The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents "The Forbidden Image", a two-chapter project in the framework of the PinchukArtCentre's Research Platform. The first chapter presents a solo exhibition by Boris Mikhailov, while the second entitled "Crossing Lines" is dedicated to the Kharkiv School of Photography and the continuation of its attitude and thinking with emerging artists.

Both exhibitions draw upon three major themes that challenge the notion of The Forbidden Image: an image that lies beyond the boundaries (The nude, The performative), a "life-drunk" image of society (New humanism), and an intimate image that "flutters at night" (Personal romantics).

Curators – Björn Geldhof, Artistic director of the PinchukArtCentre; Martin Kiefer, in charge of Contemporary Art at the Musée du Louvre, Paris; Alicia Knock, curator, Contemporary and Research Department, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

A special thanks goes out to Suzanne Tarasiève for supporting the realization of the Boris Mikhailov exhibition.