Kyiv Contemporary Art Fair Gathered 200,000 Art-Lovers From all Over the World

By Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Sunday, November 14, 2010

KIEV, Ukraine, November 15, 2010 - Attracting nearly 200,000 visitors from all over the world,
the Art-Kyiv Contemporary Art Fair is recognized as one of the biggest in
Eastern Europe. The festival took place on November 9 - 14 and was hosted in
the historical building of Art Arsenal, one of the largest exhibition areas
in the world.

This year the Art-Kyiv Contemporary Art Fair featured a
variety of collections presented by the contemporary art galleries from
Berlin, Paris, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine. The
festival was also marked by a number of special projects performed by
renowned world artists, such as Rochus Aust (Germany), the author of the
visual shows and electronic poetry; German art duo Molitor & Kuzmin; the
stars of street art - Zevs (France), Incubus Project and Spy (Russia), the
leaders of the Ukrainian young art scene Zanna Kadyrova, Hamlet Zinkovskyi,
Anatoly Belov, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Zinaida Likhachova, Nikita Kadan, and
Group of Objects; street art activities Homer, Vova Vorotniov etc.

During the International Roundtable Discussion "Museum in the
Contemporary Context", held at the festival's opening, the newest practical
groundwork was introduced by the representatives of the world's leading
museums, notably Dr. Valerie Hillings, Curator of Guggenheim Museum, New
; Dr. Peter Noever, Director of the Museum of Aplied Arts, Vienna; Dr.
Gregor Jansen, Director of Kunsthalle Dusseldorf and many others.

An exclusive film about street art "Exit Through the Gift
Shop", by the world famous British underground graffiti artist Banksy, was
presented within the framework of the street-art and media-art project .
Another guest of the festival, the legendary "sprayer from Zurich" Harald
, demonstrated jointly with the group Rochus Aust music performances
during the opening of the festival.

Natalia Zabolotna, the General Director of Art Arsenal,
stressed the importance of the Art-Kyiv Contemporary Art Fair for Ukraine,
saying: "We need to promote our native art at the world cultural arena and
with time to be at the top of it." The zest of the fair this year was the
unique atmosphere of the historical building of the Art Arsenal complex, one
of the most attractive cultural sites in Ukraine with prospects to become a
large-scale museum and exhibition center in Europe.

For more information, please contact Natalia Shulevska +380633776645 news at, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine

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