Exhibition of Contemporary Ukrainian Art at The Saatchi gallery

Exhibition of Contemporary Ukrainian Art at The Saatchi gallery
  • January 16, 2016

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  • On December 19th the “Christmas town” was opened on Cathedral Square in Chernivtsi

    December 21, 2015On December 19th the “Christmas town” was opened on Cathedral Square in Chernivtsi

    On December 19th the Day of St. Nicholas, The traditional “Christmas town” was opened on Cathedral Square in Chernivtsi. Music, outdoor skating ring, a fair with a variety of souvenirs and goodies, “fairy house” for kids where Father Frost presents gifts, funny animators, strings flicker.    Come to get in the festive mood!    "Christmas Town" is open from 19 December to 15 January 2016 more>>

  • FIRTASH FOUNDATION TO NAME THE WINNERS OF UK/RAINE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF YOUNG ARTISTS

    November 24, 2015FIRTASH FOUNDATION TO NAME THE WINNERS OF UK/RAINE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF YOUNG ARTISTS

      The long-awaited opening of the exhibition of finalists of the international competition of the young artists from Ukraine and Great Britain UK/RAINE took place in Saatchi Gallery .     The UK/RAINE competition as well as the exhibition of the best 30 artists determined by its results is the part of the annual festival Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom , with the financial support of the charity fund Firtash Foundation in partnership with the Saatchi... more>>

  • The 8-th annual festival of the Ukrainian cinema took place at Cambridge University

    November 9, 2015The 8-th annual festival of the Ukrainian cinema took place at Cambridge University

      On November 6 and 7, 2015, the 8-th annual festival of the Ukrainian cinema took place within the Program of the Ukrainian Studies at Cambridge University www.mml.cam.ac.uk/ukrainianstudies .This year the films of the modern Ukrainian film directors such as Ekaterina Gornostay, Svetlana Shimko, Ostap Kostiuk and others, have been demonstrated to the audience. The films in Ukrainian and Russian were accompanied with English subtitles. The shows were held at Winstanley theatre,... more>>

  • DMITRIY FIRTASH: "MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF HOLODOMOR IN WASHINGTON IS A TESTAMENT TO UKRAINIAN RESILIENCE"

    November 7, 2015DMITRIY FIRTASH: "MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF HOLODOMOR IN WASHINGTON IS A TESTAMENT TO UKRAINIAN RESILIENCE"

      The official unveiling of the Memorial to the victims of Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933, took place in Washington and was financed by Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the local Ukrainian community, the US Congress, members of diplomatic missions and clergy. The first lady of Ukraine Maryna Poroshenko also participated in the ceremony.   Implementation of the project on establishing the monument was made... more>>

  • The Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery announce the finalists for UK/RAINE

    November 3, 2015The Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery announce the finalists for UK/RAINE

    We are delighted to announce the finalists for UK/RAINE, the first open competition worth GB£75,000 for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine as part of the Days of Ukraine in the UK festival.   The competition received over 10,000 entries by 2,100 artists and the 30 finalists chosen from each of the five categories (installation, new media, painting, sculpture and street art) will exhibit their work in a month-long exhibition over one entire floor of the Saatchi... more>>

  • Firtash Foundation and the Saatchi Gallery announce the launch of UK/raine the first open competition worth GB£75,000 for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine

    September 10, 2015Firtash Foundation and the Saatchi Gallery announce the launch of UK/raine the first open competition worth GB£75,000 for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine

        Firtash Foundation and the Saatchi Gallery announce the launch of  UK/raine the first open competition worth GB£75,000 for emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine   UK/raine continues the collaboration between the Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery as part of the and follows on from the huge success of  Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now,  which ran at the Saatchi Gallery from 9 th  October – 3 rd  November 2014.... more>>

  • January 13, 2015Chernovtsy City Council has adopted a decision not to hold Malanka in 2015

        The Firtash Charity Foundation expresses their regret in connection with the adopted decision of the Chernovtsy City Council not to hold Malanka 2015. "For the purpose of securing the citizens, folk groups and the city visitors, the charity festival "Chernovitskaya Malanka for the Ukrainian army" is not to be held this year on January 15 ", the appeal said on the Mayor’s office web page.   In this respect we have to limit the frameworks of holding and supporting... more>>

  • December 29, 2014Chernovitskaya Malanka will be organized!

