Kyiv is confirming its place on the world map of contemporary art with a new international exhibition.
The double meaning of the show’s title, “Fragile State” – on at the PinchukArtCentre – is particularly relevant in Ukraine.
Bjorn Geldhof, the artistic director, said: “The exhibition tries to tackle that notion, to make that notion relevant in the context of today, of the world, but also very closely related to what’s happening in Ukraine.
“And further more we try to expand it into what that fragile state means beyond the political notion, because it’s also about a personal fragility, both on a physical and a mental level.”
On display is the work of ten leading artists: Marina Abramovic, Jan Fabre, Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Carlos Motta, Oscar Murillo, Santiago Sierra, Ai Weiwei, and Barthelemy Toguo.