Ukrainian Women in Arts and Culture. 2010

The two-week event will be a celebration of women and their accomplishments, as
well as a platform for a dialogue on the challenges facing them. It has the following
goals: to familiarise the Hague community with some of the aspects of modern
Ukrainian culture, to provide insights into some of the challenges of modern women
in art, literature, film and socio-political life, to encourage a dialogue between Dutch
and Ukrainian women in art and culture, to create a global network with a Ukrainian
May 13 Literary Event, 14:00-16:00, Selexyz Verwijs, Passage 39
Oksana Zabuzhko is Ukraine’s leading contemporary writer and a living classic. Her
“Field Studies in Ukrainian Sex”, recently published in the Netherlands, was named
“the most influential Ukrainian book for the first 15 years of independence”.
Meeting with the writer will be followed by a reception featuring Ukrainian hors d’oeuvres and wine by
women wine producers, supplied and presented by Gouden Ton. Seating is limited, please register at
May 13 Music Event, 17:00-19:00 Denneweg
Young and talented Ukrainian jazz singer and composer Dasha Skorokhodova, who
has already shared the stage with such world known musicians as Peter Beets, Rita
Reys, Ruud Jacobs, Joe Cohn and Sheila Jordan, will be performing with renowned
jazz musicians Peter Beets (piano) and Frans van Geest (bass).
May 14 Foundation launch and reception, 16:00-18:00
Ukrainian Embassy (by invitation only)
May 15 Art Exhibition, 16:00-18:00, Galerie-Atelier Beeld,
Anna Paulownastraat 87
Oksana Stratiichuk, member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine, over 10 personal
exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad, works in museums and personal collections
of Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Germany, Italy and Japan.

Kateryna Kosianenko, member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine; numerous
awards include 5th prize in painting at the Florence Biennale, Florence,Italy (2009);
silver medal, Ukrainian Academy of Arts (2006); 1st prize, Salone d’Automne, Paris,
France (2003).
Oksana Popinova, instructor at the Kyiv Institute of Decorative Art; works exhibited
at the Kyiv Museum of Modern Ukrainian Art, numerous exhibitions and are part of
private collections in Ukraine, USA, Germany, Japan, Russia and Moldova.
Anna Canter, a Paris-born artist with Ukrainian roots; graduate of Atelier Clouet
(Paris), the National School of Decorative Art (Strasbourg) , Rhode Island School of
Design (USA) and Harvard University; most of the works exhibited in Paris.
Literary Event
Art Exhibition
Music Event

“The Nethterlands can surprise and fascinate by many things. It wasn’t my first trip to Hague and Amsterdam. Their life is different. Fairy tale houses. Goldish Rembrandt, favorite Van Gogh. The mills and a sea of flowers. Inexhaustible treasury of art works, numerous museums. Quiet life…,” Ukrainian artist Kateryna Kosyanenko says.
Due to support of Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s Open Ukraine Foundation Kosyanenko presented her works to inhabitants of Hague (the Netherlands). On May 15-27 her newest this year works were exposed in Gallery Atelier Beeld.“I exposed six new art works, four paintings of the Pory Roku (Seasons) series and the works entitled Volhvy (The Magi) and Lyst (The Letter) (all dated 2010). I hope that European connoisseurs of art are attracted by singularity of Ukrainian paintings and originality of art styles based on Ukrainian painting and icon painting”.

Kateryna Kosyanenko has pointed out that there was a great interest towards Ukrainian artists. It is necessary, she says, to go on forming cultural links of Ukraine with the Netherlands and with the world in general.“How can we surprise? So far it is only art being able to surprise in a positive way. It should better be of high quality and originality. They are not really interested in fakes like unidentified ‘modern art works’”.