Pinchuk Plans to Build Another Art Center in Kiev
Source:Artforum.com Date: 2009-11-05 Size:
Victor Pinchuk, one of Ukraine’s richest men, will build a contemporary-art center in downtown Kiev, with the hope of making the country’s capital a major destination on the global art map, according to Bloomberg

 

 Mr. Victor Pinchuk

Victor Pinchuk, one of Ukraine’s richest men, will build a contemporary-art center in downtown Kiev, with the hope of making the country’s capital a major destination on the global art map, according to Bloomberg.

Pinchuk, forty-eight, said in a Bloomberg interview that the new building will be bigger than his existing PinchukArtCenter, the first private center of contemporary art in the former Soviet Union. The new project will also supplement the regular shows already being held at the center that Pinchuk said has had more than 830,000 visitors since it opened in 2006.

The steel billionaire is one of the world’s leading contemporary-art collectors, owning works by artists such as Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and German photographer Andreas Gursky.

Pinchuk hopes the new building will be near a Soviet-era sculpture in the form of an arc meant to celebrate Russian-Ukrainian relations. He envisages a multifunctional center with a permanent collection built on, though not limited to, works that he owns. Pinchuk said he’s ready to provide “100 percent” financing for the center.

[Editor] Elemy Liu

    Artintern