Avant-Garde

In Search of the Fourth Dimension

December 15, 2018 – April 6, 2019

“We have assembled key specialists in all fields: fine arts, music, cinema, literature, fashion in order to maximally depict the subject of avant-garde to Ukrainians. The purpose of the exhibition is to present Ukraine as a specific «crossroad» of innovations in the art of the first half of the XX century”, – says Natalia Shpitkovska, the director of the M17 Contemporary Art Center.

The project will feature the works of Olexander Bogomazov, Vasyl Yermilov, Olexandra Exter, David Burliuk, Anatoly Petrytsky, Boris Kosarev, Olexander Rodchenko, Maria Sinyakova and Victor Palma. Beside the museum part, M17 will present an audiovisual show from Front Pictures team, which brings together the brightest examples of the world avant-garde. A special project «Ukrainian avant-garde map» prepared by the contemporary Ukrainian artist Roman Chizenko will be represented in the courtyard of M17. 

Within the educational part of the project there will be held lectures, discussion panels, meetings and forums. In four-month-long course viewers will be able to fully reveal the subject of the revolutionary artistic phenomenon in which Ukrainian artists took a prominent role.


Project organized by:

M17 Contemporary Art Center, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Adamovskiy Foundation, ArtCult Foundation.

Curators:

Olena Borimska – art critic, head of the scientific department in the National Museum «Art Gallery», professor in the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture;

Oksana Barshynova – art critic, curator of contemporary art exhibitions in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, professor in the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture.