May 18, 2015, 5:28 p.m.
On May 21, 2015 at 12:30 IZOLYATSIA foundation holds a press conference on the preservation of the mosaics of Kyiv’s metro. The event will take place at the press centre of Glavkom at the address: Kyiv, vul. Shelkovychna 8/20.
The participants of the press conference:
Ievgeniia Molyar — project coordinator SOVIET MOSAICS IN UKRAINE, art expert;
Anya Medvedeva — Communications Director of IZOLYATSIA foundation;
Lyudmila Kovalska — senior research associate of the department of art of XX century, National art museum of Ukraine;
Tetyana Kochubinska — art expert;
Natalya Makogon — head of press-office of KP Kyivsky Metropoliten;
Igor Martynyuk — cultural assistant of people’s deputy of Ukraine Serhiy Taruta;
Vitaliy Klichko — head of the Kyiv City State Administration and Ruslan Andreiko — deputy of the Kyiv City State Administration from VO Svoboda.
As part of the press conference the following issues will be considered:
•a draft decision of the Kyiv city council "On the Dismantling of decoration of the stations in Kyiv metro with communis symbols”, according to which the mosaics at several subway stations are to be dismantled;
•artistic and historical value of the monumental decorative mosaics, which represent an important aspect of Ukrainian culture;
•possibility of maintaining the mosaics of Kyiv's metro;
•the creation of an experts committee to study the cultural value of mosaics
•adding the mosaics to Ukraine’s Register of cultural heritage.
IZOLYATSIA foundation has already launched the advocacy campaign for maintaining the mosaics and published an open letter to Mr. Vitaly Klichko, mayor of Kyiv.
Main media partner of the event