Second Floor Art Center

Second Floor Art Center relates to widely open doors and windows through which the modern world has entered the building in the form of aspirations and thoughts of ordinary Ukrainians. The main topics of the exhibitions in the Second Floor Art Center relate to significant events, ordinary people and national heroes, descendants’ legacy and achievements of the contemporaries. The Administration of the President of Ukraine hospitably opens its doors for the citizens to personally see how the state office works and make sure that changes have finally entered these walls.

Ukrainе Crisis Media Center

Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC) was set up in March 2014 to provide the international community with objective information about events in Ukraine and threats to national security, particularly in the military, political, economic, energy and humanitarian sectors. UCMC provides 24/7 media support to all those covering events in Ukraine and runs a daily schedule of live press briefings and moderated discussions to provide the world with accurate and up-to-date information about the fast changing situation in Ukraine. Since its inception, UCMC has evolved into a communications hub with an active outreach to both internal audiences as well as to opinion leaders and the media outside of Ukraine.

When children’s paintbrushes touched these walls, magic happened. These walls have seen Stalinism, Hitlerism and times of Yanukovych, but pictures painted by children eliminated the authoritarian spirit from this building.

Gennadiy Kurochka, curator of the exhibition and co-founder of UCMC

News

Malevich. Beyond the Canvas exhibition opens at Administration of the President of Ukraine

A new exhibition Malevich. Beyond the canvas opened at Second Floor Art Center in Ukraine’s presidential administration on November 11. The exhibition is devoted to Kazimir Malevich – one of the most famous Ukrainian artists in the world. Malevich. Beyond the canvas is the sixth art exhibition at Second Floor Art Center since its foundation in April 2015. […]

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Exhibition “Projectio” opened at the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

On December 1, a new exhibition “Projectio” showcasing works of the French photographer of Ukrainian origin Youry Bilak opened at the Second Floor Art Center. “This exhibition depicts two years of life in Ukraine. It combines present and past. After watching the exhibition, you will feel that we are all Europeans,” said Borys Lozhkin, Head […]

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50 Inventions Bestowed by Ukraine to the World Exhibition Opened at the Presidential Administration

On Thursday, September 3, a new exhibition named 50 Inventions Bestowed by Ukraine to the World opened at Second Floor Art Center. Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Dmyro Shymkiv, members of staff and Ukrainian innovator Igor Pasternak took part in the opening of the exhibition. Shymkiv highlighted the connection with the previous exhibition devoted to Ukrainian […]

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TOURS AT THE BANKOVA

Tours are held every Saturday at 1 p.m., 2:10 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 11 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m. The tour program includes Second Floor Art Center, House with Chimaeras (10 Bankova Street) and the House of the Weeping Widow (23 Luteranska Street).

For three quarters of a century the building, which now houses the Administration of the President of Ukraine, has witnessed almost everything – the Soviet leaders, the Nazi occupation and the vicissitudes of the state independence. These walls, however, have never seen some real life, ordinary people and the flow of history. It looks like the atmosphere of Stalin’s neoclassicism has branded these rooms with some terrible days of Ukrainian history, which like a curse were hanging over any power that came here.

More than a year ago, Ukrainians finally said out loud that those days ended forever.

We are building a new country now and confidently march into Europe. The Soviet cobwebs should be thoroughly swept out of all the dark corners!

Second Floor Art Center relates to widely open doors and windows through which the modern world has entered the building in the form of aspirations and thoughts of ordinary Ukrainians. The main topics of the exhibitions in the Second Floor Art Center relate to significant events, ordinary people and national heroes, descendants’ legacy and achievements of the contemporaries.

The Administration of the President of Ukraine hospitably opens its doors for the citizens to personally see how the state office works and make sure that changes have finally entered these walls.

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