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The exhibition “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” is in Lviv

24 June 2016

On the 26th of June in the biggest display area of Lviv, “Lviv Palace of Arts”, the exhibition “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artist” will be opened.

The idea of the project is to find crossing points between contemporary and traditional art, to bring the ethnics up to date from one side, and to widen the context of Ukrainian contemporary art from another. Since each artist approached this topic in their own way, the exhibition does look alike to a big woven carpet, created from various dissimilar pieces drawn together by single meaning.

The project gathered some of the most promising Ukrainian artists, including Roman Minin, Nazar Bilyk, Stepan Ryabchenko, Anton Logov, Dariya Koltsova, Olexiy Solotaryov, Olexiy Sai, Andriy Sydorenko, Artem Volokitin, Roman Mykhaylov and others. The authors whose works could be seen at the first exhibition of the project in the Carpathians were joined by another three – a street artist Apl315 and also Zoya Orlova and Anna Mironova.

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An important goal of the project is cultural decentralization. “Contemporary art must go beyond the boundaries of the capital city to become more accessible”, - states Zenko Aftanaziv, the initiator of the project and the founder of Zenko Foundation. That is why the project was initially incepted as travelling. First, it was presented in the village of Tatariv, Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the art space of Zenko Foundation, situated on the premises of the hotel complex “Koruna”.

In Lviv the exhibition will remain until the 24th of July. After that, the “Kylym” will move to Kyiv, where it will be hosted in the “Mystetskyi Arsenal” from the 19th of August. And finally, the project will reopen in October in Kharkiv’s “YermilovCentre”.