Shcherbenko Art Centre is a platform for contemporary art in Kyiv. Since the outbreak of the war, the gallery has organised several exhibitions abroad. Meanwhile, the space in Kyiv was transformed into an open studio, says founder Maryna Shcherbenko.
The "no-name ritual" is a metaphor for reflection on the experiences collected and lived through and the future. The project is about the importance of working with these experiences, the permanence and routine of this process and how it is an integral part of any journey.
We publish an article by Yevheniia Butsykina prepared especially for the “MUHi 2009-2021” book.
We publish an article by Maryna Shcherbenko, prepared especially for the “MUHi 2009-2021” book.
"MUHi 2009-2021" received a jury’s special award for a design that reveals the value of young art.
Oleksandra Tokareva works in a very meditative watercolor technique, which is called washing out. Drawing helps her not only to express her position but take care of her mental health during the war.
The book covers the 12-year history of the MUHi Competition, capturing the changes and trends in the young art of this period. Having collected an archive of the cooperation of young Ukrainian artists with the MUHi Competition, it reflects the changes in young art over the last decade. At the same time, the book seeks to find answers to the most pressing questions: how did the pace of socio-economic and technological development affect the formation of creative practices of young artists? how did political changes and upheavals in Ukraine affect young people? how can art create the ground for change and provoke qualitative changes in public life?
This conversation between the artist Vlada Ralko and the researcher Milena Khomchenko was finished on May 13, 2022. To be more precise, it happened on the 79th day of the war, following Vlada’s note on the way Ukrainians perceive the time since February 24. That day the Azovstal plant, cities of Mariupol, and Kherson were still under the occupation; Russian soldiers were continuing shelling and fights in Izium, Krasnopillia, Horlivka, Velyka Novosilka, Siverskodonetsk, Rubizhne, Vuhledar, and other cities of Ukraine while also using cluster munitions in Korabelnyi district of Mykolaiv. That day, as well as the other days, these names of the small Ukrainian peripheral towns or villages were left on the outskirts of the international communication channels. However, these events continue being the foreground of all even detached discussions of those who are attached.
Before February, Lviv-based artist Kinder Album addressed sexuality in her works, but now she is more interested in death. She models clay into bones and explosions — basically expressing the thoughts she has these days.