Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Kazimir Malevich Airport instead of "Boryspil" airport: why it is important to rename the airport in Kiev.



Kazimir Malevich Airport instead of "Boryspil" airport: why it is important to rename the airport in Kiev. The real battle broke out around the initiative to rename the International airport "Borispol" in Kazimir Malevich Airport. This idea has been discussed for several years, but has gained considerable attention just now. The debate is gaining momentum. Dozens of Ukrainian and Russian media have taken  the top themes idea of renaming the airport "Borispol" in honor of Kazimir Malevich. Of course, proposed, and other names of famous Ukrainians for the main air gate of the country - Verbitskiy, Chubinskogo, Lobanovskiy, Sikorsky, Antonov, Princess Olga, Prince Vladimir - this is all important and great names for us. But they are mostly known to us. I think that their honor is logical to be called the conservatory, stadiums, factories, universities -  the place in which will grow the future talents that will glorify his name patrons alma mater on the world stage. 
To stimulate discussion on this blog offer five of the most significant, in my view,  arguments why the airport "Borispol" should be renamed in honor of Kazimir Malevich:
1. The famous artist Kazimir Malevich was born in Kiev
Few would argue that so well-known artist as Kazimir Malevich quite difficult to find. Thanks to a revolutionary discovery in art, he is known throughout the world not only art, but also people who are far removed from the history of art - students, workers, drivers, engineers, politicians, actors and simply the curious citizens without jobs. He well-known from the Pacific coast of China to the Atlantic coast of Panama on Kazimir Malevich. Two of the most recognizable paintings in the world - the "Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci and the "Black Square" by Kazimir Malevich, whose centenary world celebrated last year. Billions of people  heard bout him. Of course, they may not know the nuances of Suprematism, but the name of the artist - known to everybody.  Therefore, any person on the planet who will pay attention to the name of the airport of Kiev will know that Malevich and Kiev - are inseparable.
2. Airports as cultural lighthouse. 
 This item is not only ideological, but also economic. Ukraine needs to fight the negative image. Most of the associations that arise among foreigners at the mention of our country, related to the war, the annexation of the Crimea, the Chernobyl accident and the crash of MH-17, corruption scandals and endless revolutions. Previously, the situation improved slightly footballer Andriy Shevchenko and boxers Klitschko brothers, now is clearly more negative. We need to fight with this, making a thoughtful and effective re-branding of the country. On this depends not only Ukraine's international image, but also business reputation of the country. For example, a very important factor is the influx of tourists, which in 2015 fell to a record low in 14 years - up to 135 thousand people. And it was more than 1 million tourists in 2011 in Ukraine - 1,226,000. No wonder European cities struggling to demonstrate binding to the world's geniuses, whose names will remain in centuries. For example, the Warsaw airport was named after Frederic Chopin (Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport), the airport of Rome - the name of Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci International Airport), Province Airport Grenada in southern Spain - the name of Federico García Lorca (Granada Federico Garcia Lorca Airport) . Tourism marketing studies say that such a move increases the tourist attractiveness of countries, cities and airports improves recognition. It turns out that the usual infrastructure facility turns into a tourist milestone and advance reports about the tourist-cultural symbol of the country brand. 
3. Historical justice against the ideology 
