Spring brings not only long-awaited heat, but also various festivals. This May, Kyiv Art Week will be held in various cultural spaces and museums of the capital. As always, the program is full of intriguing works by Ukrainian and European artists. Let’s check out the details.
Kyiv Art Week is a yearly festival held in the capital of Ukraine and dedicated to various themes concerning Ukrainian art space. This year, the festival is focused on integrating Soviet era monuments in the urban Kyiv space, which is one of the most discussed topics in contemporary culture. Various cultural institutions and museums joined this year’s fest: from local Taras Shevchenko National Museum and Khanenko Museum of Western and Oriental Art to foreign Institut français d'Ukraine and University of the Arts London.
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The main event of the Kyiv Art Festival is a traditional Kyiv Art Fair, hosted by Toronto-Kyiv center right near the St. Nicholas Cathedral. Visitors will be able to witness works of more than 30 leading Ukrainian and foreign galleries, and given that last year the festival boasted of presenting Picasso and Banksy, guests can expect something just as grandeur. The free art republic Užupis, located in Vilnius and known for their unusual décor solutions, will be represented in Kyiv as well.
Kyiv Art Fair’s program will include events for children, live music, and, of course, lunch and coffee breaks.
When: May 23-27
Photo source: Kyiv Art Fair Facebook page.