Ukrainian cultural diplomacy at Paris Design Week
Ukrainian team of designers and artists for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine will participate in PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2016. The project “Flights in dreams and in reality”, result of cooperation of designers, architects, ceramists and artists, will become one of important events that take place in Europe involving Ukrainian cultural community. The exhibition will be held at Ukrainian Cultural Center in Paris (22, avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris) from 2 to 10 September 2016.
“FLIGHTS IN DREAMS AND IN REALITY”
Art and Design
A human being always strives for learning unexplored and for feeling of freedom. Our fantasies and dreams boosted scientific and technical progress. We saw the Earth from a bird’s eye view, learned about existence of other planets, but we do not stop at this. A human being, temporarily limited by technology, again and again gives rein to imagination, trying to bring its fragments to life. Dreams, fantasies and reality formed the basis of this multimedia exhibition and performance. Despite the fact that flights of soul and imagination will always be incomprehensible, we hope that works of Ukrainian designers and artists will give you possibility to experience freedom of a flight and to day dream.
The event is held with support of the Embassy of Ukraine in France.
Organizer: UART. Foundation of Cultural Diplomacy
Participants: Nikita Vlasov, Sergii Gotvianskyi, Dmitry Aliluev and Anna Abduraimova in cooperation with Masha Reva and Ignacio De Juan-Creix Umbert, Yevhenii Lytvynenko, Kateryna Sokolova, Dmitry Kozinenko, Igor Lugerin, Olesya Dvorak-Galyk, Olga Radionova
The project involved items and objects created by the companies: Blanc, Design studio llil, WOO, NU4MAT, LEVA, TheO, FirstFamily, Forestier.
Curator of the exhibition: Olga Bogdanova\Prostir86
Curators of the project: Anastasiia Biletska, Oksana Shevchenko\CREAHEART: PR & communication
Curator of the exhibition: Olga Bogdanova
Architect-designer, co-founder of design and architectural studio 2B.Group. Co-founder of conceptual space Prostir86, whose activities are aimed at promoting design development in Ukraine.
“The main mission of the space Prostir86 is developing cooperation between designers and manufacturers. As a practicing architect since 2004, I can give evidences as for how approach of object designers and Ukrainian manufacturers of furniture, lighting and accessories changed over the years. This movement forward is very inspiring.
Within framework of Paris Design Week, we will present works of Ukrainian creators, some of which have already received REDDOT awards and were brought into high-volume manufacturing. Each designer will present his/her individual works, also we will present some interesting joint projects, creation of which can be seen directly at the exhibition“.
Curator of the project: Anastasiia Biletska
Co-founder and art director of the promotional agency for designers CREAHEART.
“CREAHEART activities are aimed at development of Ukrainian designer and architectural environment. International projects that we initiate are aimed at gradual integration of Ukrainian design environment to global professional community. Extremely talented people work in Ukraine; we have much to be proud of and to show. This year Ukrainian designers for the first time in the history of our country will present their joint exhibition at Paris Design Week, within framework of the international exhibition Maison&Objet. This is a precedent and a great step forward, and it was made possible by cooperation with the First Secretary for Culture Ms. Irena Karpa with support of the Embassy of Ukraine in France”.