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The Second International Festival for Contemporary Sculpture - KSP 2014

Date uploaded: October 23, 2013

The Second International Festival for Contemporary Sculpture
Kyiv, M. M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden
May 20th – July 10th, 2014

The Second International Festival for contemporary sculpture in Eastern Europe will take place from 20th May to 10th July 2014. Kyiv Sculpture Project (KSP), which was enjoyed by more than 600,000 visitors in 2012, will present the Main Project – works by young artists nominated for the International Sculpture Prize, and the Special Project – works by prominent British contemporary sculptors. The Festival's ambition is to become a significant platform for the development of contemporary sculpture in Eastern Europe and to put Kyiv on the world map of public art.

The focus of KSP 2014 is Art in the City: How does art interact with the city and its inhabitants? How can it change the attitude towards public space and form new understandings of the urban environment? Ultimately, how can a work of art influence our everyday life? Kyiv Sculpture Project gives an opportunity for artists to respond to this subject in the highly resonant context of the post-Soviet city.

The Main Project of KSP 2014 will present the works by shortlisted nominees of the International Sculpture Prize for Young Artists. The first international award for public art in Ukraine provides an opportunity for artists under 35 from all over the world to create their works and present them in the Botanical Garden in Kyiv. The open call for artists will launch on 30th October.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Festival's partner, will show the Special Project on British Contemporary Sculpture in Kyiv. YSP Senior Curator Helen Pheby, said: 'We are glad to be back in Kyiv and working with KSP again. The sculptures chosen for the 2014 Special Project are all made since 2000 but represent some of the most important sculptors of their generations from 1960 to present day, all informing the definition of what is Contemporary British about sculpture today.'

KSP will launch a large number of free educational initiatives, such as thematic excursions, workshops for children and lectures for students. Also in 2014, Kyiv Sculpture Project will introduce the Art in the City discussion programme with the world’s leading experts in culture, art and urban studies. Offering a platform for pertinent comments in public art and international discourse, KSP will attract and interest a wide public, interdisciplinary partners and contemporary artists.

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