A Visit of Bernard Marcadé

The Stedley Art Foundation invited Bernard Marcadé, an independent French art-critic, contemporary art curator and professor of the Ensapc Cergy, to Kyiv. The aim of the visit was to introduce Mr. Marcadé to local cultural milieu, principal art institutions of Kyiv, actors of Ukrainian art-scene and tune up international relations in the field of culture.

During his short but eventful visit (namely from 29 November to 1 December) Bernard Marcadé visited the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Pinchuk Art Centre and White Space of the Stedley Art Foundation. The Stedley Art Foundation held a special party in honour of Mr. Marcadé in the White Space where he met employees of the NAMU, independent young Ukrainian art-critics, collectors and friends of the Stedley Art Foundation.

Bernard Marcadé visited Ukraine in during the earthshattering events for the country. Mr. Marcadé was deeply impressed with Maidan Nezalezhnosti when he visited it on the 1 December. He could not get over the strength of will of hundreds of thousands of people that gathered in the main square and the atmosphere of the latter. One of blue-and-yellow bands set off for Paris…

Bernard Marcadé, a brother of a celebrated French art historian Jean-Claude Marcadé (who specialises in avant-garde art of the former USSR, was among the first researches of Ukrainian avant-garde, in particular of Kazimir Malevich’s art) grew fond of the art of Ukraine and the fate of the latter as a European country.

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