      The City Council of Chernovtsy has decided to hang on to Malanka festival arrangement. “We consider that Malanka festival has already become a good tradition promoting the growth of tourist attractiveness of the city, saving the national character and generating the original local brand of the folk art product”, stated the office letter from Chernovtsy City Council.   Considering the current situation in Ukraine, at the suggestion of the festival participants it... more>>

  • Firtash Foundation carries on a heart-warming tradition

    December 20, 2014Firtash Foundation carries on a heart-warming tradition

      On December 19 there was an opening of a small Christmas town in the capital of Bukovina, the city of Chernovtsy. A little fairy tale in the city center is, perhaps, the most eagerly expected winter period for the kids living in this city, as they can play with the magic characters, get a sweet gift, ride a pony and take a crake at the skating ring absolutely free!   “New Year is the enchanting time and we do all our best for the kids to continue to believe in the... more>>

  • Welcome to the grand opening of the Main Christmas Tree of Bukovina!

    December 19, 2014Welcome to the grand opening of the Main Christmas Tree of Bukovina!

    Even tonight, on December 19, the lights will be lit on the Main Christmas Tree of Bukovina. Firtash Foundation is presenting a fairy tale to the children again! All month long in the very heart of Chernovtsy city a small Christmas town will give entertainments for every family! And the smallest kids will be welcomed to a fairly house for making their dearest wishes, playing with their favourite characters and getting a sweet gift!   A real Christmas fairy tale is waiting... more>>

  • Official Opening Ceremony of Modern Ukrainian Art Exhibition “Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now”

    October 8, 2014Official Opening Ceremony of Modern Ukrainian Art Exhibition “Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now”

        An official opening ceremony for the modern Ukrainian art exhibition “Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now” took place on October 8th in the famous Saatchi Gallery in London, as part of the annual festival “Days of Ukraine in the UK” conducted for the second year in a row by the Firtash Foundation. The main purpose is calling the attention of the international community to contemporary Ukrainian art and assisting in building a positive image of... more>>

  • Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now

    September 26, 2014Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now

         Dear friends, On October 8th we open the second annual festival “Days of Ukraine in the UK”, which will be conducted in a new format and will be devoted to Ukrainian contemporary art. One of the missions of Firtash Foundation is drawing the attention of the international public to modern Ukrainian art and introducing the general public to an extremely versatile and original cultural landscape of the Ukraine.     The art as the... more>>

  • Firtash Foundation showcase Ukrainian culture for the British public

    July 3, 2014Firtash Foundation showcase Ukrainian culture for the British public

    An exhibition of Ukrainian artists titled ‘In Our Heaven’ is launching on July 9-th, in the Saatchi Gallery, London, one of the leading British galleries of modern art. As organizers say, this exhibition reflects the challenges Ukraine has been through over the last 3 decades as well as reflects social turmoil Ukrainians face today.  All this is reflected in the new works by photo artists Aleksandr Babak, Anatoliy Stepanenko, Viktor Marushchenko, Tiberiia Silvashi... more>>

  • Lada Firtash entered the Guild of Benefactors of the University of Cambridge

    March 19, 2014Lada Firtash entered the Guild of Benefactors of the University of Cambridge

    L ada Firtash, the head and the founder of Firtash Foundation has been invited to enter the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors. Solemn ceremony of initiation was held on March 19 in the Regent House of the University of Cambridge. The Lord Sainsbury of Turville, the Chancellor of the University of Cambridge presided over the ceremony. Thus, one of the world best universities highly appreciated the foundation activity and personal contribution of Dmitry and Lada Firtash into promoting of Ukraine... more>>

  • Firtash Foundation has given prize money to the winners of the Malanka Festival in Chernivtsi

    January 15, 2014Firtash Foundation has given prize money to the winners of the Malanka Festival in Chernivtsi

