Private Project

Urban reflections. Vystavkovyi Center

The Expo. Vystavkovyi Center is one of the most important cognitive markers of Kyiv urban wireframe. VDNG is a 300 ha area on the Southward outskirts of Kyiv City.. This area has several names: Vystavkovyi Center or Vystavka, Expo, Expocenter, VDNH, VDNG, Holosiivo, Holosiivsky forest. In Ukrainian VDNG literally means the Exhibition of the Breakthroughs of the National Economy. This landscape retains an especial spirit and marks of former grandeur of Soviet era. Nowadays, Exhibition Center faced plenty of urban issues. This gorgeous site of architectural and landscape heritage not well maintained since 1990s. For long time Expocenter suffered from inefficient management and gradual neglect. There were plenty of attempts of parcelization into multiple plots and building up.There were step-by-step decay of architectural heritage, decaying of the spirit of the place.
The main vector of public opinion is preservation of arial integrity of natural landscape and architectural heritage. Another way of development holds into diversification of territory’s usage including culture, urban agriculture, innovative business, craft laboratories, university campus, and sports facilities. Perspective future scenario sums up different opinions of experts. According to many opinions reincarnation of the Expocenter is only possible in case of inclusion culture and creative industries.
Slava Frolova foundation transformed part of VDNG into an artistique venue for 3 years. In 2015 Slava Frolova Art Picnic left VDNG. #ReinventVDNG team came and started reforms there. In a few years Expocenter should transform into a business - cultural - innovative cluster with various educational, cultural and innovation hotspots.

  • Roman Pomazan
  • Roman Pomazan
  • Konstantin Kolesnikov
  • Roman Pomazan
  • Mariya Borisova
    Key Cast
  • Valeria Zherikhova
    Key Cast
  • Akim Vishnevsky
    Key Cast
  • Denis Chernysh
    Key Cast
  • Pavlo Danylenko
    Key Cast
  • Vlad Konstantinov
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  • Kotra
  • Zavoloka
  • Andrey Kirichenko
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Roman Pomazan

After 10-year architectural practice Roman made the effort of urban studies trough documentary making. he was granted by Heinrich Boell Stiftung for filming series of urban docs about actual urban issues for definite locations in Kyiv City. Hromadske TV rendered an active assistance in promotion of the urban docs in media realm.

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Director Statement

Expocenter neighborhood suffers for long time from inefficient management and gradual neglect. There were plenty of attempts of parallelization the plot and capturing for building up. Slava Frolova foundation created a unique artistique spot there during 3 years but 2015 changed the conditions. VDNG future still is unpredictable.