I went to a festival Oreli (Орелі) dedicated to Saint Nicholas’ Day. There were some lectures and workshops on Ukrainian traditions of celebrating winter holidays that interested me and a small yet nice folk art fair. I like it because craftsman from all over the country bring their crafts and folk art and sell it personally.
Right near Lybidska metro is one of my favorite Kyiv’s examples of soviet modernism – “Tarilka”. It translates as a “plate” and looks like a levitating UFO 🙂
There was some snow on the beginning of the week, but everything dried away on a next day, and it feels like spring again.
I was so inspired by reconstructions of Kazimir Malevich’s lectures (I wrote about it in here). I bought a book called ‘Malevitch’ by Jean-Claude Marcadé at Rodovid publishing house. I love their books, they have an awesome office on 17, Khreschatyk street (on the top floor) with a beautiful view from the window.
In 2015 is 100th anniversary of Kazimir Malevich’s ‘Black Square’ painting. During 1928-1930 Malevich was a professor at the Ukrainian Academy of Arts in Kyiv and “cured students of realism and a fear of color”. 100 years later, at the same place, for a month I was attending reconstructions of the lectures that Malevich was …