Curator’s tour of the exhibition “Futuromarennia: Ukraine and Avant-Garde” 08/04/2023 | 14:00

Kumu Art Museum
Adult: Kumu Art Museum
  • Family: Kumu Art Museum
  • Discount: Kumu Art Museum
  • Adult ticket with donation: Art Museum of Estonia
Oleksandr Khvostenko-Khvostov. Stage design for the play <i>Mob</i>, adapted from Upton Sinclair’s novel <i>They Call Me Carpenter</i>). 1924. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
Exhibition tour

Curator’s tour of the exhibition “Futuromarennia: Ukraine and Avant-Garde”

Curator’s tour of the exhibition “Futuromarennia: Ukraine and Avant-Garde” in English by Ihor Oksametnyi will take place.

Entry for war refugees is free, based on a document proving their Ukrainian citizenship.

The Futuromarennia: Ukraine and Avant-Garde exhibition provides revealing insight into Ukrainian avant-garde art, which aspired to modernise society. Radical dreams of the future found moving expression in painting, stage design, architecture, literature and cinema. The works of Oleksandra Ekster, Davyd Burliuk and Vasyl Yermylov come from museums that have continued working, even under constant Russian attacks. The exhibition lays the groundwork for a critical post-colonial reassessment of the history of both the Western and Russian avant-garde, highlighting the numerous aspects of Ukrainian artistic life and its connections with international developments during the first decades of the 20th century.

Co-organiser of the exhibition: Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Curators: Olha Melnyk, Ihor Oksametnyi and Viktoriia Velychko
Exhibition design: Lera Guevska
Graphic design: Kostiantyn Martsenkivskyi
Coordinators: Elnara Taidre and Iryna Bilan