Alevtina KakhidzeLugova 9a, V. Muzychi, Kyiv oblast, Ukraine, 08125, +380674450150, info@alevtinakakhidze.com
The Muzychi Expanded History project/
Private residency program


This will be the 5th year of the project

CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART FUTURA IN COLLABORATION WITH MUZYCHI EXPANDED HISTORY PROJECT AND THE CZECH CENTER IN KIEV IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE AN OPEN CALL FOR A RESIDENCY IN UKRAINE.
Czech text / CZ

The Muzychi Expanded History project is a private residency program supported and organized by the Spiritual Values Institute and the artist Alevtina Kakhidze. It is taking place in the village of Muzychi, an hour away from Kiev with public transportation. The studio and accommodation of the resident are personally lent by Alevtina Kakhidze, residency coordinator and neighbor. Due to the specificities of the residency location and context, no specific project or exhibition is expected from the resident, although the program is open to any kind of initiatives and ideas. The resident biography and work will also be included in the book to be published ‘Expanded History of Muzychi’, a history of the residencies in Muzychi through the years.

Deadline for applications is April 30th 2014.

– The residency is geared for an artist of Czech origin, or artists who are based and operating in the Czech Republic.
– Applicants must be professional artists or university students who operate in the field of visual art.
– Sufficient knowledge of English language is requested.
– The residency takes place from August 6th until October 6th 2014. Regarding the resident's availability the residency may last one or two months.
– Muzychi Expanded History project provides accommodation, studio, professional support and assistance. The Czech Center in Kiev provides travel costs and a grant of 700 euros/month, according to the length of the residency.
– All residency applicants please send an updated CV, portfolio and a motivation letter in English in an electronic format (up to 10MB) to caroline@futuraproject.cz . Applications missing any required attachments, or including a Czech version of artists portfolio, will not be considered.
– Results of the open call will be announced in early May 2014. Selected artists will be informed via email. Due to the expected high number of applicants, we will contact only artists who have been shortlisted for the residency. Results will also be announced on the FUTURA website.
– For further information and/or questions, please contact Caroline Krzyszton - residency program coordinator: caroline@futuraproject.cz.


Artists expand the history of Muzychi in 2013

Anita Müller (Germany)
August 6 – August 31

Fruzsi Jesse (Hungary)
September 1 – September 12

Albina Yaloza (Odessa)
September 22 – October 10

Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia)
October 14 – October 29


Newsletter 2013

I truly believe that one person can expand the history of a place – particularly when it comes to small towns or villages. Such places can be particularly famous because some “great” person was born or spent some part of his or her life there. Mostly it is connected to tourism, but still we must agree to the fact that a person does expand the history of a place.

Recently I moved from the capital to a village. The name of the village is Muzychi – which probably stems from the word “music” – that’s all I know. From a distance I haven’t noticed any speed of life here or artistic activity, something that I have been so involved in for all my adult life... So, believing in the idea that “a person expands the history of a place” I have decided to bring people from the art world here to Muzychi through The Muzychi Expanded History project. I will lend them my studio for two months a year so that they can stay and work in Muzychi. During this time I will work from my home, which is next door. The studio has two rooms: one room can be for living and the second for work; there is water, a shower and a toilet, furniture, a small kitchen, Internet and electricity. There is a bike donated to the program by previous resident Stefka Ammon.

I know that residency program policies require that something particular be done within the context of the place where the artist is staying. I do not have such rules and invite artists – including those without any specific project goals and concepts – to Muzychi. I will not require them to give a presentation, do research, or prepare an exhibition. I will invite people just for their presence here – just to be themselves, just to be in Muzychi.

In a few years a book called ‘Expanded History of Muzychi’ will be published. The book will consist of information about the residents in Muzychi – their biographies and descriptions of their art; in metaphor way their presence here expands the history of the place. The book is supposed to be in Ukrainian and presented to a local audience in the village.

Address:
Lugova Street 9a, Muzychi Village, Kyiv Oblast, 08125, Ukraine

Getting there:
Buses #727 and #762 run every 25 minutes from Kyiv subway station Nyvky to Muzychi. Travel time is 40 minutes and the bus stop is a 20 minute walk from the studio.

Conditions:
We provide only the mentioned studio.

Deadline:
March 31

Availability:
August 06 – October 06, for a minimum period of tree weeks and a maximum of two months. Only in exceptional case a period of less than two weeks is possible.

October 08 – October 30
One resident will be selected by a group of artists and cultural operators in Kyiv

Contact person:
Alevtina Kakhidze
info@alevtinakakhidze.com

The Muzychi Expanded History project is a private residency program supported by the Spiritual Values Institute

More about the concept, conditions, Muzychi and pets


Artists expanded the history of Muzychi in 2012

In frame of “Art Residency in Muzychi, 19 km from a host city of UEFA EURO 2012”

In 2012, Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities hosted UEFA EURO 2012. For this particular time, June 8-July 1, as part of The Muzychi Expanded History Project/private residency program we set specific criteria for artists, art theoreticians and curators who wish to take part in the residency program – they have to be football fans!

Christoph Höschele (Austria)
June 20 – July 1

In frame “Art Residency in Muzychi, 40 km from ARSENALE 2012”

Kyiv International Biennial of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012 took place in Ukraine for the first time. For this particular event in the framework of The Muzychi Expanded History Project/private residency program we invited artists, art theoreticians and curators who have a strong interest in ARSENALE 2012 or just in international biennales of contemporary art in general.



Marko Stamenkovic (Serbia)
May 23 – May 27

Artists expanded the history of Muzychi in 2011

Tobias Rosenberger (Germany)
August 20 – September 5

Gerald Leow (Singapore)
September 5 – October 5

Artists expanded the history of Muzychi in 2010

Wojtek Ziemilski (Poland)
September 14 – September 25

Roland Roos (Switzerland)
September 27 – October 12

Joanna Warsza and Rene Wawrzkiewicz (Poland)
November 7 – November 18

Artists expanded the history of Muzychi in 2009

Stefka Ammon
Romana Schmalisch

Interview with Stefka Ammon