Victor Sydorenko’s personal exhibition Untimely opened at M17 CAC

On September 10, with the support of the Adamovskiy Foundation, a new exhibition was launched at the M17 Contemporary Art Center – a personal project of Ukrainian artist Victor Sydorenko entitled Untimely

Victor Sydorenko is one of the classics of contemporary Ukrainian art. The artist represented Ukraine at the 50th Venice Biennale with a personal project Millstone of Time. In 2007, at the 52nd Venice Biennale, together with Oleksandr Soloviov he was co-curator of the Ukrainian Pavilion; twice (in 2011 and 2013) he was the commissioner of the pavilion. For many years, Victor Sydorenko has been writing the history of Ukrainian art not only creating art but also teaching the younger generation of artists – he is a professor of painting, a teacher at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (Kyiv). Sydorenko is also a full member and vice-president of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, director of Modern Art Research Institute of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine, which he founded in 2001. The author’s works have been successful at auctions at Philips and Sotheby’s, are regularly exhibited and are part of many private and museum art collections in Ukraine and abroad.

The exhibition Untimely at M17 CAC presents two projects of the artist – The Beach and the Shore large cycle and new works from the series Un-Timely, launched in 2018. The paintings are made in a unique author’s technique, which at one of the stages of creation involves the destruction of the artwork. Along with the paintings, an archive of the process of their creation, which includes photographs, sketches and videos, is on display at the exhibition.

You can see the exhibition until October 18, 2020
at the M17 Contemporary Art Center
at the address: 102-104, Antonovycha Street, Kyiv

Learn more about the project at M17 CAC website


Photographer: Ruslan Synhaewsky