Imago Mundi is a collection of artwork by more than 25 000 artists from around the world, featured in Trieste, Italy, this year from 29 May to 2 September. It’s been assembled by Luciano Benetton with an aim to globalise contemporary art and promote the spread of cultural heritage to future generations in the hopes that we may better understand all peoples through art.
Featuring works from more than 150 countries, regions, and native communities, this year is especially significant for Ukraine as the collection brings together 140 pieces by both established and emerging local artists in a sub-collection called, Ukraine: Short Stories. Contemporary Artists from Ukraine.
Imago Mundi can be compared to a map that brings together pieces of different cultures, with every single artwork measuring 10×12 cm. Though each piece is unique in its own right, it then becomes part of an overall mosaic, contributing to this idea of linking and intertwining in a necessary dialogue.
Ukrainian artists Illya Chichkan, Oleksandr Roitburd, Andriy Sydorenko, and Vlada Ralko are among those representing Ukraine.
We are already back to school, which makes it the perfect time to hunker down and finally pick up one of those pesky languages that you’ve been meaning to learn. In a city the size of Kyiv, you have plenty of options and will be able to find that which suits any schedule and level. […]
Some friends came to visit, one each from Canada, the UK, and South Africa. Discussing their itinerary of “must see” things in Kyiv, the Mezhygir mansion came up. So one sunny day, off we went to Kyiv’s ‘Museum of Corruption’ Upon arrival, there was a wide choice of transport options, segues were 500 UAH an […]
Inspired by personal accounts from war-torn Ukraine in 1944 and true stories from the country’s current conflict, Blood of our Soil is the newest creation of Canadian writer/actress Lianna Makuch. She brings her play to Kyiv this month for a staged reading at the Les Kurbas Centre. It is timely, considering the 5-year anniversary of […]
The final credits rolled and the lights went up for the final time in two historic Kyiv cinemas on 30 September. The sudden closures of both Ukraina and Kinopanorama cinemas have left city cinephiles bereft. However, unlike the groundswell of support to restore the cinema Zhovten in Podil after it was extensively damaged by arson […]