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GOGOLFEST is a multi-disciplinary contemporary art festival held annually in Kyiv. It’s named after Ukrainian-born writer Nikolai Gogol and is one of the city’s most spectacular art events of the year. The festival features various sections: theater, music, cinema, education, visual art, dance art, performance, literature and fashion art.

Early fall is a great time to attend various festivals in Ukraine. The festival calendar ramps up after the summer music festivals, but the days are still long and the evenings light. Explore our picks for the best September 2017 festivals and art events to catch.

«Destinations» rounds up the most interesting art exhibitions to attend in Lviv in September, 2017.
Interesting Ukrainian and international artists and new art venues - September brings the great start of the fall art season in Lviv.

Odesa is mostly known as a capital of sea holidays and bright night parties, but not as a Mecca of art. However, Odesa art scene can surely offer plenty of interesting events. Let`s consider which autumn art exhibitions in Odesa 2017 are worth visiting.

Centrally located on Svobody avenue,  «Salo» museum-restaurant offers to explore iconic Ukrainian food as well as enjoy its peculiar taste in various forms and gastronomical combinations. Don’t miss a chance to discover the history and culinary traditions of the most popular Ukrainian appetizer - lard («salo» in Ukrainian).

National Art Museum of Ukraine presents "Eneida Project", major multi-discipline project, dedicated to the legendary poem Eneida by Ivan Kotlyarevsky and to 175th anniversary of the first full edition of this poem. This project offers a whole new retrospective over this very popular Ukrainian literature piece.

Autumn season, with its special romantic atmosphere of cold blue sky and golden leaves, wakens a wish for something inspiring and spiritual in our souls. This is the time for enjoying beauty in all its forms, including, of course, the beauty of art. Those who feel urgent need to see something beautiful are welcome to satisfy their desire at autumn art exhibitions in Kyiv 2017.

Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 Untitled painting sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday, May 18, 2017 became the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark before. The sale went down in Sotheby's, New York at the end of spring 2017 bidding season. The art piece was bought by a Japanese e-commerce mogul Yusaku Maezawa.

August in Kyiv might seem to be a bit slow in art events, festivals and concerts after amazingly rich for events June, and July, but still has quite a number of exciting events to offer. «Destinations» narrows down some of the most interesting August art events in Kyiv to attend.

Welcome to exhibition of Sergey Marunich (b. 1993), a young Ukrainian artist, designer, illustrator and brand builder from Ternopil, Western Ukraine, better known as S.M.ART (Sergey Marunych Art).

On August 10th, 2017 Spivakovska ART:EGO gallery will host the opening of "Crazy in Art" personal exhibition of Yekasova Dasha. This collection of art pieces is all about harmoniously playing bright colors, combination of seemingly incongruous tones as well as about feeling the rich emotions of the artist while creating the pictures.

UKRSIBBANK BNP Paribas Group presents in Ukraine "Valerian and a city of a thousand planets" - the most expensive European film from the legendary filmmaker Luc Besson. Specially for Premium clients the bank will organize a pre-premiere show in Kyiv and closed shows in Odesa and Kharkiv.

August being the last month of summer is also the last month of summer movie season, which means things tend to move a little slower regarding movie releases. However, there is still quite a number of exciting films that are coming our way in August 2017. Some look intense, others look like good fun, and all are ready for your hard-earned movie dollar to purchase a ticket and enjoy their wares.

Though almost two years have been left till the animation feature premiere, the first teaser to “Mavka. The Forest Song” had appeared on the screens of Ukrainian cinemas in July 2017. This non-standard approach was conditioned by significant interest of wide audience to the project, which is now in the development stage.

On July 20th, 2017 Spivakovska ART:EGO gallery presents «Inspiration Vernissage», personal exhibition of Ukrainian artist Yana Panyus.

On July 17th, 2017 Odesa Museum of Western and Eastern Art presents a major art exhibition featuring over 150 pieces of art: sculptures, paintings, art installations and crafts from 50 famous artists from 20 countries.

The exhibition of the first part of the ART SEASONS festival will be held at the M17 Center for Contemporary Art in Kyiv from 18 to 25 July 2017.

A retrospective exhibition dedicated to Ivan Aivazovsky, renowned Russian marine artist, has opened at Odesa History Museum to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the artist’s birth, which will be celebrated in 2017. «Azure Sea Shining», the name of the exhibition, will feature various works from many holdings; among them you can see probably the most enchanting and spectacular seascapes inspired by the beautiful vistas of the Black Sea.

On July 20, 2017, IZOLYATSIA presents An Outward Glance: Christopher Makos on Andy Warhol’s Epoch exhibition, by the acclaimed American photographer and lifelong Warhol friend Christopher Makos.

This summer, Kyiv art scene delights us with a plenty of various interesting events. Many talented artists are ready to present their bright works of different genres and styles to the wide audience. Beautiful paintings and installations will definitely become a pleasure for the eye. Let`s take a look at the list of the most exciting art exhibitions of July 2017 in Kyiv.

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