An art project “MARA” by Kateryna Buchatskaya and Vitaliy Kokhan is about to open on December, 2 at the Kyiv Port creative hub, in Naberezhno-Khreshchatytska street 10-a. It will be held within the program of the creative residence PortArtStudio initiated by the Platform for Contemporary Art (PCA) and New Products Group.
Concrete sculptures made by artists within the Port creative hub residence are on display. Every work is an attempt to answer the question: what is the nature of the sculpture image as an object of the material world? Where are these images – just in our imagination, within the physical object or within its visual display? Is tactile contact a necessity or just a formality?
Victor Gordeev is a joint holder of the New Products Group. He says: «Ukrainian artists working in experimental art projects are often searching for the support of their ideas and some art space. Our company decided to facilitate the realization of the #PortArtStudio project, which may become the impulse to settle the permanent residence. We believe that striving of the youth for the cultural progress and learning is the key to the prosperous future both of the whole country and particular businesses ».
Kateryna Buchatskaya was born in Kyiv in 1987, lives and works here. She graduated from the National Academy of Art and Architecture, the Monumental Painting department. She is a Yorkshire Sculpture Park Award winner and a participant of the KYIV AIR Project.
Vitaliy Kokhan was born in 1987 in the city of Sumy. Today he lives and works in Kharkiv. He graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts, the Monumental Painting department. He is an author of many personal exhibitions held in Kharkiv, Lviv and Sumy. Vitaliy is also a regular participant of the international land art workshop Space Borderland in the village of Mogrytsya.
The showroom is open every day from December 2 until December 14, 12:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. and can be found at the creative space Port creative hub, Kyiv, Naberezhno-Khreschatytska str, 10-а.
An exhibition consists of two parts. The second part opens on December 8.