All-Ukrainian Art Project “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv

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“Allegory” by Artem Volokytin, Kyiv

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“Carpet of promises” by Roman Minin

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“Reality of reflections” by Oleksiy Yalovega, Kyiv

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“Match point” by Anton Logov

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“Memory Constructor” by Nazar Bilyk

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“Memory Constructor” by Nazar Bilyk

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“Memory Constructor” by Nazar Bilyk, fragment

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“Memory Constructor” by Nazar Bilyk

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“Carpet of Promises” by Roman Minin

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“Carpet of Promises” by Roman Minin, fragment

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“Dead bees do not hum” by Yuriy Pikul

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“Traditional Solution” by Tatyana Malynovska

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“Traditional Solution” by Tatyana Malynovska

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“Honey Plant” by Stepan Ryabchenko

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“Elementary Manipulation” by Serhiy Petlyuk

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“Elementary Manipulation” by Serhiy Petlyuk, fragment

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“Stolen Flight” by Roman Mykhailov

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“Stolen Flight” by Roman Mykhailov, fragment

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“Аttempt to balance” by Miroslav Vayda

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“Surfaces” by Miroslav Vayda

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“Surfaces” by Miroslav Vayda

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“After the Landscape” by Kateryna Berlova

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“Pomegranates” by Zoya Orlova

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“Pomegranates” by Zoya Orlova, fragment

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“Expulsion from paradise” by Darya Koltsova

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“Allegory I” by Artem Volokitin

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“Allegory I” by Artem Volokitin, fragment

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“Match Point” by Anton Logov

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“Reward” by Anna Sorokovaya

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“Pastoral” by Anna Mironova

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“Reality of reflections” by Olexiy Yalovega

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“Landscape With Traces of Explosions” by Olexiy Say

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“Time to Run” by Oleksii Zolotariov

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“Time to Run” by Oleksii Zolotariov, fragment

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“Hip-Hop” by Apl315

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“Hip-Hop” by Apl315, fragment

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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“Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in Kyiv, fragment of the exposition

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An ambitious all-Ukrainian project “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” opens on December 6 at Museum of Kyiv history. The exposition will last until January 15, 2017.

The project was travelling across the country since April and now will be presented in Kyiv. 20 artists from different regions of Ukraine created their own “kylyms” (woven carpets) and expressed their own understanding of traditional art in modern world. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, installations and video art.

The main idea of the “Kylym” project is to unite traditional and contemporary art, bring the ethnic culture up to date and to enrich contemporary art with new “folk” meanings.

“Today we can’t capture all the meanings that were placed into traditional ornaments of woven carpets. Contemporary artists are living in different context and today they are facing different challenges than had folk craftsmen back then. However, both artists and craftsmen are operating images and symbols. In contemporary “kylym” artists are placing new senses and motives, which have as rich and deep symbolic meanings as woven carpets do,” – draws parallels between traditional art and the “Kylym” project one of its curators Igor Abramovych.

Participants of the project are mainly the representatives of the “new young” art generation which emerged just a couple of years ago and is still forming. These artists are very different, all of them have individual and recognizable style. “Created within the common idea of the project individual expressions of young Ukrainian artists that differ one from another both by content and meaning are at the same time united into one amazingly holistic canvas and turn into one monolithic “kylym”,” – says one the curators of “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” project Oleksander Solovyov.

The project took off on April 8 in Tatariv, Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the main art space of Zenko Foundation situated in the premises of “Koruna” hotel complex. After the Carpathians the project went to Lviv, and then to Kharkiv. Show in Kyiv gives the final touch to the project.

“From the very beginning, we were promoting the cultural decentralization while driving the exhibition about the country. Contemporary art must cross the borders of the capital city to become more approachable. Still, we deemed to be right to finish off the project in Kyiv,” – says the initiator of the project and founder of Zenko Foundation Zenko Aftanaziv.

Curators of the project – Igor Abramovyсh and Oleksander Solovyov

General media-partner – Forbes Ukraine

Publishing partner – ArtHuss Foundation

Partner of the project – Kyiv Academy of Media Arts

Artists:

  • Apl315,
  • Kateryna Berlova,
  • Nazar Bilyk,
  • Miroslav Vayda,
  • Artem Volokitin,
  • Oleksii Zolotariov,
  • Darya Koltsova,
  • Anton Logov,
  • Tetyana Malynovska,
  • Roman Minin,
  • Anna Myronova,
  • Roman Mykhailov,
  • Zoya Orlova,
  • Serhiy Petlyuk,
  • Yuriy Pikul,
  • Stepan Ryabchenko,
  • Oleksiy Say,
  • Andriy Sydorenko,
  • Anna Sorokovaya,
  • Oleksiy Yalovega.

Artists, whose works are included in the exhibition:

Apl315

Kateryna Berlova

Nazar Bilyk

Miroslav Vayda

Artem Volokitin

Oleksii Zolotariov

Darya Koltsova

Anton Logov

Tetyana Malynovska

Roman Minin

Anna Myronova

Roman Mykhailov

Zoya Orlova

Serhiy Petlyuk

Yuriy Pikul

Stepan Ryabchenko

Oleksiy Say

Andriy Sydorenko

Anna Sorokovaya

Oleksiy Yalovega

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