New art of new country 1991-2011
Opening: August 24, 2011
Сurator: Alexander Soloviev
Art and Museum Complex Mystetskyi Arsenal/art arsenal
Magazine «Art Ukraine»
Supported by Мinistry of Culture of Ukraine, Кyiv City State Administration
INDEPENDENT/NEZALEZHNI is the first attempt in Ukraine which scaly outline the phenomenon of Ukrainian contemporary art that was born together with the new country.
The aim of the project is not an official presentation of the unconditional view at the history of the Ukrainian art of the last two decades. Therefore, the exposure is not linear or chronological approach. The project INDEPENDENT/NEZALEZHNI will raise an important question about the museumification of Ukrainian contemporary art which was not fulfilled for 20 years of Independency.
An exposition will be based on certain blocks. Each of them will characterize transverse effects of the Ukrainian contemporary art. These effects appeared in the process of searching a new visual language by Ukrainian artists, problematic and identity during two decades.
In the project INDEPENDENT/NEZALEZHNI will take part around 100 authors.