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YAKUTOVYCH ACADEMY

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About the project

We take the life and works of the Yakutovych dynasty of painters – one of the most significant creative families of Ukraine. We add the understanding of the culture and society of the whole epoch, fill it with interesting stories and visual materials, convert it in the format of layman's terms and informative media, and what we finally have is the Yakutovych Academy – an interactive narration, something in between self-education and an art project.

YAKUTOVYCH ACADEMY

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01
January

Likbez

Who are these people and why do we need to know them? The main facts about the Yakutovych, the art environment in Ukraine and its influence on other spheres of life.

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02
February

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Unceasing search of 1960s, formation of the new cultural circles, persistent trends of those years – all this through the lens of the film and the book designed by Heorhiy Yakutovych.

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03
March

The Generation of Kyiv Railway Terminal

The mood of the art community in 1990s, their hopes and frustrations. The new format of exhibitions and a shift in attitude towards art.

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04
April-May

Cinematograph

The Yakutovych family in cinema. The role of an art director during the shooting process. Expectations and results.

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05
June

Visuality and Music

Yakutovych Academy’s personal stories: the text of the French composer Bérangère Maximin-Yakutovych about her husband, the Ukrainian painter Anton Yakutovych

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06
July

Asya Pavlovska’s Fairy Tales

Children’s illustration is a separate type of book graphic art with its own specific features, trendsand history. Let’s learn some of it using the example of Asya Pavlovska’s works.

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07
August

Idols

The episode is a parallel part to an exhibition that takes place in Ya Gallery Art Center. Heroism of two Serhiy Yakutovych’s books is the topic that it is all about.

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08
September

STEPS TO MEETING THE COLOUR

"I was so captivated by painting with oil that I thought — this will be my life." The story about the life and work of Dmytro Yakutovych.

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09
October

LIGHT, STRONG, TALENTED

"Everything she did was simple and beautiful," recalled Serhiy Yakutovych about the artist Olha Dyomina, with whom they lived together thirty-seven years "as one day, full of love and life." The episode on Olya and her oeuvre.

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10
November

HEORHIY YAKUTOVYCH AND CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATION

Serhiy recalled that his father, Heorhiy, had never tried to push through his artworks in publishing houses due to the conviction "publish if you want." The episode on Heorhiy and his oeuvre in the field of children’s illustration.

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Connections and communications are as important in the Yakutovych’s creative life as their works. Learn about the painters that formed the cultural climate of our time.

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  • Heorhiy Yakutovych
    Heorhiy Yakutovych
    1930 - 2000
    Heorhiy Yakutovych
    Graphic artist, production designer
    Place of birth: Kyiv
    Education: Kyiv Art Institute
    Wife: Olexandra Pavlovska
    Children: Serhiy and Dmytro Yakutovych
  • Olexandra Pavlovska
    Olexandra Pavlovska
    1928 – our time
    Olexandra Pavlovska
    Teacher, illustrator
    Place of birth: Kyiv
    Education: Kyiv Art Institute
    Husband: Heorhiy Yakutovych
    Children: Serhiy and Dmytro Yakutovych
  • Serhiy Yakutovych
    Serhiy Yakutovych
    1952 – 2017
    Serhiy Yakutovych
    Graphic artist, painter, production designer, theatre designer
    Place of birth: Kyiv
    Education: Moscow State University of Printing Arts, Kyiv Art Institute
    Parents: Heorhiy Yakutovych and Olexandra Pavlovska
    Wife: Olha Yakutovych
    Children: Anton Yakutovych
  • Olha Yakutovych
    Olha Yakutovych
    1950 – 2008
    Olha Yakutovych
    Illustrator, graphic artist
    Place of birth: Nizhny Tagil
    Education: Moscow State University of Printing Arts
    Husband: Serhiy Yakutovych
    Children: Anton Yakutovych
  • Dmytro Yakutovych
    Dmytro Yakutovych
    1958 – our time
    Dmytro Yakutovych
    Painter
    Place of birth: Kyiv
    Education: private
    Parents: Heorhiy Yakutovych and Olexandra Pavlovska
  • Anton Yakutovych
    Anton Yakutovych
    1975 – 2014
    Anton Yakutovych
    Painter, graphic artist
    Place of birth: Kyiv
    Education: The National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture
    Parents: Serhiy Yakutovych and Olha Yakutovych
    Wife: Berangere Maximin

Our team

We – NGO Cultural Code – are people who are interested in popularising and studying the cultural processes that formed the modern Ukrainian space. This time we focus on the events of 1950s–2010s as well as the works of the Yakutovych that immensely influenced the development of art and culture of these decades.

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Team of Yakutovych Academy project:
  • Polina Limina – idea, texts
  • Kateryna Sivachenko – design
  • Dmytro Yankovyi – translation
  • In collaboration with Ya Gallery Art Center

Here we use the images of trees, which were created by Heorhiy, Serhiy and Anton Yakutovych. Also we use the self-portrait of Serhiy Yakutovych as a decoration in the second block.

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