“The artist's harbor is museum.”
— Vyacheslav Mashnytskyi
Directed, filmed, edited and mixed by Les Kasyanov.
Duration: 9 min.
In 1908, David Burliuk organised an artistic group “Hylaea.” The name is borrowed from the “History” of Herodotus, where Hylaea refers to the territory of Scythia in the mouth of Dnipro river. Olena Huro, Mykhailo Larionov, Borys Lavrenyov, Vasyl Kamenskyi, Oleksiy Kruchenykh, Benedikt Livshyts, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Velimir Khlebnikov gather here, in the village of Chornianka. The term “futurism” is first used by the “Hylaea” artists in 1913 in a collection published in Kakhovka.
In 2002, the artist Vyacheslav Mashnytsky returns to Kherson to found the “Soyuz Spadkoyemtsiv/02” (“Successors’ Union”) gallery right in his apartment in the city centre. In two years of productive activity, the gallery turns into the Museum of Contemporary Art of Kherson.
During the occupation of Kherson by the Russian troops, Vyacheslav Mashnytsky went missing.