EU ambassador to open the European Cultural Week in Kyiv

Безымянный2The Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine, Jan Tombiński, together with French Ambassador Alain Remy and Croatian Ambassador Tomislav Vidošević, will open a photo exhibition entitled “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” on May 14. The event is the official launch of European Cultural Week in Kyiv.

The exhibition will be open to visitors from May 14 till May 27 in the Khanenko Art Museum and will display unique pictures from 12 European capitals taken by the well-known French photographer, Jean-Marc Caracci. The work of Caracci focuses on the European urban being with a vision of uniting European countries.

European Cultural Week is a joint initiative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, and European embassies and cultural institutions in the country. The event involves cultural initiatives, including exhibitions, concerts, movie screenings, and lectures, which will be held in Kyiv May 9-18. The Week will be wrapped up by extensive Europe Day celebrations on Khreshchatyk Street in Kyiv on May 18.

Programme of the European Cultural Week in Ukraine (May 9-18)

Media is warmly invited to take part in the press conference and the opening of the exhibition.

What? Press-conference and opening of the photo exhibition by Jean-Marc Caracci: “Homo urbanus europeanus”

When? May 14, 2013, 11:00-12:00

Where? Khanenko Art Museum,  15, Tereshchenkivska str., Kyiv

Participants: Jan Tombiński, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Tomislav Vidošević, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine, Alain Remy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine.

Background Information

The photo series, “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” is the fruit of French photographer, Jean-Marc Caracci’s three years of travel across Europe. Its major topic is to capture Europeans in their cities and the European “Urban Being.” The project consists of 31 series, representing 31 European capitals, all photographed in the same style: sober and without any cultural or social visibility, favouring the similarity and “europeanity” of human experience in different European cities. The “Homo Urbanus Europeanus” project is an artistic tool for uniting European countries, whether they belong to the European Union or not.

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For accreditation to the press conference and more information about the exhibition, please contact:

Kateryna Grygorenko, tel.: +38 (097) 354 68 11,

Programme of the European Cultural Week in Ukraine (May 9-18)