End of December 2018 Art Exhibitions in Kyiv

painting of a horse in blue colors

The most of us are already busy with preparations to holidays trying to catch up with the last work deadlines of the year. However, everyone deserves a little break to enjoy some inspiring art vibes. Let`s find out which art exhibitions in Kyiv are worth visiting in the end of December 2018.

“On this field, blue…”. Paintings by Anatoliy Kryvolap

gallery hall with paintings on walls
Anatoliy Kryvolap is at the top of the most successful Ukrainian painters list. During the period from 2010 till 2015, he sold 18 works on foreign and Ukrainian auctions for the total sum of approximately USD 800 000. The current exhibition of Kryvolap in Kyiv presents well-known as well as new works of the artist. In the art of Anatoliy Kryvolap, Ukrainian nature is reflected as a multivalued aesthetic space filled with life force, dramatic tension and endless energy. Horse is a key symbol of the exhibition as an ancient symbol of freedom, speed and natural cycles. “On this field, blue…” exhibition is made as a “poetic project” that harmonically unites paintings of Anatoliy Kryvolap, lyrics of Ukrainian poets and videos with Ukrainian nature.
Where: Kyiv City History Museum
When: December 13 – January 19
Admission: UAH 70–100


modern paitning
The authors of art & game PictoricBox project will present 100 unique illustrations. The small copies of this illustrations became the base of a similarly-named board game. Each PictoricBox artwork can be compared to an open code in a software, where the content is created by a viewer. Bright detailed illustrations and variety of styles make a comprehensive and exciting exposition. To help visitors dive into PictoricBox world, the exhibition hall will have a special PictoricBox Play Zone, where everyone interested will have a chance to play the new board game.
Where: TSUM art space (7th floor)
When: December 18 – January 30
Admission: free

Avant-garde: in the Search for the Fourth Dimension

visitor at art gallery
The name of this exposition hints at the ambitious ideas of avant-garde to go beyond the limits of the visible three-dimensional world. M17 art center will turn into a world of revolutionary hopes with agitation posters, architectural utopias, revelation of manifestos, supramatist and abstract painting, propaganda cinema and new literature. Ukraine will be shown as a “crossing point” of art innovations of the first part of the XX century, when different art centers (Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa etc.) gave birth to the phenomena of Ukrainian avant-garde. The project presents works of avant-garde painters from museum and private collections. The list of painters includes Bogomazov, Yernilov, Rodchenko and other. Apart from paintings, the exposition presents audio and visual show from Front Pictures group.
Where: M17 contemporary art center
When: December 15 – April 4
Admission: UAH 70–100

Doll Wonder

doll with painting on background
The second international exhibition of signature dolls and paintings will take place in Kyiv City History Museum. The main focus of the exhibition is made on elegant signature dolls and their creators. The list of participants includes 8 Ukrainian and 1 Polish masters. The visitors will see various dolls made by Tamara Pivniuk, Julia Volodarska, Kateryna Kalynina, Olena Korosteliova, Valeria Bondarenko, Anastasia Katsan, Renata Golashevska-Adamchyk along with beautiful paintings by Kateryna Kosyanenko and Sergiy Pivniuk.
Where: Kyiv City History Museum
When: December 11 – December 26
Admission: UAH 25–40

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Ukrainian Classic Art of the XX century

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The exhibition and auction “Ukrainian classic art of the XX century” presents 45 rare collectors` artworks of pictorial and graphic art. The list of works includes masterpieces of such Ukrainian classics as Ivan Trush, Vasyl Khmeliuk, David Burliuk, Jacques Shapiro, Mykola Glushenko, Sergiy Shysko, Joseph Bokshay, Kostyantyn Lomykin, Volodymyr Syngayivsky, Pavlo Gorobets, Fedir Zakhariv, Petro Stolyarenko, Valentyna Tsvetkova, Viktor Zaretsky, Maria Prymachenko, Yuri Khimych and many other. The visitors will have an opportunity not just please their eyes with the artworks, but also to purchase them.
Where: “Golden Section” auction house
When: December 12–28
Admission: free

The VIIІ New Year Toys Holiday

Christmas toys and postcards with Christmas tree twigs
This is the great event to get into a holiday mood. The program includes personal exhibition of the writer Lada Luzina presenting her collection of old Christmas toys; unique festive photo area; New Year souvenirs shop with items from Ukrainian masters; workshops, lectures, excursions, performances and concerts for grown-ups and kids; exhibition of New Year and Christmas toys and accessories from Ukrainian brands and much more.
Where: Ukrainian Culture and Art center
When: December 17–29
Admission: free

“In Patches of Sunlight”. Anton Gudzikevych.

painting of mountains and river in red colors
Anton Gudzikevych is a young and promising Ukrainian painter. His artworks are full of life, light and strong emotions. In Anton`s pictures, you will not find complicated hidden senses – the artist shows simple and natural relationship between humans and water, air and earth in all its eternal beauty.
Where: Portal 11 Gallery
When: December 5 –January 5
Admission: free
The best art exhibitions in Kyiv welcome you to get some great impressions and inspiration before the merry winter holidays!
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