The all-Ukrainian art project “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” in the Carpathians

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

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Artist Serhiy Petlyuk is assembling his “Elementary Manipulation” installation

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The installation of a painting by Roman Mykhailov

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Serhiy Petlyuk at work

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Andriy Sydorenko finishing up his work

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Curator Alexander Solovyov (right) and Nazar Bilyk are discussing the works of Bilyk

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Nazar Bilyk

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“Carpet of Promises” by Roman Minin, fragment

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Setting up the “Expulsion from Paradise” by Darya Koltsova

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“Match Point” by Anton Logov, fragment

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Roman Mykhailov batters a nail into the work by Darya Koltsova

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Setting up the “Expulsion from Paradise” by Darya Koltsova

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Setting up the exposition

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

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

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

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

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“Memory Constructor” by Nazar Bilyk

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“Allegory I” by Artem Volokitin

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“Expulsion from paradise” by Darya Kolsova

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“Traditional Solution” by Tatyana Malynovska

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“Stolen Flight” by Roman Mykhailov

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“Elementary Manipulation” by Serhiy Petlyuk

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“Honey Plant” by Stepan Ryabchenko

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“Landscape With Traces of Explosions” by Olexiy Say

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

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

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On the 8th of April in the village of Tatariv, Ivano-Frankivsk region, in the art space of Zenko Foundation, situated on the premises of the hotel complex “Koruna”, the opening of the major project “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” will take place. The exposition will last till the 15th of June.

The opening of the exhibition, will include the presentation of the publishing project “Ukrainian Art Book”, founded with participation from the Zenko Foundation.

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

“Alike to a woven carpet bearing symbols of various notional content, and having two sides – front and back, contemporary art represents different components of the reality – aesthetic and notional, positive and negative, front and back. The always timely themes of life and death, the volatility of human fate, encoded in the decorations of the carpet, are especially sharp today, during the current dramatic events of the existence  of our country”, – says Igor Abramovych, the co-curator of the project “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists”.

The project features 17 authors, each with their own vision of traditional art in contemporary world. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, installations and video art. “Gathered by the idea of the project, its expressive concept, the individual statements of Ukrainian artists, very dissimilar between each other with their content and style, form surprisingly wholesome “woven canvas”, a many-sided and multi-dimensional “Carpet”, – says Oleksander Solovyov, the co-curator of the project.

The Carpathians were chosen as the taking off point for the project not by an accident: the main art space of Zenko Foundation is situated in Tatariv, on the premises of the hotel complex “Koruna”.

“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.

The cultural decentralization – art escaping the boundaries of capitals – has been a whole-European trend for years now. It is about time for Ukraine to get into it. After the exposition in the Carpathians, the “Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists” will head to Lviv, where it will commence in partnership with the center for culture and arts Lviv Palace of Arts, and after that in Kharkiv, where it will open on the 20th of October with the support from the center for contemporary arts “YermilovCenter”.

Tne curators of the project:

  • Oleksander Solovyov
  • Igor Abramovych

Artists, whose works are included in the exhibition:

  • Kateryna Belova
  • Nazar Bilyk
  • Myroslav Vayda
  • Artem Volokitin
  • Oleksii Zolotariov
  • Darya Koltsova
  • Anton Logov
  • Tetyana Malinovska
  • Roman Minin
  • Roman Mykhailov
  • Serhiy Petlyuk
  • Yuriy Pikyl
  • Stepan Ryabchenko
  • Oleksiy Say
  • Andriy Sydorenko
  • Anna Sorokovaya
  • Oleksiy Yalovega

Partners:

  • General Media Partner – Forbes Ukraine
  • The publishing partner of the project – ArtHuss Foundation
  • Project partner – Kyiv Academy of Media Arts
  • “YermilovCentre”
  • Lviv Art Palace

Artists, whose works are included in the exhibition:

Kateryna Berlova

Nazar Bilyk

Miroslav Vayda

Artem Volokitin

Oleksii Zolotariov

Darya Koltsova

Anton Logov

Tetyana Malynovska

Roman Minin

Roman Mykhailov

Serhiy Petlyuk

Yuriy Pikul

Stepan Ryabchenko

Oleksiy Say

Andriy Sydorenko

Anna Sorokovaya

Oleksiy Yalovega

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