The grand opening
It is finally happening!
After eight long years of revitalization of the old Jam factory, years of great expectations and hopes, after eight years of gaining invaluable experience in realization of art events and projects we are ready to invite you to share with us this great milestone – the opening of Jam Factory Art Center!
November the 18th 2023 you will be able to enjoy a finely curated art program and visit new places at B. Khmelnytskoho str. 124.
At the grand opening you’ll be able to see an exhibition “Our Years, Our Words, Our Losses, Our Searches, Our Us“, which compiles over one hundred works of Ukrainian artists. Nataliia Matsenko, Borys Filonenko, Kateryna Yakovlenko and the team of our institution worked meticulously for a year to curate this exhibition.
At the ancient tower there will be an exhibition, portraying the history of the building of Jam factory and Pidzamche district, and after the grand opening the tower will remain the exhibition’s permanent residency. Other revitalized public spaces will be available, the Jam Cafe and the Jam Bar among them. The opening of the latter two became possible thanks to collaboration with 23 restaurants.
We’re getting ready to meet you with great enthusiasm and anticipation and soon will be sharing more details about the grand opening, so stay tuned!
Since 2015, when a renowned cultural entrepreneur and PhD in history Harald Binder bought the building of the old Jam factory to found a contemporary art center, hundreds of people with us have been waiting when the Jam Factory Art Center will open its main gate to the public.
During those eight years simultaneously with the revitalization processes we were developing as an institution. Building our strategy, forming local and international partnerships, expanding our team and gaining experience by organizing art programs and events in spaces that we were able to open earlier.
We were able to curate 17 art projects that variated in duration from few days to years. In such places as: Infopoint, AIR Space and Novo 1 6 exhibitions and 4 theatrical performances took place. Along with more than hundred other events: performances, lectures, workshops, presentations, premiers and excursions.
Gained experience helped us to refine the art center’s program which consists of several directions: performative, musical, visual art and community-oriented projects. Now we are ready to scale up our activities, enter a new phase in the history of our institution by finally announcing the opening of the Jam Factory Art Center.
Words of gratitude
This event was made possible thanks to the efforts of our team which is the main driving force behind our institution: Harald Binder, Bozhena Pelenska, Tetiana Fedoruk, Herbert Pasterk, Levko Pidzharyi, Rymma Hladka, Anna Haidai, Olena Kasperovych, Yuliia Sapiha, Liuba Ilnytska, Mariia Kosiichuk, Vladyslav Bilonenko, Krystyna Chervinska, Anastasiia Moloko, Mariia Shvets, Yuliana Chorna.
We’re thankful to our construction and architectural partners for their diligent and high-quality work with our art center. Our gratitude goes to: Atelier Stephan Rindler, Delta Ukraine, AVR development, 7CI Group, Balbek Bureau and others.
We’re also expressing our gratitude to our colleagues who took their part in our projects and programs, who initiated and developed important ideas. And also to all visitors that are sharing the joy of being a part of the art center with us.
The special immense gratitude goes to the people whose courage made the opening of the art center possible – to our military men and women. We thank you so much!