Contemporary art lovers will have a real treat. Gogolfest, the biggest annual Ukrainian festival of modern art will be happening this year after two-year break. It will be held between Sept. 21 and 29 at the abandoned mechanical factory near Vydubychi metro stop.
Named after legendary Mykola Gogol, who is considered both a Ukrainian and Russian writer, the festival aims to bring together all forms of art. ‘Earth’, black-and-white silent 1930-year movie by outstanding Soviet film director Oleksandr Dovzhenko will be screened on the opening night and Dakha Brakha, Ukrainian ethno chaos band is set to accompany the show with its matchless music.
Pavlo Gudimov, the leader of a modern rock band and contemporary art gallery owner will present one of his latest projects called ‘Neofolk’, a selection of works by Ukrainian modern artists Oleksandr Babak, Ruslan Tremba, Oleksandr Kadnikov, Iryna Kalenyk and many others. Margaret Leng Tan, Singapore-born American piano master is coming to give her first concert in Ukraine which is gonna be John Cage, world famous American composer tribute concert.
And this is not the end of the list. For the detailed schedule and price visit festival’s website www.gogolfest.org.ua
Gogolfest. Sept. 21-29. Abandoned factory at 11 Inzhenerna St. near Vydubychi metro stop.