    A traditional malanka festival, Malanka Fest, has taken place on January 15 in Chernivtsi. During its history the festival has become popular with its participants as well as citizens and guests of the city who had come to see a Ukrainian carnival.  For the second consecutive year, thanks to the founders of Firtash Foundation - Dmitriy and Lada Firtash - the prize money alone for winners of Malanka Fest in Chernivtsi is one hundred thousand hryvnas!  42 teams (about 1500... more>>

  • The grand opening of the Christmas village took place in Chernivtsi

    December 19, 2013The grand opening of the Christmas village took place in Chernivtsi

    The grand opening of the Christmas village took place in Chernivtsi. For the second consecutive year, Firtash Foundation, a charitable foundation of Dmitry and Lada Firtash, arranges a real holiday for the residents of Chernivtsi and gives presents to children. The idea to support a Christmas fair emerged last year and it was such a pleasant surprise for the city residents that the Foundation managers have decided to turn the arrangement of Christmas village into a good annual tradition.... more>>

  • Ethno-fair and gala concert in Potters Field Park crowned the Days of Ukraine in the UK

    October 19, 2013Ethno-fair and gala concert in Potters Field Park crowned the Days of Ukraine in the UK

      On 19 October 2013, the exuberant ethno-fair and gala concert in Potters Field Park on the Thames’ bank near the famous Tower Bridge crowned the Days of Ukraine in the UK, the three-day festival of Ukrainian culture.  This day, the ethno-festival guests had an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of a Ukrainian settlement, with its trade-fair, traditional Cossack entertainment and cuisine.  According to the estimates of Stephen Cornford, the Managing Director at... more>>

  • An exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art and fashion designs has been opened at London Saatchi Gallery

    October 18, 2013An exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art and fashion designs has been opened at London Saatchi Gallery

    October 18-th the most prestigious London gallery of contemporary art, Saatchi Gallery, hosted an exhibition of works by Ukrainian artists. Paintings, installations and sculpture by more than two generations of masters were exhibited.   The cream of the crop of Ukrainian contemporary art were selected to present their works; artists who have showcased their work several times in world biennale, exhibition projects and auctions. Among those artists the Saatchi Gallery... more>>

  • The British Parliament hosts the grand opening ceremony of the Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom

    October 17, 2013The British Parliament hosts the grand opening ceremony of the Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom

      On October 17, the politicians and businessmen gathered at the famous Churchill Hall in London to attend the grand opening ceremony of the Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom festival. Ukraine was the main topic of the discussions today, but in the cultural terms rather than in terms of politics. The discussions focused on art, history, tradition and education.       .   more>>

  • Dmitry Firtash opened the trading at the London Stock Exchange

    October 17, 2013Dmitry Firtash opened the trading at the London Stock Exchange

     Today, on the stroke of 8.00 GMT, the Chairman of the Group DF’s Board, Dmitry Firtash and Lada Firtash, the Chairman of Firtash Foundation, with the fall of the hammer officially opened the trading at the London Stock Exchange. Dmitry Firtash was given the honours to take part in this prestigious ceremony to mark the opening of the Days of Ukraine in the United Kingdom, the festival organized by Firtash Foundation, established by the Firtash family, and sponsored by the... more>>

  • One of Cambridge streets is named after the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko

    October 16, 2013One of Cambridge streets is named after the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko

    In anticipation of The Days of Ukraine in the UK, the University of Cambridge held the grand opening ceremony of Taras Shevchenko Street. The street is situated in one of the most famous Cambridge sites - Sydgwick Site, which is home to a number of Humanities and Arts faculties - law, history, religious studies, as well as medieval and modern languages​​. “Naming the street after Taras Shevchenko and unveiling a commemorative pavement marker is the first symbolic step within... more>>

  • Firtash Foundation presents THE DAYS OF UKRAINE IN THE UK

    October 10, 2013Firtash Foundation presents THE DAYS OF UKRAINE IN THE UK

    On September 10, the museum "Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine" hosted the presentation of large-scale cultural festival The Days of Ukraine in the UK. The project has been initiated and organised by a charity fund FIRTASH FOUNDATION with the sponsorship of Group DF, the international group of companies. The Days of Ukraine in the UK has found support at the highest level and will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.  The project was presented by... more>>

