‘Symbolically, the first Kyiv Art Week will be held along with Art Basel, which can be called a standard among art fairs’, - said Evhen Bereznytskyi, the curator of the project, - ‘Since 1970 Art Basel has been involving nearly 300 galleries from around the world, representing about 4000 of artists. Our task is no less ambitious. Kyiv Art Week is going to become an annual event representing the best Ukrainian and world art. We want the city to appear on the cultural map of international art weeks and gain its proper place alongside with Western counterparts’.
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Kyiv Art Week will start with the art fair uniting more than 20 galleries from 7 countries: France, Georgia, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and Armenia. In addition, D12 will become an exhibition space for private collections of contemporary Ukrainian collectors, including the collection of Igor Voronov, №1 in the top 30 Ukrainian collectors according to Forbes Ukraine.
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An important international project of Kyiv Art Week will be the presentation of the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art of Georgia, which will arrive in Ukraine for the first time. Moreover, the organizers made a cultural route across the capital, which includes Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art, Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Arts Museum and National Art Museum of Ukraine. On June 16, 2016 Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University will host an international conference and panel discussion on the topic of cultural strategies of development. Furthermore, the leading Kyiv galleries, among which there are Shcherbenko Art Centre, Karas Gallery, 32 Vozdvizhenka Arts House, Stedley Art Foundation, Dukat Gallery and Bereznitskyi Aesthetics, will participate in Kyiv Art Week with their special exhibition projects at their own locations.
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Get involved with contemporary Ukrainian and international art during Kyiv Art Week, one the biggest and most promising art events in Ukraine!
When: June 15-20, 2016
Where: D12 (12 Desiatynna str., Kyiv)
Price: UAH 50