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KYIV'S CULTURAL LIFE ON YOUR AGENDA

Photo credit Sergey Ristenko

Kyiv agenda

An online edition that will help you discover Kyiv’s arts and cultural scene. Our page offers our readers insight on a full range of art and cultural events, which will fill your calendar with exciting activities. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

* Please note that Kyiv has entered a Yellow Zone from December 7th. Make sure to carry your vaccination certificate or a valid PCR test with you. 

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ZERO YEAR. THE IDEA OF LIGHT
BY VIKTOR SYDORENKO

15 December 2021 - 12 February 2022

M17 Contemporary Art Center

102 - 104 Antonovycha St., Kyiv

Open: Tuesday - Sunday from 11 am till 9 pm

The third and final part of Viktor Sydorenko's interdisciplinary project "All colors of the spectrum - is a white light" will open on December 15, 2021 at 7 pm at the M17. Viktor Sydorenko is one of the most famous Ukrainian artists of the post-war generation, whose project "Mill of Time" represented Ukraine at the 50th Venice Biennale. The artist is not afraid to experiment with themes or materials: he writes easel paintings, creates large-scale sculptures, works with video art. Damage, scratches, documentary photos, white spots under the traces of other colorful layers - thanks to these characteristics of his work acquire a timeless effect. The main themes of the artist's work are the formation of a society of transhumanism and new social subcultures, the meaning and value of the term "man" in the era of new digital metaworlds.

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MYKHAILO DEYAK. DOCUMENT

19 January - 15 February 2022

Mandarin Maison

Mandaryn Plaza 5th Floor

6 Baseyna St., Kyiv

Open: Daily from 11 am till 9 pm

Mandarin Maison Art Space presents Mykhailo Deyak's personal exhibition "DOCUMENT".
The exhibition will open to the viewer the process of creating an art object when the artist is working on a project: from sketching an idea, the process of finding the same sketch of the form and creating a sculpture in the material. The works presented at the exhibition demonstrate the experiments and already recognizable works of the author in three-dimensional sculpture. Mykhailo Deyak is a young contemporary Ukrainian artist. Works on the border of neo-expressionism and minimalism. Perfectly masters all painting techniques. Experiments with different materials when creating art objects and sculptures. He is in the TOP-20 young contemporary artists of Eastern Europe.

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SHADOWS OF UNFORGOTTEN ANCESTORS

29 January - 20 February 2022

Portal 11 Art Gallery

11 Tryohsvyatytelska St., Kyiv

Open: Wednesday - Sunday from 11 am till 7 pm

The project presents zoomorphic images of animals on the verge of extinction. «I chose grotesque as my main artistic technique. Thanks to the combination of real forms and fictional motifs, a holistic picture of the world is created to convey the relationship of all living things on Earth.» Today, about 40% of all living species are on the verge of extinction. Mankind needs to think about this because we have all the chances to stay alone in the technogenic desert. Victoriia Adkozalova is an artist from Feodosia. She received education in the Aivazovsky Art School, Kherson National Technical University (design and painting) and the Drahomanov National Pedagogical University (music art). Victoria creates paintings and graphics, VR-art and installations. Her works are in private collections in the United States, Hong Kong, Germany, Austria and France.

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19 January - 2 February 2022

The Naked Room

 21 Reitarska St., Kyiv.

Open: Daily from 11 am till 8 pm

In the practices of these authors, you can find too much in common and you can just recognize the thing or scurry about it. Both authors have lived for a long time in spaces full of very similar things, their number and rhythm affect the texture of thought. Objects in their practices acquire real and magical weight, they are channels for various kinds of connections. A large encyclopedia of the order of Valentine - with two main sections "pain" and "no pain". Things, the relationship between their shapes and colors Valentine lays out, or exhibits as a scheme of relations between people and phenomena. So things are never just things, they are also pain, mostly pain. Stas Turina's endless still life is a practice of 11 years. The project has gone through three (or more?) Stages during this time, but so far the main obstacle for him has been that he has become a project and can no longer teach Stas to draw. It is known how to deal with projects in order to look at them differently or to put an end to them forever - to show.

