Ukraine. Une Donation Contemporaine
Centre Pompidou will open the exhibition “Ukraine. Une Donation Contemporaine”. The exposition will take four halls (4,2,5,7) and will last until June 2023. We were looking forward to this event for more than a year! The Ukrainian Club of Contemporary Art Collectors made a significant contribution to the acquisition of the works by the Centre Pompidou.
More than 130 works by Ukrainian artists have been donated to the collection of the Centre Pompidou. The major part of them is a selection of photographs representing the Kharkiv School of Photography of the 1970s - 2010s, donated by the Grynyov collection, the Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography, as well as contemporary paintings and graphics from other private collections.
While being in the position of the Director of the M17 Contemporary Art Centre, Kyiv, Natalia Shpytkovska made every effort to show a selection of artworks by the artists represented within this exhibition in Pompidou. It resulted in the exhibition Open Opportunity, which opened on the 21st of May 2021 within the premises of the M17 CAC, and celebrated the important event in the history of world recognition of Ukrainian art.
Nowadays, due to the Ukrainian Club of Contemporary Art Collectors, the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou has works of Kharkiv photographers Viktor and Serhiy Kochetov, Oleg Maliovany, Yevhen (Evgeniy) Pavlov, Roman Pyatkovka, Yurii (Jury) Rupin, Serhii Solonskyi, Oleksandr Suprun and the Shylo Group (Serhiy Lebedynskyi, Vladyslav Krasnoshchok, Vadym Trykoz), as well as Kherson artist Stanislav Voliazlovskyi.
The collection in Paris also includes works by Odesa artists. Odesa collectors donated iconic works by Oleg Sokolov, Serhii Anufriiev (Sergey Anufriev), Oleksandr Rojtburd, Volodymyr Naumets, Leonid Voitsekhov, Viktor Ratushny and Alexander (Oleksandr) Shevchuk.