September 11-27 2009

News

GOGOLFEST 2010 will be opened with a great theatrical show on the Independence Square


On the 4-19th of September the IV International Festival of Contemporary Art GOGOLFEST 2010 will take place at the same time in five cities of Ukraine. The Opening of the Festival will be held on The Independence Square for the first time. Kyiv public will see the grand performance - a joint project of Center of Contemporary Art "Dakh" and the legendary Spanish theater of performances La Fura Del Baus (www.lafura.com), whose performance, in particular, opened Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. Not only Kyiv residents will be able to see the show, there will be a live broadcast on one of the national channels. Performance by La Fura Del Baus in Kiev will be held with the support of the Embassy of Spain.
 
In 2010, the International Festival of Contemporary Art GOGOLFEST 2010 for the first time will go beyond the capital's event. This time it will be held simultaneously in five cities - Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Lviv and Sevastopol. In the capital, the state museum and cultural center "Art Arsenal” will traditionally become the venue for the festival.
 
The one of the main tasks of GOGOLFEST 2010 is still a search  for new names in Ukraine and outside. This year in festival’s program will be presented hundreds of projects, covering nearly all areas of modern art: music, dance, experimental theater, literature, set design, painting, design, film and audiovisual arts.
 
Vlad Troitsky, President GOGOLFEST:
 
"In three years GOGOLFEST turned into an avalanche growing international network, which allows to create the unprecedented coproductional projects with participants from different countries and present them both on the national Ukrainian and international levels.
 
GOGOLFEST is a project of image rehabilitation of Ukraine - both international and domestic national. The territory of the festival - as a place of meeting and dialogue between different cultures and worldviews.
Our key partner is IT-corporation Kvazar-Micro, but we are open to cooperation with companies that share our values and aspirations"
 
An important distinctive feature of Gogolfest 2010 that differs it from festivals of previous years will be a revolutionary program of VAP (Visual Art Projects, curator Katya Bochavar (Russia), which will feature the works of such non-traditional genres, as sound and digital installations, kinetic and cybernetic art. In the framework of VAP will participate artists from the United States, 
Great Britain, Israel, Germany, France, Ukraine, Russia and other countries.
 
GOGOLFEST is methodically working on the integration of Ukrainian art in the space of world culture. In autumn 2010 except five Ukrainian cities fragments of GOGOLFEST programs will be shown in Berlin (Freies Museum).In summer 2011 an extensive tour of the "Dakh" theater will be held in France