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The Calvert Journal

The buzzing world of Ukrainian contemporary art

Three years ago, after living in several western European capitals, two French curators settled in Kyiv. Excited to discover an art scene that felt freer and more alive than any they’d seen before, Clara Malet and Sonia Gaspard set up the Socle collective, a project dedicated to supporting emerging Ukrainian talent. read more or download pdf

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Kyiv Post

French curators shed light on Ukraine’s contemporary art

Ukraine’s contemporary art scene is alive and kicking. The country has been a hotbed for avant-garde artistic minds and daring exhibitions for a few years now.

This scene attracted the attention of young French curators Sonia Gaspard and Clara Malet who set up Socle Collectif in Kyiv three years ago, a project dedicated to strengthening artistic links between France and Ukraine. read more or download pdf

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Your art

"Entropia" as a measure of aestheticization

The Franco-Ukrainian exhibition “Entropia” in Metaculture is the second project in Kiev of the curatorial group socl:e, this time dedicated to the topic of environmental destruction from human activities. The curators left us no chance to doubt the presence of Anthropocene. At “Metaculture” it is a well-established encyclopedic fact with multiple confirmations of human impact on nature. The first thing you see are the watercolors of Maxim Khodak with realistic images of stone tools of primitive people and the first line you read confirm that we irremediably entered a new geological era in 2019. read more or download pdf ; download pdf in English