Futuromarennia: Ukraine and Avant-Garde 08/04/2023 – 10/09/2023

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

Futuromarennia: Ukraine and Avant-Garde

Location: 3rd floor, B-wing

A revealing insight into Ukrainian avant-garde art that aspired to modernise society. Radical dreams about the future in painting and scenography, architecture, literature, and cinema. Artworks by Oleksandra Ekster, Davyd Burliuk, and Vasyl Yermylov from the collections of museums that continue their work amidst ongoing attacks by the Russian aggressors. The exhibition creates a basis for a critical postcolonial revision of the history of both Western and Russian avant-garde, showcasing a wide range of peculiarities of the local artistic life and the affinity for international developments in the art of that time.

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

About the exhibition (In Ukrainian)

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

In collaboration with:
Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema of Ukraine
National Art Museum of Ukraine
Dnipro Art Museum
Kharkiv Literature Museum
Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre
Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art of Ukraine
H. S. Pshenychnyi Central State Cinema, Photo and Phono Archive of Ukraine
National Research Restoration Centre of Ukraine
Lviv Museum of the History of Religion
Valentyna Kostyukova

An exhibition organised in collaboration between the Art Museum of Estonia and the Mystetskyi Arsenal (Kyiv, Ukraine).