Mary. Student. Kyiv.

We spotted Mary outside Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv. Mary is originally from the city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine, but studies graphic design in Kyiv. She loves going to galleries with friends and the many parties in Kyiv. Her favorite club is Kyrylivska 41 – known as the “mysterious” club because it doesn’t promote its parties to the general public, posts no signs outside its building, and has no name. People only know it for its street name. Since its opening in August 2020, it has with its star line-ups of top international DJs, queer-friendly approach, and respect for all types of visitors introduced new quality to the capital’s electronic music scene attracting local ravers to its industrial building in the city’s old Podil District. Unfortunately, Kyrylivska 41 was closed due to Covid-19 when we were exploring Kyiv, but it is a place we are going to check out in August when we return to this amazing city in Eastern Europe.


Photo: Sila Yalazan
Text: Steen Andersen