Marie Plyatsko, Oleksandra Sysa. Form

The processes that take place and are reflected in the urban environment are now an essential space for the formation of collective consciousness and interaction, as well as for the historical acceptance and development of society. Architecture, urban planning, and urban culture that we come across most often carry historical and cultural information about processes in society for the longest time, unlike more fluid media. The architecture of different periods and urban culture can tell us a lot about our lives and our perceptions of historical processes. In the wake of decommunization and spatial renewal in Ukraine, the fight against the ghosts of the past can often reach absurd proportions, as well as turn into blind destruction of entire cultural and historical layers.

“ICONART” CONTEMPORARY SACRED ART GALLERY

The mission of Iconart contemporary sacred art gallery is to exhibit, collect and make available for sale sacred icon art of contemporary artists from different regions of Ukraine. We believe that Iconart brings together modern art and Christian spirituality, interpreting this long and rich tradition of icon art within today's cultural context. It is our hope that visitors will view this historic art form in new ways that resonate with the people and issues of contemporary society. 

Iconart opened in Lviv, Ukraine on February 14, 2010 with an icon exhibition of the work of Ivanka Krypyakevych-Dymyd called “Between the Nativity and the Resurrection. The Icon and Around It”. Since its inception, the gallery has introduced visitors to the best examples of current religious Icon paintings of artists from the Lviv region, including the work of Petro Gumenyuk, Ivanka Krypyakevych-Dymyd, Oksana Romaniv-Triska, Lyuba Yatskiv, young creators Danylo Movchan, Natalya Rusetska, Ostap Lozynsky, along with representatives of other Ukrainian schools of sacred art, such as Oleksandr Antonyuk, Andriy Kovalenko, and Olga Kovtun.

Iconart Gallery is located in an intimate, comfortable studio at 26 Virmenska Street, L’viv, Ukraine.  The gallery has become a gathering place for the presentation of Ukrainian contemporary sacred art, a meeting place for admirers of this art form, and an open, welcoming environment for discussion and creative exploration of contemporary issues in the arts and society.  We welcome you to come in and experience this unique art form with us.

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