Kyiv Biennale "ARSENALE 2015" is cancelled
National Art and Cultural Museum Complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal", the initiator and organizer of Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE announces the cancellation of the project in 2015.
The team of Mystetskyi Arsenal has made the decision to cancel the Second Kiev International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2015. Due to the fact that the armed conflict in the East of Ukraine does not stop, and the economic situation in our country only becomes more and more complicated, the implementation of the art project of such scale as Biennale is absolutely impossible.
In the situation of continuous miliary aggression Mystetskyi Arsenal as a state institution can not take the international responsibilities concerning the insurance and transportation of art works and and can not guarantee the safety of the participants of the Biennale. In the times when our society faces serious force majeure and directs all possible efforts to overcome the tragic consequences of this situation, we can not proceed with organizing the multi-million dollar project.
Therefore Mystetskyi Arsenal is forced to stop the collaboration with curators Georg Schoellhammer and Hedwig Saxenhuber and expresses sincere gratitude for their cooperation and dedication to the project.
Mystetskyi Arsenal continues to work on other artistic and charitable events and projects planned for 2015.