A three-volume edition of 30 Years of Presence. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists art book is finally published today by ArtHuss Publishing House. The author and inspirer of the project is Ihor Abramovych and @abramovych.art.
The pandemic, and then the war have delayed the publication of this book for a year and a half, but despite the difficulties of wartime, we finally did it.
Conceived in relatively stable times, the project was planned to become a unique story, a visual archive of the times we live in. The structure of the album is built on the “one author – one art project” principle and comprises a total of 100 hundred authors. The BAKHTOVS’ HOUSE is represented in the album by the composition “Marble and Terracotta” from our People. Heroes. Gods. project.
PEOPLE. HEROES. GODS is our conceptual project, which we promote step by step in Europe. One of such steps is our participation in the photo exhibition “IDENTIFICATION. Aspects of photography of modern Ukraine” in Strassbourg, France.
exhibition by Volodymyr and Tetiana Bakhtovs
with support of The Hellenic Foundation for Culture
For years, projects and traditional works by the Bakhtovs’ House have been a success at numerous personal and collective exhibitions in leading exhibition halls of Ukraine/USSR and worldwide, published in leading art magazines and catalogs, and are on display at Bakhtovs House Studio and Museum every summer season.
During the summer season, the Bakhtovs’ House turns into a center of contemporary art, gathering like-minded people to implement together interactive art projects, mostly related to ancient culture and the history of the Northern Black Sea region.
We welcome partners and creative participants in the implementation of new projects and artistic performances in the historical space of Olbia as well as various other locations.
The works of Vladimir and Tetiana feature pronounced individual characters, but quite a lot of works within the framework of their projects are created together.
The Bakhtovs’ House has founded a Graphics Cabinet, which involves the publication of limited-edition engravings in the course of the author’s performance, as well as holding master classes in various printing techniques.
The Bakhtovs’ House art gallery regularly hosts art exhibitions and sales of paintings, graphics, sculpture, photography, etchings, gravures, arts and crafts to decorate your home or office, become a unique gift or take a worthy place in a connoisseur’s collection.
The Bakhtov Couple
Preserving the Spirit of Olbia — an ancient archaeological site in Ukraine
More than twenty-five years ago, a family of artists, Volodymyr and Tetiana Bakhtov, moved from Mykolayiv to the village of Parutyne, near Olbia — a national historic archaeological preserve of the ancient Greek settlement. In their own backyard, they decided to recreate the lifestyle of the Mediterranean people.
Thanks to the Bakhtov family’s efforts their street was officially renamed Herodotus Street.
They continue to draw attention to Olbia with their activities and amazing performances.
Artists are capable of creating their own worlds. In travels or in forced migrations, they seek confirmation of the authenticity and truthfulness of their creations.
The smaller model of the Bakhtovs’ world rests on the banks of the Dnieper-Bug estuary in southern Ukraine. In the south, it is the sandy Kinburn Spit cutting through the estuary and the Black Sea, and in the north – the archaeological site of Olbia, the northernmost point of the ancient Oikumene.