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Supported by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation, Lada Nakonechna, Ukrainian artist and R.E.P. group member has travelled to Latvia to participate in "Revisiting Footnotes" exhibition and symposium. As part of the event Lada Nakonechna presented her work “Earlier. Now. Further.” in the exhibition hall of the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, and presented R.E.P. group activities to the symposium’s participants.
On May 24 the meeting with Maksym KIDRUK, famous traveler and writer has taken place in ‘Chasopys’. The author of ‘BOT’, the first Ukrainian techno-thriller, told the audience why book commercialization is important, why there is no multimillion blockbusters so far in Ukraine similar to King’s, Bryan’s and Patterson’s and why it is important to search for new niches in contemporary Ukrainian literature.
The International Documentary Film Festival Visions du Réel was held From 19 to 26 April, 2013. With the support of Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation Victoria Leshchenko, program coordinator of the International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights Docudays UA, made a trip to this top event in the field of cinema.
From 13 to 18 April 2013 in New York City took place another festival of Ukrainian and post-Soviet cinema KINOFEST NYC. With the support of Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation Ukrainian writer and screenwriter Kateryna Babkina represented Ukraine at the film shorts section at KINOFEST NYC, and personally presented the film Evil, which was filmed based on her script.
24th May at 19.00 in the creative space Chasopys Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation starts another meeting of the Art Club Faces. This time, the guest will be traveler and writer Maksym KIDRUK. The author of the first in Ukraine techno-thriller Bot will tell why commercialization of the book is important, why there are still no “millionaires” like King or Brian Patterson in Ukraine and why it is important to find new niches in modern Ukrainian literature.
On the eve of the Easter holidays Art Club Faces gathered guests for musicale of the young singer Maryna Zubko. The talented singer sang Ukrainian, German romances and folk songs as presented by Ukrainian composers. Maryna sang some songs in a duet with Tetyana Chayka, a student of Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music. Musical accompaniment provided Natalia Shevchenko (piano) and the duet Insight of Ihor Hopchuk (accordion) and Natalia Chahla (Bandura).
With the support of Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation Nataliya Fomenko, harpsichord teacher and concert performer took part in the international harpsichordist competition “Wanda Landowska Harpsichord Competition”, which took place in late March in Italy. Nataliya represented historically-oriented performance, which is a very important trend in European countries.
Official opening of the Paris Book Fair, during which Ukraine is represented by a separate stand for the first time, was held 21st March in France. The Foundation “Open Ukraine” provided support for the presentation of Ukrainian literature. On the opening day of the fair, one of the first visitors to Ukrainian stand became French President François Hollande.
Writer’s main ambition is to ensure that your books encourage more books because culture should be an avalanche. This view was expressed by the world famous Ukrainian writer Oksana ZABUZHKO during a meeting of the Art Club “Faces”.
11th March at 19.00 at the creative space “Chasopys” will take place the next meeting of Art Club “Faces”. During the meeting, a popular Ukrainian writer Oksana ZABUZHKO will read excerpts from the latest book of essayistic work From the Map of Books and People, dedicated to the actuality of The Museum after publication, and will talk about the new book, which is being prepared for publication in collaboration with the Polish journalist Izabela Chruslinska.