshtak-Blaha, Danylo Halkin, Oleksandra Yeltsyna, Kateryna Yermolayeva, Katia Libkind, Yevhenia Molyar, Andriy Sydorkin and Alina Yakubenko.

Follow the news of the “Casus” exhibition as well as the announcements of the events hosted by the museums on social media at the hashtags #музейвідкритонаремонт #UCBI #UCMC #USAID and by checking the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1798774646823855/

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Rediscovering Eastern Ukraine Heritage – “Under construction: Museum open II”

The project is organized by the Arts Department of Ukraine Crisis Media Center with the financial support of “Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative” (UCBI II), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


For further information please contact:

Anna Yatsenko, assistant PR coordinator of the project “UNDER CONSTRUCTION: MUSEUM OPEN II”, [email protected] +38 093 600 17 44

Arif Bagirov, PR coordinator of the project “UNDER CONSTRUCTION: MUSEUM OPEN: Luhansk region,” [email protected], +38 066 374 81 36

Dmytro Zhuravlyov, PR coordinator of the project “UNDER CONSTRUCTION: MUSEUM OPEN: Donetsk region.”, [email protected], +38 095 856 93 86