Curated by writer Gianluigi Ricuperati with actress Lidia Liberman and pianist Anastasia Stovbyr, the pavilion presents an overview of contemporary Ukrainian culture touching on different disciplinary fields. Among others involved in the project are artist and photographer Boris MIchajlov, artist Nikita Kadan, cartoonist Sasha Sinimova, and photographer and writer Yevgenia Belorusets.
Planeta Ukrain is divided into several spaces and consists of an installation at the entrance to Palazzo dell'Arte, an exhibition and a rich program of meetings and events.
Presented outside is Nikita Kadan's site-specific work The Checkpoint of the President of Planet Earth, a visionary re-imagining of one of Kiev's many checkpoints reimagined in a poetic key and with an homage to metaphysical realism.
On display are paintings, videos and photographs that alternate throughout the exhibition. Works by Boris Michajlov, Sasha Anisimova, Alex Blank and others draw a connection between aesthetics and politics, cultural research and action.