Kyiv Biennial 2015 under the title “The School of Kyiv” opened in Ukraine yesterday

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Kyiv Biennial 2015 under the title “The School of Kyiv” opened in Ukraine yesterday

On September 8, 2015 Kyiv Biennial opened its doors in the legendary venue The House of Clothes in the center of Kyiv. This year Biennial presents a new format of an art biennial integrating exhibitions and sites of public reflection, including museums, galleries, academies, research institutes and other venues.

Kyiv Biennial 2015 under the title “The School of Kyiv” opened in Ukraine yesterday

Kyiv Biennial 2015 under the title “The School of Kyiv” opened in Ukraine yesterday and will last till November 1.

On September 8, 2015 Kyiv Biennial opened its doors in the legendary venue The House of Clothes in the center of Kyiv. This year Biennial presents a new format of an art biennial integrating exhibitions and sites of public reflection, including museums, galleries, academies, research institutes and other venues. The concept consists of six schools: The School of Abducted Europe, The School of the Dis­placed, The School of Image and Evidence, The School of Landscape, The School of the Lonesome, The School of Realism, where works of more than 100 international and Ukrainian artists will be presented. 

Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schöllhammer (Vienna), curators of The School of Kyiv commented: “Why hold a Biennial at this specific moment that seemingly has other priorities? Why should the concept of an enlightened arena for art, public encounter and learning together fit with this situation? We hope, that encounters we propose can help to suspend an opposition between aesthetics and politics, between memory and remembering, between the real and the imaginary, thereby opening up the possibility of oscillating between different and even antagonistic realms.”

Kyiv Biennial 2015 is an independent project curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schöllham­mer (Vienna) and is organized together with Visual Culture Research Center (Kyiv).

Full program is here.

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