Choosing among a variety of things to do in Kiev in February save the date for visiting a new exhibition in Mystetskyi Arsenal.
Photo: Mystetskyi Arsenal
The retrospective exhibition ‘Mariya Prymachenko. Boundless’ (February 9, 2016 – March 13, 2016) will include more than 300 works by prominent Ukrainian artist, coming from the collection of the National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art.
The artist’s fantastic world of images is a unique artistic combination, a cultural phenomenon that mixes the traditions of folk art with personal talent and imagery. The external lyricism of Mariya Prymachenko’s works, which were opposed to the official Soviet ideology, expresses a certain philosophical search of the artist. The surrealistic motifs of her art give a background to consider Mariya Primachenko to have a genius that not only lead the artist ahead of her time, but also created a separate reality - unbelievable, wonderful and incomprehensible.
The exhibition is designed to present creativity of the artist as a polar sensation comparing to Soviet reality that was aimed at destroying the notion of personality and unifying the whole way of living and thinking under one ‘umbrella’. In such situation, where art was turned into a tool of propaganda and breeding of the ‘new man’, the artistic phenomenon of Mariya Prymachenko remains an unfathomable mystery.
The artworks, which will be all gathered in Kiev under one roof, were created during different stages of artist’s career. Therefore, the exhibition makes it possible to track changes in technology and style, to emphasize the expressive alternative of her creative manner that sometimes is inconsistent with the usual concepts of artist’s work. In addition to the paintings, ceramics and albums with pictures of the artist will be displayed at the exhibition ‘Mariya Prymachenko. Boundless’.
Lavrska str, 10-12, Kyiv
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday to Sunday
09/02/2016 – 13/03/2016