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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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PROHIBITION OF BANALITY 
BY ANATOL PETRYTSKY

4 February - 20 March 2022

Chocolate House Art Center

17/2 Shovkovychna St., Kyiv

Open: Daily from 10:30 am till 6 pm; closed on Monday, Thursday 

The Chocolate House Art Center presents the exhibition project ANATOL PETRYTSKY. PROHIBITION OF BANALITY ". Inspired by the avant-garde theatrical work of Ukrainian artist-innovator, reformer of national scenography Anatol Petrytsky (1895–1964), designers, museologists and fashion designers joined forces to actualize and promote his artistic heritage in the modern world.

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3652019 +  ⅔
BY GAMLET ZINKIVSKY

18 February - 17 March 2022

M17 Contemporary Art Center

102-104 Antonovycha St., Kyiv

Gamlet Zinkivsky's exhibition "3652019 +  ⅔" will open at M17 Contemporary Art Center on February 18th at 7 pm. More than 700 small-format works and large paintings from the previous series will be on display. This is the artist's personal diary for the years 2019 and 2021, in which he shares his thoughts, feelings, and happenings. Everyday artist drew his recollections on little sheets of paper, highlighting everyday experiences with fine lines. This exhibition will prompt visitors to consider the meaning of life, their emotional and mental states, and the changes that have occurred over time. Gamlet Zinkivsky will also give an artist discussion on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 3 pm at M17. The artist will share the events and thoughts that have influenced his life in recent years that are documented in his visual diaries - series

"3652019" and "⅔." Gamlet will also respond to audience questions.

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DAKH DAUGHTERS

11 March 2022 at 7 pm

Caribbean Club

4 Symon Petlyura St., Kyiv

Dakh Daughters with their new show "Make Up" in Kyiv. Daughters is a Ukrainian music and theater project started in 2012 in Kyiv. The band consists of seven women, who play on various instruments and sing in different languages (English, French, Russian, German) and dialects of Ukrainian.[1] They often use texts by famous authors in their lyrics (e.g. Taras Shevchenko, William Shakespeare, Iosip Brodsky, Charles Bukowski).

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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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9 February - 6 March 2022

The Naked Room

 21 Reitarska St., Kyiv.

Open: Daily from 11 am till 8 pm

At first glance, everything is clear in the works of Tamara Turlyun. The artist uses rather limited, stingy tools. Red paint, close to red ocher, one of the basic pigments from ancient times of painting. The whitish and rough white background is like a simple lime plaster. Smooth generalized outlines, large strokes. There is no perspective and strict composition. Characters and details are located freely, if not chaotically. But, at the same time, they are a little cramped: the rough bodies are barely pressed into the surface of the sheets of rough paper glued together. The eye casually completes the action planned by the artist outside the paper, on the walls. In fact, Turlyun's works are closer to murals than to easel paintings. Paper as a basis is issued as a temporary technical solution. The series also refers to the tradition of monumental art of the twentieth century with its attraction to massive, conditionally stylized forms. But also to the ancient Indian temple frescoes with their ornamentation and eroticism. We will add here ridiculous texts that wrap the umbilical cord around the heroes and only confuse possible interpretations of what "Turlyun wanted to tell us" in this exhibition.

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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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MOZART & TCHAIKOVSKY
KYIV MOZART ORCHESTRA

6 March 2022 at 4 pm and 7 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 the famous works of Mozart and Tchaikovsky in one of the most beautiful concert halls in the city - Atrium at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv.

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SYMBOLISM OF LOVE

18 - 19 February 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

19 - 26 February 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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3 - 27 February 2022

Dymchuk Gallery

21 Yaroslavska St., Kyiv

Dymchuk Gallery presents an exhibition of the Pomme de Boue group, which has been known to many Kyivites for several years for its interventions in the public space of the city. The exhibition presents sculptures and mosaics created during 2021.
The main medium for a group of anonymous authors is a mosaic. From the fall of 2018 to the present day, the artists have placed more than 300 objects made of bright ceramic tiles on the streets of the city.

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MARIIA PRYMACHENKO
REAL BEASTS

4 - 27 February 2022

Taras Shevchenko National Museum

12 Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, Kyiv

We invite you to meet face to face with insurers from your own childhood to realize that they are not scary at all, but very friendly and friendly. On February 4, 2022, an exhibition of works by Maria Primachenko will open at the Taras Shevchenko National Museum.
Primachenko's naive art really seems to come from childhood - sincere, direct, outside the rules of the rational world of adults. But at the same time her works do not exist outside the context of modernity, but on the contrary complement it with meanings that we are so lacking today. Simple shapes and pure bright colors help to separate from the surrounding reality the most important thing - the ability to create the world yourself.

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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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SYMPHONIC QUEEN

27 February 2022 from at 8 pm

House of Cinema
6 Saksahanskoho St., Kyiv

Symphonic Queen in Kyiv! A grand Symphonic Queen concert performed by the GosOrchestra will take place on February 27 at the Cinema House in Kyiv.

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