Best art shows to check out in Kyiv now: Kyiv Post
The most interesting ongoing art shows held in Kyiv these days for all tastes - from contemporary art to Italian Renaissance were selected by Kyiv Post.
Contemporary art exhibition and market in D12 gallery
Art Hall D12 presents the biggest exhibition of contemporary art in Kyiv. Several thousands of modern paintings and artworks are found on the gallery’s three floors with a total area of 3,500 square meters.
More than 20 modern art galleries from Ukraine, France, Georgia, Belarus, Lithuania, and Armenia sent their artworks for the exhibition in D12. Some of the most interesting exhibits are works of Koka Ramishvili from Tbilisi’s Gala Gallery, portraits by Oleh Tymchenko from Georgian Gamrekeli Gallery and sculptures of Sasha Kutovoy from Vovatanya art gallery in Kharkiv.
The artworks are offered for sale. An average price is several thousand dollars, Kyiv Post reports.
D12 Art Hall (12 Desyatynna St.). Open daily from 10:00 to 20:00. Entrance fee is UAH 50
Two art shows in Khanenko Museum
Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art offers two exhibitions that are a must-see for an art lover: “Art and Science” and “Rescued Treasures of Italy.” The featured works have never been exhibited in Ukraine before. Besides, intriguing art detective stories stay behind each art exhibition in Khanenko museum.
‘Art and Science’ in Khanenko Museum
This is the art exhibition for the fans of detective stories, investigations and unexpected discoveries. It shows the museum’s backstage and reveals who the museum workers spend months shoveling archival documents and rare editions to find out what unknown treasures are still stored in the museum’s depository (while the museum owns some 17,000 artworks, only 2,000 of them are exhibited). The exhibition shows 18 artworks that were identified through this painstaking work. The whole research process is depicted in the infographics.
Through Aug. 31. Khanenko Museum (15-17 Tereshchenkivska St.). Open Wed – Sun from 10:30 to 17:30 UAH 20 for adults, UAH 5 for retirees and schoolchildren.
‘Rescued Treasures of Italy’ in Khanenko museum
A small but unique exhibition has already caused a stir among Kyivans, who wait in line for two hours to see the masterpieces of Italian Renaissance. The exhibition features 17 artworks of Pisanello, Tintoretto, Andrea Mantegna and others. Peter Paul Rubens’ “Dama delle Licnidi” and Jacopo Bellini’s “ Saint Jerome Penitent” are the highlights of the exhibition.
The paintings were stolen in 2015 from the municipal museum Castelvecchio in Italy’s Verona. In early May Ukrainian customs officers discovered the paintings when the smugglers tried to move them from Ukraine to Moldova. The exhibition runs till June 22, and the museum works without days off till then.
Through June 22. Khanenko Museum (15-17 Tereshchenkivska St.). Open daily from 10:30 to 20:00. UAH 70 for adults, UAH 37 for college students, UAH 22 for retirees and schoolchildren
‘Silver Age Gardens’ art exhibition
The exhibition is dedicated to the 160 th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Vrubel, Russian symbolist and Art Nouveau painter. Vrubel’s life is closely linked to Kyiv. He painted murals on the walls of Kyiv’s St. Cyril’s Church. The exhibition presents Vrubel’s works “A Portrait of a Man in an Old Suit,”“A Portrait of a Girl Against a Persian Carpet,” “Resurrection” and others. Besides Vrubel, art lovers will also have a chance to enjoy the works of Zinaida Serebriakova, Alexandre Benois, Konstantin Korovin and other Russian artists.
9 Tereshchenkivska St. Wed – Sun from 10:00 to 17:45. UAH 35 for adults, UAH 12 for students, UAH 5 for schoolchildren and pensioners.