From 22 May to 8 June 2014, the Museum of Odesa Modern Art presents a project by Bohdan Perevertun, Françoise Oz and Mykola Lukin called Role Play.

A role-playing game is a game in which each participant plays a different role, imitating a real life situation. Such a game becomes more interesting and makes more sense if the participants play their roles as authentically as possible.

Isn’t human life akin to such a role-playing game and, at the same time, is the realisation of this role a real human life?

The project participants analyse (consider) different approaches to the problem of human self-determination. The “focus” of this project is a person who hides behind the mask of their chosen “role” from their own loneliness and emptiness. Perhaps it is because of the fear of emptiness that a person plays at life, afraid to be left alone with himself or herself, without any decorations. This game is multifaceted and multidimensional: career growth; thirst for fame, leaving a mark behind; putting on armour, hoping to hide one’s loneliness as deeply as possible, and, conversely, reveling in one’s own loneliness, social isolation.
The idea of a “role-playing game” is unlikely to push the exhibition guests to understand the eternal question of the meaning of life, but it may give them food for thought about their own role in our common great Game called Life.
The project will also feature an audio performance by Anton Ostrometskyi and Oleksii Volosunov.


The opening ceremony will take place on 22.05.2014 at 18:00 in the Museum of Odesa Modern Art.

The exhibition will run from 22 May to 8 June 2014.