The first international festival of contemporary sculpture in Kiev, Ukraine opened June 2nd, 2012. The goal of the Kiev Sculpture Project Festival is to emphasize the role of plastic arts in the city, as well as the relationship between sculpture and people. The international event aims to set a new cultural standard for the city of Kiev, contributing to the development and regeneration of contemporary Ukraine.
This years’ festival features fifteen young talented sculptures from six different countries in the Main Project category, and also five important sculptures form renowned international artists in the Special Project category. Furthermore, the festival showcases lectures by leading arts professionals, specialized education events, master classes, guided tours and meetings with the artists.
Amongst the young artists, you can find Anna Naduda from Ukraine, with the project Structure of the light, Oleksii Zolotariov (Ukraine) – Wind rose, Rachel Carter (United Kingdom) – Grand Spheres, Professors group (Russia) -LOVE (CMYK version), GREVIS group (Ukraine) – Button, Sally Kidall (Australia) – At the table: are we sitting comfortably? II, Kamila Szejnoch (Poland) – Flagpole, Colin Rose (United Kingdom) – Starball, Stepan Riabchenko (Ukraine) – Phenomenon, Kateryna Buchatska (Ukraine) – Dew point, Oleksiy Say (Ukraine) – “Abandoned camp of corporative nomads”, Dobrynia Ivanov (Ukraine) – Foundation Stones, Ubik. group (Ukraine)- Laws of nature, Karin van der Molen (The Netherlands) – Moonstruck.
In the Special Project category, the festival presents internationally respected artists like Eva Rothschild (Ireland), Magdalena Abakanowicz (Poland), Sui Jianguo (China), Nigel Hall (Great Britain), and Jaume Plensa (Spain).
The festival ends July 2nd, 2012.