Contemporary art attack in downtown Lviv
The city centre enjoyed its annual week of modern art mayhem at the end of August with the Week of Contemporary Art. This week of arts initiatives is organised by Dzyga Art Centre which has consistently been one of the main engines of the Lviv cultural scene since first emerging in the heady atmosphere of liberation that accompanied the early 1990s. This year’s Contemporary Art Week attracted participants from across Ukraine and throughout the wider world, with artists drawn by the opportunity to display their often provocative works alongside some of Lviv’s most ornate and attractive architectural settings. As per usual, the range of genres was eclectic, with everything from more traditional canvases sharing space on the festival catalogue with installations, photography and live performance art. Highlights included a light show in the courtyard facing the main medieval entrance of what were once Lviv’s city walls.