‘La Via della Seta. Arte e artisti contemporanei dall’Italia‘ (The Silk Road: Contemporary Art and Artists from Italy), curated by Angela Tecce, opens to the public on 31 July and will be open until 24 August 2021, the 30th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine, at the Kyiv History Museum. The decision to launch the itinerary in Kiev is a tribute to Ukraine, a historical bridge between Europe and Asia with cultural roots stretching back thousands of years.
Walking through the rooms, visitors can enjoy an exciting artistic experience based on the suggestive themes of travel, encounters, exchanges and discovery. The more than thirty works on display, eight of which come from the Collezione Farnesina, offer a concise but rich representation of the quality, complexity and diversity of trends in Italian contemporary art from the late 1960s to the present day.
On 30 July, in the presence of the Italian Ambassador, Pier Francesco Zazo, and the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Kiev, Edoardo Crisafulli, the vernissage of the exhibition will take place. Representatives of the world of Ukrainian culture, the heads of the Kyiv History Museum and the founders of the Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive will be present.
‘La Via della Seta’ is an original project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, realised by the Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive. The exhibition in Ukraine is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Kiev in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Kiev, the Istituto Garuzzo per le Arti Visive and the Foundation for the United Nations, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and the auspices of the Council of Europe Office in Venice.