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“Excellent Contemporary Art Exhibits”
Review of PinchukArtCentre

PinchukArtCentre
Ranked #43 of 506 things to do in Kiev
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want a break from classical churches and historical sites (and have an interest in art), the Pinchuk Art Centre is a great museum in the center of the city with a rotating display by contemporary artists. (And it's free.)

On view was a fascinating and thought-provoking exhibition by sculptor Anish Kapoor, whose work ranges from Joseph Beuys-like accumulations of red wax hurled into the corner of the room to large-scale works that blur and challenge the boundaries between landscape, sculpture, and architecture.

Also notable were Takashi Murakami's provocative Lonesome Cowboy fiberglass sculpture of an anime-styled protagonist in full release and Maurizio Cattelan's whose three arms appearing to stick through the wall in a fascist salute, combined with its title "Ave Maria," succinctly and shockingly collapses the distance between Italy's Roman Catholic historical context and the rise of fascism.

And on the top floor there's a trendy-looking bar that is floor-to-ceiling white, like a milk bar out of A Clockwork Orange.

(FYI - I actually visited in September 2012, but TripAdvisor date selections don't go that far back.)

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Nice place in the center of Kiev. Pinchuk Art center presents the Contemporary art. The display of center changes often. Interesting works of the Belgian artist Jan Fabr about a colonialism in Africa in Congo. Pictures are done from unusual material - beetles of burncows. A basic idea of many pictures of gallery is a fight against AIDS. Modern design, interesting display, well-prepared tour guides. Often on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday there are lectures of excursion in 19.00. Entrance free of charge. The center of Kiev. Not far from underground "Kreshatik".

Thank Olena G
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Situated in the very heart of the capital - on Bessarabkaya square next the Khreshchatyk Street - Pinchuk Art Center is indeed worth a visit every time a new exhibition is in place. Having almost unlimited budgets and a great love for arts, Mr. Pinchuk and his curators always have something interesting & eye-opening in store for the visitors of this 4 storied art center. A friend with many of the big names in art, including Damien Hurst, a generous art philanthropist - Pinchuk established a prize for artists under 35 - thus ensuring all the budding talents knocking on his doors all the times - leaving the curators very much updated on the best to come. Thus indeed do spend that hour in this great gallery when in Kyiv - free entrance makes this choice real easy too.

Thank Nataliya V
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Location excellent!
Some of the exhibits are VERY good.
And they have an awesome restaurant on the Top floor .... the barman makes incredible cocktails & surprise, surprise, the food was really good .... even though it's vegetarian ... go figure!

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

First of all: the position on the map is wrong, its not on Vasilkyvska str. Its on Bessarabska square just near Bessarabsky rynok and Kreshatik str.

Well, about the place, If you have nothing common with modern art - it will be weird. Very weird. Quintessention of nonsence. But at least the enter if free and this place have realy crazy W.C. with mirrors everywhere. This is the only reason you should visit it even if you sick of modern art.

Thank Kokainum
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