The Museum of Kyiv accepted the collection of the future Museum of the Vanguard

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The Kyiv City History Museum has started cooperation with the NGO “Avangard Museum”. This was announced on December 20 at the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Ukrainian Pioneers. Evolution. Newcomers,” will run at the Kyiv Museum until January 7, 2024.

The exhibition presents 33 artifacts that were transferred to the Kiev Museum to establish the City Museum of Pioneers. According to the organizers’ plan, these works will become the core of the museum collection in the future. Among them there are no works by true 20th century avant-garde, but there are works by Ukrainian artists from the 1960s to the present day. The organizing committee includes these artists from the second avant-garde wave (1960s, Oleksandr Dubovik, Viktor Ryzhykh), third wave (1980s-1990s, Anatoliy Kryvolap, Marko Geiko, Mykola Kryvenko, Tiberii Silvashi , Oleksandr Babak, Oleksandr Dyachenko, Vasyl Bazhay, Oleksandr Sukholit, Viktor Sydorenko, Oleg Tistol, Oleksandr Roitburd, Mykola Matsenko, Ihor Stupachenko, Maksym Mamsikov) and the fourth (early 21st century, Roman Minin, Anna Myronova).

Director of the Kyiv Museum Diana Popova at the opening of the exhibition


Director of the Kiev Museum Diana Popova at the opening ceremony of the exhibition

The works were donated to the museum free of charge by collectors, patrons, and artists. Art critic and collector Eduard Dymshits became an expert and partner in the creation of the Vanguard Museum, and art critic Dmytro Gorbachev became the main scientific consultant. Yury Komelkov, a collector and owner of the Triptych gallery, was elected president of the NGO “Avangard Museum”.

Among the project partners are the non-governmental organization “Club of collectors of contemporary art of Ukraine”, the Voronov, Adamovskyi, Stedley foundation, the Institute of Contemporary Art Issues, M17 Gallery, RODOVID publishing.



News of the Kiev Museum:

  • the exhibition “Christmas Trees in Kiev from the 19th century. – to the present day”, shows how traditional Christmas and New Year decorations have changed over the past 150 years;

  • in the fall, the museum introduces the catalog “My Story. 32 years of independence”; a panel discussion “Freedom. Culture. Art. History of independent Ukraine in visual language”.