People who are seriously studying art, and just attentive tourists know that there is the concept of "Russian avant-garde" and Kazimir Malevich called "Great Russian" artist. Of course, the exceptional "Russian character" Malevich - this is more than a misconception, because he was born in Kiev, and grew up in rural areas in the Kharkiv and Poltava, where his father worked. Mother Kazimir Malevich was poltavchankoy. All his life Malevich strongly emphasized that his artistic vision of the world formed the Ukrainian village. Also, it has a theoretical works on the Ukrainian language, his work is of great importance the unique Ukrainian national flavor. He repeatedly stated: "I am -  Ukrainian."  In 1927-1929 gg. he lectured at the the Kiev Academy of Arts, which wanted to transform the academy of the modern education. He longed to permanently return to Kiev, but on returning to St. Petersburg he was imprisoned in Leningrad  and was subjected to a terrible, humiliating torture - demanded confessions of espionage. Their effects have become apparent - four years later the founder of Suprematism died in poverty. It turns out that culture becomes a space of struggle for the legacy. Many of our compatriots immediately give up and say, "What, no one was found a famous person, for who does not claim the others?  Let's rename in honor of someone who is associated only with Ukraine. " But I have a counter question. If we do not defend our heritage if we do not show the whole world that the geniuses of the world - it's part of our history and culture, and how much will "expropriated" by the neighbors? How long do we leave? I am sure that this is unacceptable and that the need to defend the historical truth, especially if we are talking about our great compatriots. 
4. Last year, Kiev has found its first Malevich work.  
There is also a very important symbolic argument, why now have the opportunity to name the main Kiev airport by the name of Kazimir Malevich. Last year the people of Ukraine in the face of Mistets'kiy Arsenal was donated priceless collection of avant-garde Igor Dychenko. The widow of the collector Valeria Wirski, gave the collection to the state ownership than to perpetuate itself and spouse. One of the main jewels of the collection is the work of Kazimir Malevich's "Suprematist Composition 1". Thus the Kiev in 2015 gained his first work of Kazimir Malevich, which anyone can come and see at the exhibition. Throughout Ukraine Malevich's works are now two - one in Kiev, and the second in Parkhomovskii History and Art Museum named after Alexander Lunev (village Parkhomovka Kharkiv region) - "65 Suprematism."  Assembly of Kazimir Malevich works are particularly proud the world-famous museums such as the MoMA in New York, the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, the Albertina in Vienna, and, of course, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Russian Museum. Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, bought a small work of Kazimir Malevich for 48 million pounds. My question to the employee of the museum: "Why such a rich art museum has bought such a small and incredibly expensive work of Kazimir Malevich," she replied that they felt a big gap, until the in the collection of the museum in the world of avant-garde section was missing the most important name - Kazimir Malevich
5. Airport Kazimir Malevich - a worthy gift to the 25th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine 
The year of 2016 is also important that we celebrate 25 years of Independence of Ukraine. Ukraine has gone through a lot of upheavals over the quarter of a century, and in recent years also forced to defend their independence with blood and weapons. We can not afford to quiet the resistance on the outskirts of Europe, we must each his act to prove that we are an integral and unique part of European history and civilization. That is why the events that claimed the inseparable link and Ukraine's participation in the creation of a world-class heritage is an important part of our struggle for freedom, self-determination and dignity. The victory on the battlefield, weapons and valor of the soldiers will help us to maintain the territory, but only the culture and the mind are able to transform an area of the country. International Capital Airport - is a kind of gateway to the world and at the same time branding our country. Therefore, it is better to write a loud and clear to all mankind the name, a name that says it all - you are welcome, this is my motherland, this is my Ukraine. 
Malevich wrote, “I transformed myself in the zero of form, I destroyed the ring of the horizon and escaped from the circle of things, from the horizon-ring that confines the artist and forms of nature.”

