Coal Goal

November 4, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Project title "Coal Goal" is a metaphore for human desire of power, recognition and enrichment. Such is a common accepted understanding of success in modern society. 

Human nature is helpless to avoid ever repeated wars for dominating and grabbing of resources. Events in Ukraine are live example and proof of the absurdity of violence. Symbolically, coal has appeared in the midst of geopolitical disagreements, becoming cause and witness of the next historical disasters. 

Perhaps the time will come for qualitative evolutionary changes of human consciousness, and the huge  man’s potential  conceived by nature, will show in constant creative and spiritual achievements. Coal will stay as archive of historical dust,  as a bible of mistakes and suffering. For the "Coal Goal" exhibition Ukrainian artists made their own artifacts of time referring to coal as a means and source of creative ideas.

Participants of the project: Artem Volokitin, Anatoliy Gankevich, Egor Zigura, Dobrinya Ivanov, Olga Kasyanyuk, Anton Logov, Tatiana Malinovskaya, Konstantin Rogotchenko, Stepan Ryabchenko, Vasyl Sad, Yuriy Sivirin, Victor Sydorenko, Olesia Trofimenko.

Curators: Natalia Shpitkovskaya, Alla Sheremetieva

The opening will start at 18:00, November 4, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, 1, Mykhailivska sqr., Kyiv.

Entrance to the opening is only by the invitations.

Please send your request for invitations to by November 2, 2015

Except for the registration please do not forget to have passport with you for the entrance.

Organizers: Artcult Foundation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, The Modern Art Research Institute

Organizing partner: Sigma Trade Limited

Partners of opening of the exhibition:

INKERMAN -the best winemaking traditions
"Клуб Сиру"- traditions united by cheese taste