Nataliya Popovych joins UT to tell about the world famous avant-garde artist
Co-organizer of Malevich's Days in Kyiv and co-founder of Ukraine Crisis Media Center Nataliya Popovych is convinced that Ukrainians have begun revaluing their country's historical, art and cultural legacy.
Public lectures, art exhibitions, performances, film shows, and other events which took place in Kyiv, on June 9-11, were designed to reopen Kazimir Malevich, author of the globally distinguished works Black Square and White on White, to the Ukrainian and global audience.
The idea to recognize the importance of the artist appeared two years ago with the proposal to rename Boryspil International Airport after Kazimir Malevich. It was an impetus to hold Malevich's Days this year in order to raise awareness that he is a Ukrainian-born artist.
"He was born here, lived 17 years in Ukraine. His works were inspired by Ukraine, Ukrainian scenery, embroidery, people, and his students", Nataliya Popovych said while speaking to UT.
The Days' co-organizer claims that the initiative should become an annual event.