136 artists from 8 countries – open call results

For the art competition of the main exhibition of festival of contemporary art Mykolaiv ART Week “CONNECT” 2021 we had more than a hundred participants from 8 countries.

The MY ART Platform and the Mykolayiv Development Agency collected proposals from all interested artists, photographers and sculptors during March 2021. A total of 161 applications were received from 136 participants from 34 cities in Ukraine, Northern Macedonia, China, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Italy and Russia.

These are works of art in various genres: photography, graphics and painting, collage, animation, video art, performance, sculpture, installation and VR.

“We are impressed by such a significant interest in the art event in our city. Compared to the year before, when we held the Days of Contemporary Art in Mykolayiv at *8 PRICHAL, the number of participants increased fivefold! Usually, we rely on Ukrainian artists. However, we were very surprised when applies from artists and photographers from other countries started coming to the exhibition”, said Dmytro Larchenko, curator of the open call.

According to the organizers, the concept of the CONNECT project is to explore the history of transformation and the essence of connections between different people, generations, countries and cultures.

“We congratulate participants and thank all the authors who sent applications for participation in the competition for their trust,” the festival organizers emphasize.

The festival will take place in Mykolaiv in April in art space *8 PRICHAL with the support of the USA in Ukraine.

However, due to quarantine restrictions, the main exhibition of CONNECT can be viewed online. If the epidemiological situation is mitigated, the exhibition will be available to visitors.