ART EVENTS

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 EUROPEAN DIGITAL ART FAIR

M17 

Open call deadline: 31 / 01 / 2022
Winners announcement: 15 / 02 / 2022
EDAF’s dates: 24 / 03 / 2022 — 27 / 03 / 2022

Address: 102-104 Antonovycha St., Kyiv

European Digital Art Fair aims to present contemporary digital art synchronically. Digital art works by artists from 43 European countries will be exhibited in both spaces simultaneously — at specially designed virtual galleries created by V-Art platform and at the exhibition in M17 Contemporary Art Center. This hybrid format of simultaneous online and offline parts of EDAF represents the poly-modality of contemporary reality. Together they create an immersive all-dimensional art experience.European Digital Art Fair’s mission is to provide a fulfilling ecosystem for the global digital art and art market. Currently M17 is announcing OPEN CALL for those who would like to participate in this project. Applications can be submitted by artists as well as galleries, museums, art centers, institutions and also art-dealers who represent an artist or have the right to sell their works. European Digital Art Fair will be supplemented with a public program, including panel discussions for institutions / museums / galleries / collectors; artists and collector talks; master classes. This public program is dedicated to digital art in the structure of contemporary art and market.

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The Naked Room

9 February - 6 March 2022

Address:  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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MARIIA PRYMACHENKOREAL BEASTS

Taras Shevchenko National Museum

4 - 27 February 2022

Address: 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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LIFE IN THE TIMES OF CHANGE.
UKRAINIAN ART PHOTOGRAPHY

National Museum Kyiv Art Gallery
16 February - 3 March 2022

Address: 9 Tereshchenkovskaya St., Kyiv

The National Museum "Kyiv Art Gallery" invites you to the exhibition "Life in times of change. Ukrainian art photography ”
"Reality is not what it really is" - these words of the Polish poet and philosopher Stanislaw Jerzy Lec can become an epigraph to the new exhibition of art photography "Life in times of change." Ukrainian Art Photography”. The project is dedicated to the fight against everyday life and the desire to achieve impeccable beauty. The exhibition will feature works by nine famous Ukrainian photographers: Oleksiy Yefremenko, Oleksandr Shymbarovsky, Andriy Kotlyarchuk, Oleksandr Serhiyenko, Serhiy Poznansky, Tatiana Dima, Denis Kopylov, Oleg Pelekh and Konstantin Baran.

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UNIVERSALITY OF FREEDOM
BY ANATOLII VARVAROV

The White World
10 - 26 February 2022

Address: 21A Pushkinska St., Kyiv

Open: Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am till 7 pm

 «White World» opens a personal exhibition of a painter, Anatolii Varvarov. Through his art, Anatolii explores freedom and obstacles, tenderness and playfulness in the times of trials and tribulations. Through the years, Anatolii Varvarov has been exploring the surrounding world through light, realistic, earnest, and playful paintings. Often, the main object he paints is either a paper plane or a boat caught amidst the roaring life. Each is easy to read. Made out of copy-books and full of ink, these paper vessels have essays and equations written all over them. Sometimes, they also may be blank and free of text. They even have different relations with the author, who often paints boats in more relaxed situations. Each and every one of us will have a situation where something is forbidden, and their freedom is restricted. Time and time again, we face restrictions on movement, actions, and motions, but we always find a way to either overcome it, or to live with it. Anatolii Varvarov’s personal exhibition and his entire artistic practice are about a free human living in a world of obstacles.

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Dürer's Code

Khanenko Museum
18 December 2021 - 27 February 2022

Address: 15 Tereshchenkivska St., Kyiv 

Open: Wednesday - Sunday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

To mark 550 years since the birth of Albrecht Dürer, Khanenko Museum will be showcasing some of his graphic works from their collection, as well as works of his followers. Albrecht Dürer is one of the most revered artists in the world, as well as one of the main figures of the Northern Renaissance. 

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A WALL RUG
BY DMYTRO MOLDOVANOV

YA Gallery

16 February -19 March 2022

Address: 49-V Khoryva St., Kyiv

Open: Monday - Friday from 10 am to 7 pm

"A wall rug" is a project where the naive form is transformed from an author's style into an instrument. The artist aims to achieve what he calls "aerobatics" - to clear art from the chaotic accumulation of meanings and forms, to find its very essence, which will attract, make the viewer stop, encourage him to doubt and search.

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POMME DE BOUE

Dymchuk Gallery

3 - 27 February 2022

Address: 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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MERGER
BY OLEKSANDRA TOKAREVA

Shcherbenko Art Center

12 February - 12 March 2022

Address: 22V Mykhailivska Street St., Kyiv

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm

Alexandra Tokareva's «Merger» project is a visualization of reflections on the artist's place in the world. The presented series of watercolor works is a special configuration of the context, which determines the form of communication with the existing reality. The artist does not turn to integrity as a tool by which one can identify how a person thinks of the world and what it is independently of it; for Sasha, returning a person to the bosom of the universe and dissolving it in the thick of pure potentiality means rethinking the scale of human ambitions and encroachments. The series contains works based on a combination of forms of warm shades with a neutral cold background, which accordingly symbolizes the positions of man and the universe and their relationship. Tokareva’s guiding principles are her feelings: first of all, balance, equilibrium, soft quiet content, recovery, confidence that her boundaries are not the edge, that each individual is continuously built into infinity.