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Poem on the Inner Sea at the 52nd Venice Biennale
1 June 2007 - 30 November 2007

The title of the project recalls the famous film «Poem on the Sea» created based on the script of the outstanding Ukrainian director Olexandre Dovzhenko. Well-known artists from Ukraine, Great Britain and the United States of America feature in the project who will create new works specially for the new exhibition: Serhiy Bratkov (Ukraine), Alexander Hnilitsky and Lesia Zaiats (Ukraine), Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine), Juergen Teller (Germany/Great Britain), Marc Titchner (Great Britain), Sam Taylor-Wood (Great Britain), Dzine (Carlos Rolon; USA).

The art project «Poem on the Inner Sea» demonstrates the joint vision of the authors and their aspiration for exploration of new and active roles of the artist in the society. The exhibition intends to reveal the issues that the famous Ukrainian director Olexander Dovzhenko had been raising for all his life: what does being Ukrainian mean? Who are Ukrainians? Where are they, Ukrainians?

Making direct reference to Ukraine in their own unique way whilst adhering to the underlying theme, Serhiy Bratkov, Boris Mikhailov and Juergen Teller have all produced entirely new photographic work. Sam Taylor-Wood has made two new films, Alexander Hnilitsky/Lesia Zaiats have developed a two room video installation. Mark Titchner has fabricated two sculptures for the exterior of the pavilion. Dzine has manufactured a useable boat to be placed in the Canal.

24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

A group show of 20 artists nominated for the 5th edition of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018, a nationwide prize in contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to 35. The shortlist has been formed by the Selection Committee based on the results of the selection from more than 650 applications submitted by young Ukrainian artist from all regions of Ukraine and foreign countries. Each work is especially produced for the exhibition and forms an independent artistic statement.

Vernissage of the shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2018


24 February 2018 - 13 May 2018

The PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine) presents the 1st solo exhibition in Eastern Europe by Dineo Seshee Bopape (South Africa), the Main Prize Winner of the 4th edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. The show includes a major soil installation specially produced for the PinchukArtCentre.