The Ukrainian House presents exhibition The Anniversary of True Care to mark 30 years since the Centre's founding.
For three decades the modernist-style building located at 2 Krhreschatyk street has been known as the Ukrainian House. It was built in 1982 and intended as the Lenin Museum. For a long time, the building was a symbol of Ukraine's controversial and difficult communist past.
The Centre's history has been fraught with challenges - it was at the epicentre of the two recent revolutions, it had booms and busts. The Centre has long served as a venue for international and state events, it welcomed presidents and international high-profile delegations, it hosted spectacular large-scale artistic ventures. The building opened its doors for dignitaries, politicians, and artists and at the times of social upheaval it became a safehouse and headquarters for Ukrainian protesters. The Ukrainian house also had it's busts when bad managerial decision-making and lack of financing failed to give its due to this magnificent building at the very heart of Kyiv. But the Centre has always bounced back – the building's versatility, its size, and architecture have made it the country's leading artistic hub and a trend setter in Ukraine's cultural life. The Centre hosted many exhibitions, international art festivals, art salons, presentations, and site-specific performances. Today the Ukrainian House is scaling up its activities by systematically implementing a multidisciplinary programme which includes a range of activities in the visual arts, cinema, music, public dialogue, cultural awareness projects, and events for the Ukrainian youth.
Ukraine's most recent historic journey can be traced through the Centre's progress, which makes the history of the Ukrainian House especially significant.
The Anniversary of True Care exhibition takes a journey through Ukraine's history since the proclamation of independence and views it through the prism of signature events hosted by the Ukrainian House. The exhibition presents big names in art, features Ukrainian classical and contemporary artists as part of selected projects, photos, films, and printed materials.
We are excited to reminisce about the past and talk about the friendship which continued for thirty years.
Director: Olha Vieru
Curators: Alisa Hryshanova, Valery Sakharuk, and Olexander Solovyov
Curator and event facilitator: Olexiy Ananov
Designer: Svitlana Koshkina
Videographer: Halyna Kliuchkovska
Head of the installation team: Ihor Klymenko
The project's exhibition features artwork by the following Ukrainian artists: Olexander Babak, Petro Bevza&Olexiy Lytvynenko, Volodymyr Budnikov, Ihor Hayday, Marko Heyko, Mykola Hluschenko, Olexadner Hnylitsky, Oleh Holosiy, Petro Honchar, Serhiy Hryhoriyev, Taras Hrynchyshyn, Nina Denysova, Maksym Dondiuk, Olha Drozd, Vasyl Chehodar, Olexander Dubovyk, Olexander Zhyvotkov, Viktor Zaretsky, Fedir Zakharov, Illya Isupov, Dmytro Kavsan, Hlib Katchuk&Olha Kashymbekova, Pavlo Kerestey, Halyna Kliuchkovska, Evhen Kolesnyk, Volodymyr Kostetsky, Mykola Kryvenko, Anatoliy Kryvolap, Olexander Levych, Yakym Levych, Olexander Lopukhov, Pavlo Makov, Mykola Malyshko, Evhen Maloletka, Maksym Mamsikov, Olexander Matviyenko, Mykola Matsenko, Volodymyr Melnichuk, Ksenia Oxin, Mykhailo Palinchak, Serhiy Panych, Bohdan Poshyvailo, Kyrylo Protsenko, Vlada Ralko, Kostyantyn Reunov, Olexander Roytburd, Roman Romanyshyn, Arsen Savadov, Olexiy Say, Yuri Syvyryn, Viktor Sydorenko, Olexander Synytsya, Yuliy Sinkevych, Tyberiy Silvashi, Olexander Sukholit, Fedir Tetyanych, Oleh Tistol, Mykola Trokh, Olexiy Furman, Lesya Khomenko, Vasyl Tsaholov, Volodymyr Tsupko, Mstyslav Chernov, Serhiy Shyshko, Olexiy Shovkunenko, Vitaly Shostya, and Tetyana Yablonska.
We are grateful to our partners for their support and loaned artwork by the Revolution of Dignity
Museum, UNIAN press agency, Ukrainian artists, and private collectors.