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OLD FRIENDS RETRO MARKET

5 - 7 March 2022 from 11 am till 7 pm

Building with a star

25 Khreschatyk St., Kyiv

SPRING VINTAGE MARKET OF GIFTS to the sounds of jazz. Old Friends Retro Market
Vintage jewelry and accessories, clothes, handbags, silk scarves, traditional antique embroideries, as well as handmade kimonos, unique antique tableware, decor and interior items and much, much more - collectibles or just cute little things of the past. Entrance is free of charge, registration required.

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ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
KYIV MOZART ORCHESTRA

13 February 2022 at 5 pm and 8 pm

Fairmont Grand Hotel

1 Naberezhno-Khreschatytska St., Kyiv

An evening of classical music performed by the Kyiv Mozart Orchestra. The program of the evening will include works by the Argentine composer, who made the whole world move in the rhythm of tango - Astor Piazzolla.

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SYMBOLISM OF LOVE

22 - 23 January 2022 at 12 pm till 8 pm

Artarea

11-15 Sofiivska St., Kyiv

In January, ARTAREA Art Space presents a new video art "SYMBOLISM OF LOVE" about the bright and scandalous genius of Viennese modernism Gustav Klimt (1863-1918). This amazing artist surprisingly successfully combined symbolism and eroticism in his work.

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"DREAMS" CIRCUS SHOW

22 - 29 January 2022

President Hotel 
12 Hospitalna St., Kyiv

The first show of the Ukrainian circus project "Others. The new circus." Combining circus art, choreography and theater, "Others" will show what a modern conceptual circus should look like. At the heart of their stories is always a person. Intelligence, inspiration, strength,

flexibility - all the amazing capabilities of body and spirit that are hidden in each of us. Tickets are available online.

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23 December 2021 - 30 January 2022

Dymchuk Gallery

21 Yaroslavska St., Kyiv

Dymchuk Gallery presents Yurii Pikul’s new exhibition ‘Towards alienation’, which consists of his paintings and an installation created in 2021. The author realistically depicts the entrances to the most important cultural institutions of Ukraine, among which are the Ministry of culture, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Mystetsky Arsenal, and others, and draws the spectator’s attention to the feeling of alienation that these institutions evoke.

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FUTUROMARENNIA

15 October 2021 - 30 January 2022

Mystetskyi Arsenal

10-12 Lavrska St., Kyiv

Mystetskyi Arsenal rediscovers the cultural heritage of Ukraine of the 20th century once again, and presents the “FUTUROMARENNIA” exhibition project.  Futurism is an outstanding phenomenon of world art history originated in Italy.

Bacila futuryzmu, “bacteria of Futurism,” according to the metaphorical definition of Mykhail Semenko (1922), began to spread around the world in the early twentieth century. Uncertainty (delirium) and procedurality are at the heart of Futurists’ creative pursuits; hence the name of the exhibition that continues rediscovery by the Mystetskyi Arsenal of Ukraine’s cultural heritage of the twentieth century. This uncertainty, or defocus, encompasses not only Futurism but also the latest trends of the time which reflected upon the art of the future.

At the exhibition we will trace the path of futurism: “Infection” occurred with the ideas of new art in Ukraine took place during Volodymyr Izdebskyi’s “Salons” organized in Odesa, Kyiv, Kherson, and Mykolaiv (1909, 1911). The Futuromarennia project is not about art only. It is, above all, about society and individuals that face the challenges of the day, be it social, economic, or ideological. Civilization goes through this cycle repeatedly, facing new experiences and inevitably fantasizing about the future.

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NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

18 - 19 February 2022

National Palace of Arts «Ukraine»

103 Veluka Vasylviska St., Kyiv 

Popular musical Notre Dame de Paris Le Concert in Kyiv. More than 160 artists take part in the musical performance: seven brilliant soloists will perform on stage all the masterpieces of the musical, accompanied by a choir, a symphony orchestra and a rock band.

Lyrics - Luc Plamondon. Music - Riccardo Cocciante. Tickets are available online.

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VIVALDI. SEASON. CLASSIC ENERGY ORCHESTRA

5 February 2022 from at 9:30 pm

Bel Etage
16 A Shota Rustaveli St., Kyiv

The best symphony orchestra of Belarus "Classic Energy" in the chamber will perform an immortal masterpiece of world classics - "Seasons" by Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi.

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