Post Tagged with: "avant-garde"

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Spending the winter in Kyiv

On Orthodox Epiphany, which is celebrated on January 19, there is a tradition to plunge into ice-cold water, it has become popular again in Kyiv after the fall of Soviet Union.

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New Year and Christmas celebration in Kyiv

A few days before New Year I went to a party at Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre (the Ukrainian Film Archive), there was a presentation of the recently rediscovered and restored Ukrainian Soviet avant-garde film An Unprecedented Campaign (Нечуваний похід) (1931).

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The best of 2015: Exhibitions of Ukrainian modern art in Kyiv

One of the trends of 2015 was the revision of Ukrainian XXth century art. Among the important projects were: “Harlequin Is Leaving…In Memoriam. Legendary Collection of Ihor Dychenko” and “Kateryna Bilokur. I want to be an artist!” at Mystetskyi Arsenal; “SPETSFOND (works from the special storage, 1937-1939)” and “Art of the […]

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100 years of suprematism

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 […]

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SEE-K: Ukrainian avant-garde cinema of 1922-1930

On Saturday I went to the lecture about Ukrainian avant-garde cinema of 1922-1930 (I wrote about it in here). I want to share a summary of it, because I find this topic extremely interesting and I truly love films from this time period      

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