From Ukraine’s Independence Square, the art of the revolution

| May 2, 2014
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From Ukraine’s Independence Square, the art of the revolution

An older woman in a knit cap stands next to a young girl wearing a traditional Ukrainian flower crown. Dozens of women and men hold torso-size mirrors in their hands, reflecting the wall of riot police standing before them.

A group calling itself “Civil Sector of the Maidan” produced the performance — titled “The Kingdom of Darkness Is Surrendered” — last winter as protests broke out in Ukraine over the pro-Russian policies of President Viktor Yanukovych. Protesters placed stickers with phrases such as “God, is it me?” on each mirror.

 

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