Kyiv Art Week announces full festival program
From 18th to 27th May, Kiev will host the third international Art Week festival. The program includes exhibitions across thirteen art spaces and museums around the city, discussion and lecture programs, film screenings, live music performances, as well as a large scale 5-day fair of art displays.
The official opening of Kyiv Art Week will take place on 18th May, along with the presentation of the restored fragment of the “Wall of Remembrance.” The two-hundred-meter wall at Baikova Cemetery was built for 13 years, and in 1982, it was covered in concrete on the orders of the Ukrainian Communist Party and was not subject to restoration for more than thirty years. At the opening, one of the architects of the wall, Vladimir Melnichenko, together with the Kiev city administration and organisers of Kyiv Art Week, will launch the restoration of one of the most significant memorials of the capital.
On the next day, 19th May, the Institute of Contemporary Art will open its doors for the presentation of the exhibition “The Funnel of Time.” A total of twelve exhibitions and special projects will be presented in museums and art spaces throughout the city within the framework of Kyiv Art Week. Among others, the exhibition program will feature works by Lithuanian and Ukrainian artists of different genres and generations from the Republic of Užupis, as well as an interactive and video-project unification BIRUCHIY in the Toronto-Kiev complex; the special projects include “To find and not to let go” and “After.Museum” in the Kiev Art Gallery, among others.
A full list of exhibitions and special projects of the festival, the date of their opening, as well as the address of the event can be found at: http://kyivartweek.com/program
On 23rd May in the “Toronto-Kyiv” complex on Velyka Vasilkivska Street, 100, the large scale international Kyiv Art Fair will open. The event has attracted 35 galleries and institutions from Ukraine, Georgia, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Great Britain. At the fair, each institution will present their most interesting works, thereby turning the space into one huge gallery with an area of more than 5000 square meters. On the opening day, a live music program from the promo group Groove Operator is planned, as well as a light show from the F.A.C.E. Foundation in the form of a visual projection on the façade of the church of St. Nicholas.
The Kyiv Art Fair will run every day until 27th May. In addition to the fair, guests can attend lectures, concerts and a children’s program.
The Kyiv Art Week festival is held on the initiative of Ukrainian cultural institutions and figures with the support of the Kiev City Administration. The event is designed to increase Ukrainians’ interest in art, and to present Kiev as a European cultural brand to representatives of the world’s art scene.