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Orlando is in Ukraine for Unicef

Orlando is in Ukraine for Unicef .  
A Hollywood actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom has arrived in Ukraine, to visit one of the schools in Slavyansk Donetsk region
The actor published some pictures from Slavyansk in his Instagram.
Pupils of school No.13 in Slavyansk were happy to get Bloom’s autographs and make selfies with the actor.

A Hollywood actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom has arrived in Ukraine, to visit one of the schools in Slavyansk Donetsk region

Bloom arrived in Ukraine / instagram.com/a_senina/

The actor published some pictures from Slavyansk in his Instagram.

Pupils of school No.13 in Slavyansk were happy to get Bloom’s autographs and make selfies with the actor.



According to media reports, Orlando Bloom is to stay in Ukraine for another week.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Vladimir Klitschko at his 40th anniversary has collected 2 million 747 thousand US dollars for social projects and children's sport development in Ukraine.

Vladimir klitchko born 25 March 1976. This year  40th anniversary of Vladimir Klitschko celebrated  at the hotel "Intercontinental" in KyivAt the celebration  of boxer Vladimir Klitschko came the head of the Presidential Administration Borys Lozhkyn, former head of the AP Sergei Lyovochkin, the Russian oligarch Paul Fuchs, Ukrainian businessmen Vadim Novinsky and Igor Surkis.
The party was also attended by his older brother, the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko, the Deputies Serhiy Taruta, Nestor Shufrich, Arthur Ward, Anton Gerashchenko, Sergei Alexeyev, Tariel Vasadze.
Also there were Peter Listerman, wife of oligarch Victor Pinchuk Elena Pinchuk (Daughter of Leonid Kuchma). 

In addition, there were: a former deputy mayor Igor Nikonov, the son of owner's of "Poznyakizhilstroy" Nver Mkhitaryan, the developer Arthur Mkhitaryan and Vagif Aliyev (co-owner of Mandarin Plaza). 

Later arrived  ex-president of the Eurasian Jewish Congress Alexander Mashkevich. The citizen of Canada, Israel and Kazakhstan, according to Forbes magazine, get into the "thousand gold" world's billionaires in 2016 with a personal fortune of $ 1.5 billion. 

A significant part of the guests were athletes. Basically boxers and partners of the Klitschko brothers in golf. Among them was former player, "Dynamo Kyiv" and AC Milan Andriy Shevchenko. 


Officially, the event was collecting donations for the Fund, through the auction, unofficially - celebration of the 40th anniversary of Vladimir Klitschko.


At the auction, the average pitch for the lot was 10-15 thousand US dollars. Among the objects for sale are: an audience with Prince Albert of Monaco, Sylvester Stallone painting brush, painting with handprints brothers Klitschko, boxer shorts and boots.

The special agiotage has caused leather jackets of Arnold Schwarzenegger, in which the actor starred in "Terminator." Its 300 thousand dollars bought a businessman Alexander Yaroslavsky.


In total, only at auction Klitschko brothers have collected 2 million 747 thousand US dollars. Plus on entrance tickets to 1 thousand US dollars fund earned more than 100 thousand US dollars. Klitschko promises to send the money to support social projects and children's sport development in Ukraine.   
In total, only at auction Klitschko brothers have collected 2 million 747 thousand US dollars. Plus on entrance tickets to 1 thousand US dollars fund earned more than 100 thousand US dollars. Klitschko promises to send the money to support social projects and children's sport development in Ukraine.  

In the free time Vlad likes to ride his bike through Kyiv.
 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Exhibition "Fantastic Reality" from Maria Pryimachenko

Fantastic Reality from  Maria Pryimachenko,
At the National Museum Ukrainian Decorative Folk Art 7 April 2016 at 16 h. will open the exhibition " Fantastic Reality ", dedicated to 80th anniversary of  exhibition of national artist of of Ukraine, winner of the National Prize of Ukraine Taras Shevchenko Maria Primachenko (1909 - 1997). 
The exhibition will be open until October 7, 2016.

Over 120 pieces from the museum's collections give an opportunity to review the work of the great artist. Retrospective exhibition covers the entire career of Maria Primachenko. The accent of the exhibition is extended exposition of works 1936 - 1938 years.
Maria Primachenko achieved global recognition and artistic peaks and is one of the most honorable place among the masters 'naïve' paintings such as Henri Rousseau, Niko Pirosmanishvili, Ivan Generalić, Nikifor Dvornyak. 
Kyiv, 9 Lavrska str.,
    bld. 29
    Public transport:
    bus 24, trolleybus 38,
    stop "Kyivo-Pechersk
    Lavra".
    Opening hours:
    10.00 to 18.00;
    Closed on Tuesday.
    tel. +380280 36 93,
+380280 58 12. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ukraine at International Defence Exhibition DefExpo 2016

Ukraine at International Defence Exhibition DefExpo 2016. Ukraine presented on its stand over 40 full-scale samples and models of military equipment from 11 Ukrainian companies.
Visitors to Ukrainian stand get acquainted with samples of armored vehicles, BTR-3 as "Dozor-B", various modifications of BMP.
Also presented domestic aircraft industry. In particular, the AN-132, AN-148, AN-178. 

State company "Antonov" India offers enterprises jointly build aircraft An-32.
The DefExpo-2016 is the largest in South Asia exhibition of arms and military technology.