Kyiv Art Fort 2017: art between war and peace culture&art project opens April 30 at Kyiv Fortress. An event is devoted to the half final and final song contest Eurovision 2017 and is aimed to present Ukrainian contemporary art and culture to the guests of the capitol.
Zenko Foundation presents its art programme during the Kyiv Art Fort. The programme is designed with an intention to give visitors a direct, spontaneous interaction with contemporary art – exhibitions of the best Ukrainian artists (“Ukraine. The best” art project), instagrammable and touchable art objects, conceptual installations that could be walked in and around. Some of the art objects talk on serious themes of our everyday lives, but are easy understandable and educative for children as well. Kyiv fortress will combine walking photo zone, bright contemporary art and serious cultural events.
The projects’ main theme is ‘art between war and peace’ is more than metaphoric for our country, as Ukraine lives between war and peace for the last couple years. The art platform raises important questions of how does everyday life coexist with the war, what place do we have for combatants from the ATO zone.
The “16” project based on documentary photo portraits of Ukrainian heroes who took part in combats near Ukrainian borders will be situated at the Kyiv Fortress entrance. From the other side of the art platform visitors will see big reproductions of Anatoliy Kryvolap landscapes.
The KAF project will take more than 5,5 thousand sq. m in total. The space of the art platform is a visualization of the Eurovision logotype, where bids transform into a range of tent buildings. The territory would be fulfilled with art. There are exhibitions of Ukrainian contemporary artists and sculpturers from «Ukraine. The Best» project and exhibition of the student participants of Anatoliy Kryvolap preemie and much more to see. Some of the events to mention are charitable auction to support wounded ATO combatants, finals for the Anatoliy Kryvolap preemie and kids contest with famous illustrator Vladyslav Erko.
Organizers: Zenko Foundation, Cultprostir.ua и InitiaEvents.