The spring has finally come, so it`s the right time for getting some bright insights and impressions. As we all know, art is the greatest source of new emotions and interesting thoughts, so attending a good exhibition is a perfect decision for a warm April day. Let`s check out April 2018 main exhibitions in Kyiv, where we can get inspired and expand our mind horizons.
Simbiosis exhibition presents works of modern Crimean artists Anton Gudzikevych and Maria Zhurikova. Anton and Maria have already gained wide popularity, taking part in numerous exhibitions in Ukraine, Russia, Western Europe and China. They regularly participate in different art fairs such as Malaga Art Fair and Shanghai Art Fair. During recent years, the artists have been actively working on their new projects in the University of Valencia (Spain). However, the current exposition in Kyiv includes not only fresh masterpieces created in Spain, but also earlier works of Crimean artists.
When: March 2 – April 10
Where: The Central House of Artists, 1, Sichiovykh Strilciv street
Read: Famous Ukrainian Art: Modern Artists
2018 PinchukArtCentre Prize Nominees Exhibition
The works presented on this exposition, greatly vary by topics: some young artists chose modern mass media or personal self-discoveries as the source of inspiration, while others concentrated on the military conflict on the East of Ukraine. However, all the artists are similar in two things: their age is below 35 years and they have been nominated for 2018 PinchukArtCentre Prize. The visitors of the exposition have a great chance to discover all the depth of modern Ukrainian art. The jury has chosen 20 best artworks of the 650 applications submitted for the nomination. The list of nominees includes such names as Anna Zvyagintseva, Yulianna Golub, Mikhail Alekseyenko and other.
When: February 24 – May 13
Where: 1/3-2, Velyka Vasylkivska street, PinchukArtCentre
“Where Do We Go From Here?”
“Where Do We Go From Here?” exhibition is a part of “Visions and Reflections: Our Shared Environment” project. The purpose of the project is to draw people`s attention to the urgent need of environment protection. The name of the exposition has double meaning: on the one hand, it is the rhetoric question about the fact that people have gone far beyond all the reasonable limits in development of self-defence weapons; on the other hand, this question presupposes search for solution of this problem. The program of the event includes seminars, puppet theatre performances and workshops. The project is supported by the USA Embassy in Kyiv, American Councils for International Education, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine in collaboration with Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, StoneLion Puppet Theatre and Project Central organization (the USA).
When: March 29 – April 14
Where: 8, Naberezhno-Lugova street, IZONE creative space
Read: Famous Ukrainian Artists of 20th Century
“Romance with the Sky” Exhibition of Roman Reshetov
This exhibition delights its visitors with magnificent views of sunset gauze and the first sunbeams. Through his paintings, the artist tells about his vision of sacral unity and harmony of the world around us. Roman Reshetov is well-known for his unique style with its unusual light shades, special mood and atmosphere. The main concept of his works is the endless story of interconnections between the earth and the sky – two eternal constants of our Universe.
When: March 23 – April 20
Where: 31, Staronavodntyska street, Zavalnyi Art Center
“More than Just Sculpture”
“More than Just Sculpture” is a large sculptural art project, combining the most modern augmented reality technologies with traditional media. The exposition presents actual tendencies, retrospectives and achievements of Ukrainian plastic arts. Our world is in a permanent motion; the more and more non-material elements change the global economy, but remain unnoticed for sensual perception. “More than Just Sculpture” project shows the essence of the modern world, putting it into doubt at the same time by expanding the space with virtual elements. This sculptural forum presents many new bright artists, brings new senses and brings up new questions.
When: March 7 – April 7
Where: 102-104, Antonovycha street, ART UKRAINE GALLERY
Price: UAH 50
Experience Da Vinci
The large travelling exhibition Experience Da Vinci, that unfolds all the sides of the genius`s personality, is shown in Kyiv for the first time. The works created by Da Vinci as a sculptor, a painter, an architect, an anatomist, an inventor and a writer still attracts great interest of the scientists. Many scientific ideas of Leonardo have been discovered from his diaries. Around 6000 pages of these diaries have survived until our days. These papers include notes and pictures related to geometry, technics, fauna and flora, math, physics and philosophy. Many projects of buildings and technical devices, described in Da Vinci`s diaries, have been never brought into action during the genius`s life. The items, presented on the exhibition, are designed according to Leonardo Da Vinci`s writings.
When: March 15 — April 30
Where: 1, Academika Glushkova street, National Expocenter of Ukraine, pavilion 7
Price: UAH 140-500
As we see, April 2018 main exhibitions in Kyiv are going to bring us many valuable cultural experiences. Welcome to enjoy art in all its forms.
Photo source: websites of artists and events mentioned above. All photos belong to their rightful owners.