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NEW PROJECT: VECTOR KYIV - EMPOWER UKRAINIAN ART & CULTURE 

WHO WE ARE

501c3 NON-PROFIT BROOKLYN NY:

VECTOR FOUNDATION

We believe passionately that the power of the Artist’s vision is a driving force in the evolution of attitudes, ideas, and culture; which must be enhanced to challenge and inspire the world.

This concept started with Vector Artists Journal, which publishes a collection of essays by contemporary artists, with each issue focusing on adifferent city, and the artists based in that city.

 

Since the frst issue in 2008, Vector has released 9 issues in cities around the world; New York, Berlin, Oslo, Toronto, and Munich. In this span, Vector has grown into an international brand of curated content, with an overwhelming interest from multiple institutions around the world.

VECTOR ARTIST JOURNAL

PROJECT:

VECTOR ARTIST JOURNAL

Is not merely an exhibition but an immersive experience in book form. Designed as a zine, it serves as a collective artproject that focuses on the unique art scene of a specifc place during a specifc moment in time.

VECTOR ISSUE-10 KYIV

KYIV | BERLIN | NYC 2024

Will be curated by the Ukrainian curator Daria Prydybailo, in partnership with the Ukrainian NGO “Art Matters Ukraine” a nonprofit organization that supports independent artists and presents contemporary Ukrainian art on the international stage.

The new Kyiv edition, will feature visual essays from 30 distinguished Ukrainian Ukrainian artists residing in Kyiv, as well as those who have been displaced and are living in exile due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and is set to launch in Kyiv, Berlin, and New York in 2024.

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OUR MISSION

MOTIVATION:

ART AMIDST CONFLICT

Given the ongoing war, initiating a cultural project in Ukraine might appear paradoxical. We assert that there couldn’t be a more opportune moment.

Amidst the international focus and solidarity with Ukraine, this art initiative will serve as a powerful conduit for exposing Ukrainian artists to a global audience. There’s more than just a conventional war unfolding; cyber warfare and disinformation campaigns also plague the region. These acts are not just assaults on Ukrainian territory but are designed to erode its culture, history, and very identity. Art emerges as a potent counter-narrative to these attacks.

BEYOND BORDERS:

THE ROLE OF ART IN DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN PROGRESS

The conflict also represents a broader assault on democratic values and human progress. The trajectory of humanity for the next century could well be influenced by the outcome of this war.

Art, therefore, becomes a powerful weapon in promoting free thought, resilience, and collective identity. Moved by these considerations and a personal sense of duty, we

felt compelled to develop a VECTOR Artist Journal focusing on Ukraine.

COLLABORATION:

LOCAL INSIGHT, GLOBAL EXPOSURE

To accomplish this, we collaborated with Ukrainian curator Daria Prydybailo, with a foothold in both Kyiv and Berlin. She is the founder of “Art Matters Ukraine”.

 

Initially we conducted our groundwork remotely. Then at the end of June, Vector Founder/Director, Peter Gregorio embarked on a 5 week journey to Ukraine - starting in Berlin, meeting with Ukrainian artists in exile, then proceeding to Lviv, Ukraine for a week - meeting artists, gallerists, and a Ukrainian art publisher. Then finally to Kyiv for 3 weeks.

 

During this period, Gregorio did studio visits with artists who will participate in Vector Kyiv, visited museums, and met with gallerists. Their stories were recorded and amplified through images and videos, thus setting the stage for the project and generating initial awareness.

VECTOR FOUNDATION - FUNDING

EMPOWER UKRAINIAN ART & CULTURE:

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

100% of the proceeds go towards the project:

• 25% Ukrainian Artists, Curator 

• 25% Printing 

• 20% Launch Events, Kyiv / Berlin / NYC

• 10% Travel Expenses

• 10% A/V Equipment, Pre & Post Production

• 10% Ukrainian Charity 

Your support will enable: 

Printing 2500 copies / 3 launch events at Museums in Kyiv, Berlin, & New York / Travel Expenses / Artist & Curator Stipends / Marketing & Engagement - It's not just about funding a project; it's about standing with Ukraine, celebrating democracy, and fostering human progress through art.

With the Vector Interview Podcast, and Video documentation we need funds for editing, and hosting, primarily so we can publish the interviews we have and will record with the Ukrainian artists included in the Vector Kyiv Project.

We are confident in our team’s capabilities and are fully prepared to undertake the Vector Kyiv project. We hope you will consider the Vector Foundation for you next round of funding.

VECTOR KYIV PRE-SALE

How your donation helps

Support the Vector Foundation:

Your donation is 100% tax deductible

Directly support the Artists, Curators, and Institutions hosting launch events in Kyiv, Berlin, & New York, aid in the restoration of war-damaged Ukrainian Museums and Art Institutions, and support the production costs and future projects of the Vector Foundation.

Official Sponsor

Become a part of Vector Kyiv with a full page for your brand. 10 spots available.

Contact us for more information

• Immortalize your company or project and support Vector Kyiv.

• You get your own brand page in the back of Vector Kyiv.

• A full A4 size brand page in the style of Vector Included in all printed and digital editions of the journal.

• Your logo as a sponsor on the Vector website, in all the marketing, and at the 3 launch events in Kyiv, Berlin, and NYC.

VECTOR KYIV - MEDIA

FLUX FM

RADIO INTERVIEW

Listen to an interview with Vector founder Peter Gregorio

Event Date
Location
Guest /Founder
Moderator
Vector Instagram

July 30, 16:00
Flux FM
[Peter Gregorio]
Radio Arty
[Vector]

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AMERICA HOUSE KYIV

PRESENTS A TALK WITH 

Vector Artist Journal founder Peter Gregorio and curator Daria Prydybailo

Event Date
Location
Guest /Founder
Guest /Curator
Moderator
Vector Instagram

July 24, 19:00
America House, Kyiv
[Peter Gregorio]
[Daria Prydybailo]
[Lucy Zaria]
[Vector]

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