Ukraine is a fertile ground for the fast-growing and developing art market with many successful galleries and several auction houses. However, Ducat Auction House in Kyiv is the most famous among others specializing in visual arts and the most distinguishable one with its experiments with selling graphics.
Odessa attracts international visitors with not only Black Sea coastline, tasty wine and cognac, delicious cuisine and unique charm. Discover how the Southern capital keeps up-to-date with art tendencies and take a look at the cultural side of Odessa with its top big annual art events.
Visiting galleries is always a pleasant thing to do for the art lovers. But what if you are short on time and want to have plenty of options to choose from? Then the biggest online art gallery in Ukraine will certainly be useful!
Apart from places for contemplating art, Kyiv offers plenty of spaces with an additional ‘take-away’ option. With numerous small independent spaces and a dozen of already renowned galleries, the emerging Ukrainian art market is continuing to grow. Check out the best galleries in Kyiv to enjoy and buy art.
The National Museum of Russian Art is one the finest museums in Kiev. The museum is not only about art, it also has a historic value: the collection gathered the artworks of artists who come from Russia, Ukraine and other countries of the post-Soviet bloc.
Almost every Kiev city tour brings visitors to busy Volodymyrs’ka and Bohdana Khmelnytskoho streets crossing where the Kiev Opera House is situated. However, this is not just one of plenty places to see in Kiev, but it is also worth visiting.
Kiev theatric scene is rich and vivid with a variety of medium original stages and small experimental projects. However, it is better to start getting acquainted with it from the biggest and most famous temples of drama and comedy that will surely surprise with professional direction, eccentric acting and modern interpretation of classics. Don’t be worried about language barriers because true art doesn’t need words.
Big artistic events are among the top attractions that bring international visitors to Kiev. Discover how the Ukrainian capital keeps up-to-date with modern tendencies, explore its scene for contemporary arts and find out why these events are worth visiting.
Located in the city center, in the area of museums and galleries gathering, the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Arts Museum provides residency for the pearls of European and Asian art in Ukraine, for years being one of the most interesting places to visit in Kiev.
February 13, 2015 was a special day for Ukrainian art: "Apocalypse in art" photo project of Vitaly Vasilyev and Olena Vasilyeva was brought to the hammer for £ 134,500 ($ 205,785) at Phillips London auction.
Abraham Maslow, famous American psychologist, outlined the human needs in his famous "Maslow pyramid" where he put self-expression, honor, respect and prestige at the top. All that could be achieved by collecting masterpieces. And there is no doubt that personal art collections have been considered as indication of wealth at all times.
Auctions in Ukraine stand now on the new level thanks to changes in the country. There are several famous auction houses in Ukraine, old and new ones, which form the new “face” of Ukrainian art in the world.
Dr. Christoph Späti, Deputy Head of Mission and Counsellor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine and Moldova, has been living in Kyiv for a couple of years already with his wife Tamar and their three children. Tamar and Christoph surprised me by telling me that it was their preferred choice to come to live to Ukraine. Why did they make such a decision and are they still happy living in the biggest country of Eastern Europe where political, economic and social changes are taking place?
After Eurovision Grand Final show the audience was simply awed by the interval act of the Ukrainian electronic band ONUKA. Many Ukrainians in their social media accounts wondered why ONUKA wasn’t the one to represent Ukraine in Eurovision 2017, while numerous international Eurovision fans said that all the contestants were great, but the live gig by ONUKA simply blew their minds.