Yesterday I visited the most attractive ongoing event in Kiev – exhibition of contemporary art called Reflection which is held by PinchukArtCentre. I went there with my mother and wife and, however, we have different tastes, we all admired the exposition.
Actually, it is unique situation for today’s Kiev culture life, that people could stand in a line for an hour in the street when weather is cold, rainy and windy to enter the such event. The waiting visitors are lively and bright. There are lots of different people – young and old, stylish and with plastic bags from the supermarket, Ukrainians and foreigners.
There are many pictures, photos and installations composed from objects, light and music. Some of them you can see on the press release page or comprehensive overview (in Russian). What I liked the most is the large photo of green rocky islands, I guess somewhere on North or perhaps in New Zeland. I could look at that picture for dozens of minutes. Also, no doubt, that the most fun for everybody is the foggy box – the large long room with transparent glass filled with very thick fog (I think permanently generated by any of ultrasonic fogger). You can enter it and walk there, and it’s hard to see anything further
then your nose. It looks like you’re flying in the cloud or milk. What are the most remarkable in the art center building – beautiful light design, amazing views on the city center and of course hi-tech futuristic toilets
Whats about the exposition at all, I would advice to add some description or clear titles to some extraordinary works. Because the distinction between such kind of art and nonsense is very subtle, it’s crucially important to direct viewer in the same way, the creator was thinking. I don’t mean that there should be only one right explanation without any other possible interpretations, but starting from it will be much easier to understand what was the author trying to say.
The exhibition is open till December 30, so you have plenty of time to visit it!