Island Ї

Island Ї at opening exhibition. Photo by Iuļiia Rubļevska.
Island Ї at opening exhibition. Photo by Iuļiia Rubļevska.
Island Ї
Team Mincult Reunited
Cultural Identity
A curiosity-sparking speculative island capturing the diversity of Ukrainian identity

Island Ї is a speculative floating artificial island on the Dnipro River. It is an open university and a scientific laboratory — a platform for artistic and scientific projects. Island Ї is a rhizome of diverse ideas, styles, and decisions that represent the diversity of Ukrainian identity. It combines harmoniously what seems like an insoluble contradiction: an academy of sciences, an erotic education center, self-regulating sails, and architecture with biomimetic forms achieved through futuristic technology of adaptive and regenerative growth.

Island Ї moves freely along all the rivers of Ukraine, to all the cities and remote towns and villages, influencing people and changing society through forms of nonlinear and horizontal interaction.

Participating Artists 
  • Katerina Shyman
  • Anastasiya Loyko
  • Yaroslav Kostenko
  • Aleksander Krolikowski
  • Aleksandra Krolikowska
  • Yuri Yefanov
  • Mykhailo Rozanov
  • Olena Klochko

The Island Ï group showed their worked at AkT, a Ukrainian adaptation of the popular ArtWalk format in Los Angeles, with over 2000 people coming through the exhibition.

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