M. Semenkoʼs Culturological Conception

Abstract. Mykhaylo Semenko is a poet, founder and theoretician of Ukrainian futurism. In the poetic art he was very interesting author. In his poems he looked for new forms, images and methods of expression. In this way he was like P. Tychyna in Ukrainian literature and like V. Mayakovsky and V. Khlebnikov in Russian literature.
The activity of Mykhaylo Semenko was based not only on art and poetry. As an active proponent of futurism, Semenkofounded several Ukrainian futurist organizations and journals. He was interested in ways of building new art and cultureafter Bolshevik Revolution. He published many theoretical articles with researces of these problems.
His best known articlesabout this themes are: “Art as a cult” (March 1924) and “To the formulation of the question about using Leninism on the third ront” (November 1924), “Pan-Futurism (the art of transitional period)” (1922), “Some effects of destruction”(1922).