The mission of the Mysteskyi Arsenal is to foster modernization of the Ukrainian society and Ukraine’s integration in the worldwide context based on the axiological [value-based] potential of the culture.
For this we:
- broach social issues of immediate interest
- establish productive contacts with the international community
- introduce outstanding phenomena of artistic and intellectual culture and stimulate their development.
Vision. Mysteskyi Arsenal brings together and develops various arts and cultural practices. The integration takes place through areas-laboratories, which constantly interact. Among the laboratories, there is the Centre of Contemporary Art, Laboratory of Contemporary Literature, Laboratory of Contemporary Music, Museum Laboratory etc.
All projects of Mysteskyi Arsenal include a strong educational component. Arsenal acts as a medium between experts and the general public – it tells about cultural and social phenomena, explains their reasons and trajectories.
The primary building of Mysteskyi Arsenal – Old Arsenal – functions as a multidisciplinary centre. It is the location of:
- temporary exhibitions
- permanent exhibition (to be established yet)
- museum depository
- theatrical and musical space
- educational spaces (in particular, for children and teenagers)
- lecture halls.
The collection of Mysteskyi Arsenal is still being formed. The principle for its formation is based on concentric circles:
- contemporary Ukrainian art in the centre
- cultural archive as a supplement.
In our work we value:
- respect for human dignity
- freedom of creativity and personal expression
- critical and responsible mindset