May 24 - July 2, 2013
Kyiv dwellers and guests are invited to visit the grand opening
of International Visual Culture Festival "Vizii",
May 25th at 2 PM in "Lavra" Gallery.
Nine photographic exhibitions from Canada, Poland, Lithuania, Georgia,
Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia and Ukraine will be presented to the public.
They will cover the world renowned names and discovery projects, documentaries,
art photography, photo installations and conceptual projects.
"Archiving the visual" is the Festival theme that will serve as the core
of the exhibitions. The visitors together with the authors of exhibited projects will
join an exciting journey to find the visual traces of time, to reinvent their values,
archive personal and public memory for the next generations.
At the opening the audience will see:
Exhibition of Piotr Zbierski (Poland), the winner of the prestigious
European competition with a "White elephants" series;
Project of the disposable cameras collector Algirdas Musneckis (Lithuania);
- Outrageous photography from Kharkiv - "Shylo" (Awl) group with
a "Bob Mikhailov′s finished dissertation" project;
"Lakrimosa" mystical series by Sara Angelucci (Canada);
Touching story of the childhood town by Arthur Bondar (Ukraine),
"Photographer of the Year 2012" contest winner;
"Tangibility of the Past" exhibition presented by Andrew Polushkin,
Vitaly Smirnov and Aleksey Savkin the masters of the rare printing
techniques from St. Petersburg;
Picturesque project "My Place" by Georgian
documentary artist Dina Oganova;
"Aleli" photo installation by Ukrainian artist Vladimir Klyuzko;
Group project "Memorial" by Pavel Banka (Czech Republic),
Robert Hutinski (Slovenia) and Anna Block (Russia) about
the WWII concentration camps museums.
The "Vizii" initiators and originators, exhibitions designers, representatives
of embassies and international cultural organizations will be given
the floor at the Festival opening.
The Festival opening will be a real outburst of the city′s cultural life
and festive event for the metropolitan people.
The "Lavra" gallery will be the central venue of the Festival, hosting the most
exciting festival events. The visitors are welcome to join the lecture program
and unforgettable meetings with authors of exhibitions. The family entertainment
fans will enjoy the weekend program, including film showings, animation
for children, lectures and workshops for the whole family, guide tours, etc.
The Info center will launch its activity the same day. Here one can obtain
all necessary information about the Festival events, purchase the Festival catalog
and get registered for festival events.
In addition, the PhotoArtBook bookstore is opened all round regular opening hours.
Here, in the gallery, one can buy albums of classical and contemporary authors,
well-known monographs and conceptual framework publications
as well as the books on history and theory of photography.
Exhibitions in "Lavra" gallery run until June 23rd, 2013.
"Lavra" opening hours: 12 PM-8 PM.
Admission is free for all visitors during the Opening day.
During the rest of festival period the admission fee depends
on the "Lavra" gallery terms.
Admission for children is free.
We are pleased to inform our visitors that the "Vizii" festival
is supported by:
The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Ukraine,
the Embassy of the Czech Republic to Ukraine, the Czech Centre in Kiev,
the Polish Institute in Kiev, Russian Centre of Science and Culture,
the Georgian Embassy, the Embassy of Canada.