  • Firtash Foundation and Group DF showcase Ukrainian culture in Great Britain

    June 21, 2013Firtash Foundation and Group DF showcase Ukrainian culture in Great Britain

    The first Days of Ukraine festival in Great Britain will take place in London from 17 to 19 October. The initiative for this event comes from the Firtash Foundation charity, whose sponsor is Group DF, the group of companies owned by Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash. The project is being held under the patronage of the President of Ukraine, and the Mayor of London and Britain’s political and business elite have already expressed their support for the event.... more>>

  • Statement from Firtash Foundation Chair Lada Firtash

    April 3, 2013Statement from Firtash Foundation Chair Lada Firtash

      The Firtash Foundation press service discovered yesterday, 3 April 2013, that an organisation calling itself the “Young Parliament of Ukraine” has, without our consent and knowledge, invited students from several Kyiv universities to take part in a trip to Europe, on condition they contributed financially towards the trip.  The students were also promised financial support from Firtash Foundation.On behalf of the Chair of Firtash Foundation, Lada Firtash, we hereby... more>>

  • Launched a project to support the Malanka-Fest in Chernivtsi

    January 15, 2013Launched a project to support the Malanka-Fest in Chernivtsi

    Malanka-Fest, a colourful Ukrainian New Year folk festival, was held on in Chernivtsi with the support of the Firtash Foundation charity. This year the Festival attracted more spectators and participants than ever before.  Over 1,000 people made up 32 teams competing for the top prize. This year’s winner was the Vaskovetskaya Malanka, followed by the Malanka from Kranoilska in second place.  The Malanka from the village of Gorbovo took third place.   The... more>>

  • Giving the Children a Fairy Tale!

    December 15, 2012Giving the Children a Fairy Tale!

    On 15 December 2012, Chernivtsi’s annual Christmas market was opened on Cathedral Square. “Giving the Children a Fairy Tale!” – this was the principal aim of Firtash Foundation founders, Dmitry and Lada Firtash.  A Father Frost palace was built on Cathedral Square in which entertainment, amusements, gifts and a real-life Father Frost awaited the children. Until 20 January 2013, younger residents were able to enjoy free horse and pony rides. With the... more>>

  • Firtash Foundation presented a cheque for UAH 8million to the Yuriy Fedkovcyh Chernivtsi National University for renovation works

    December 15, 2012Firtash Foundation presented a cheque for UAH 8million to the Yuriy Fedkovcyh Chernivtsi National University for renovation works

    On 15 December 2012, Dmitry and Lada Firtash, the founders of Firtash Foundation, presented a cheque for UAH 8million to the rector of the Yuriy Fedkovcyh Chernivtsi National University to be used for renovation works.  “Three years ago when I first saw the university I was shocked by its appearance. Such an architecturally significant structure needs to be supported,” said Lada Firtash.   In 2012 this magnificent campus was added to UNESCO’s list of... more>>

  • Dmitry Firtash was presented with the Chancellor’s 800th Anniversary Campaign Medal for Outstanding Philanthropy by the University of Cambridge

    November 4, 2012Dmitry Firtash was presented with the Chancellor’s 800th Anniversary Campaign Medal for Outstanding Philanthropy by the University of Cambridge

    Dmitry Firtash was presented with the Chancellor’s 800th Anniversary Campaign Medal for Outstanding Philanthropy by the University of Cambridge.  “Dmitry Firtash is one of the biggest philanthropists in Ukraine and he has made an enormous contribution to the development of the University of Cambridge,” said Prof. Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University. “His support of the Ukrainian Studies programme and Ukrainian students is proof of his... more>>

  • Firtash became the first Ukrainian to be awarded membership in the guild benefactors of Cambridge University

    March 23, 2011Firtash became the first Ukrainian to be awarded membership in the guild benefactors of Cambridge University

    The University of Cambridge highly praised Dmitry Firtash’s contribution to the promotion of Ukraine in Europe, especially within the United Kingdom, and invited him to join the Guild of Cambridge Benefactors. The induction ceremony to the Guild of Benefactors was presided over by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of the British Queen, Elizabeth II.  Dmitry Firtash became the first Ukrainian in the history of the University to be awarded membership of... more>>