ChervoneChorne Art Group
The mission of The ChervoneChorne Art Group is contributing to the promotion of contemporary art in Ukraine, exploring its interrelations, stages of development, documenting these processes, creating a discussion platform for intercultural dialogue, forming the new image of Ukraine through cooperation with international artists, sculptors and professional institutions.
The residency program is about the myth of Kaniv, about the uniqueness of this city, about the visualization of the artist's feelings of the landscape, the proximity of the river, the slopes over the Dnipro river, Kaniv cliffs. In Soviet times, an art camp worked in Kaniv for summer internships of students of art institutions, later it ceased to exist. Though the myth of Kaniv as a center for the development of contemporary art remained. The task and focus of the residence are exactly in the continuation of the tradition of Ukrainian visual art, which goes to a new level and beyond one country due to the fact that ChervoneChorne is a platform for multicultural dialogue of artists from around the world. The artists have the opportunity not only to implement their new projects but also to get acquainted with the nature, history and culture of Ukraine. They are provided with a comfortable place to stay in the hotel, meal, transfer to the place of residence, necessary materials and tools, workshops and a place for creating sculptures, a gallery for the exhibition, information support of the Art Group, legal and financial support, individually agreed honorarium. In return, artists transfer a work or series of works to ChervoneChorne under a signed copyright contract.
Exhibition of works (4-100), artist-talk, artists transfer a work or series of works to ChervoneChorne under a signed copyright contract, publication of specialized art book.
They provide 2-3 studio rooms, 20 m2 each, in an old campsite with a picturesque view on the Dnipro and landscapes.
They provide one standard double or twin room in the 3* hotel Knyazha Hora located on the territory of residence.
Artists and sculptors are provided with everything they need for the work, purchase materials and tools, rent the technical equipment for stones in the process of work, provide the technical staff for the installation of works and the organization of the workplace.
The ChervoneChorne Residence is located in the small town of Kaniv, 130 km from Kyiv on the right bank of the Dnipro river. During the residence, artists live in the hotel “Knyazha Hora” and work in the old campsite with picturesque view on the Dnipro and landscapes. Kaniv is a geographical and spiritual center of Ukraine. Historically, it is іnextricably intertwined with the main cultural brand of Ukraine – poet and artist Taras Shevchenko who is buried there.
The Kyiv Art Institute held annual open-air student internships in Kaniv from the 1930s to the mid-1980s. Many former students of different generations have become household names in Ukraine: Tetyana Yablonska, Ivan Krasny, Tetyana Krasna, Oleksandr Olkhov, Vasyl Zabashta, Oleksiy Fishchenko, Mykola Storozhenko, Tymofiy Lyashchuk, Valeryi Franchuk, Maryna Sochenko, Andriy Yalansky, and others.