Course of Art

Course of Art  – curatorial project investigating contemporary art education. 
Course of Art is a nonprofit educational initiative based on experimental studies and practices aimed at exploring the principles of contemporary art.
Course of Art defines its objectives as testing the new forms of art education, growing out of collaboration and interdependence between theory and practice; studying the essence of contemporary art as a phenomenon and practice through education; developing the contemporary art terminology. 
Course of Art is an experimental laboratory, where examination of theory by practice, as well as practice by theory is the core principle. Not wanting to borrow art techniques and strategies developed by anyone, the Course of Art has been created and exists as an attempt to understand what it means to be an artist. On the one hand, the goal of the Course of Art is to pay attention to the intellectual and institutional issues of the contemporary art in Ukraine at the time when Soviet-grown structures and institutions are collapsing and the local contemporary art system is yet to be formed, as well as define cultural policy relevant to current social realities. On the other hand, the Course of Art aims to develop critical, complex thinking, and form contemporary art discourse.

Curators: Kateryna Badianova and Lada Nakonechna.
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Activity of the Course of Art 

Course of Art exists from 2012.

In 2013 and 2014, the half-year training programs for artists and public presentations were realized (at the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, Kyiv; the House of Artists, Kyiv; the Closer artistic space, Kyiv).

In 2014, the Course of Art  group took part in the “Mobile communication platform” at the invitation of the School of Rose (School of engaged art) in St. Petersburg.

In 2015, the three-month curatorial project on problematics of the notion of ‘border’ was held.

Course of Art  is also the initiator of the After Text Discourse Group (

On November 15-20, 2015 — organization and participation in the workshop “Communication and Responsibility. Reflection of Crisis in Ukraine in dialogic perspective” in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

In 2017 we run an artistic independent research performative program "Academy. Foundation" at the National Academy of Art and Architecture and artists studios Shoshenko 33.