This is a story about the myth and image each of us, intentionally or unwittingly, perpetuates through social media. In April last year, Ukrainian artist Misha Alekseenko, after two months of preparation, flew at the invitation of Hollywood to work on a new project. At least, that’s what he told his friends…
The fact is, the artist closed himself off for a month in his apartment in Troeshchyna and began to weave a fictitious story. Traveling on Google maps, using Photoshop and actively posting on social networks – he told his fictitious Hollywood story. Having created this illusion, he managed to convince the majority of his friends and followers he really was on the other side of the Atlantic.
Alekssenko called the experiment Hollywood – Troeshchyna, and it paid dividends. He took home the Grand Prix competition of young Ukrainian artists at MUHi 2017.
It’s no secret that Kyiv is in need of urbanisation. The existing system of payment for things like city transportation is out-of-date and has many disadvantages. This is something that our Verkhovna Rada has also acknowledged and on 17 January 2017, a law covering the introduction of electronic tickets for public transport was adopted. The […]
Fog Lavender is the third album from Kyiv-based music project Blooms Corda. Their debut, Monodance was released in 2015, with follow-up Gigotosia (meaning ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’) dropping in 2016. In what has become tradition for the group, they first present their new music in live format, then post tracks […]
Looking for a traditional gift to wow your friends back home? We have something that will knock their socks off – and you’ll have just the gift to replace them! Just in time for that bone-chilling Ukrainian winter season, why not pick up a pair of Carpathian wool socks? Featuring traditional designs and wonderful, warm […]
Superstitions – in and of themselves – are not inherently bad. They can give a culture a layered richness that defines it as unique from all others. However, not all superstitions are cute or quirky. In Ukraine, perhaps the most annoying are the Soviet-era health myths. Go ahead – ask your Ukrainian friends how they […]