Tobias Zielony‘s new work produced in Ukraine between 2016 and 2017 focuses on the underground queer and techno scene in Kyiv in the aftermath of the 2013 revolution.

Tobias Zielony: Maskirovka
24 March - 15 April, 2018
KOW, Berlin

The term ‚maskirovka‘ describes a tradition of Russian warfare tactics of deception. The so called „green men“ that occupied Crimea and helped pro-Russian forces in Eastern Ukraine were in fact Russian special forces wearing face masks to hide their identities, starting a hybrid war that was never officially declared. The recent political developments as well as the Russian interference into the country‘s internal affairs can be seen as a sad travesty in which everything is possible but nothing seems to be real.