On the World Refugee Day, on June 20, 2022, the charity sales exhibition In Ukraine / From Ukraine, which I’ve curated and helped organize, opened in the ZRC Atrium.
The works speak about Ukraine through, but also beyond, the images of war, and were created mainly by Ukrainian documentarians and artists, who have documented and interpreted the cultural and social life in the country, its landscape and the events of the Russian invasion of Ukraine before and after February 24, 2022.
Photographs and multimedia projections are complemented by works of art by Ukrainian artists living in Slovenia, who expressed their experience of the attack on Ukraine through artistic creation and personal stories. Most of them fled to Slovenia from the horrors of the war, while their husbands remained in their homeland. Those who are (still) living through the current events in Ukraine speak to us through their works of art, presented in the projection entitled “Still in Ukraine?”. The works are on view and FOR SALE until 30.6. 2022.
Funds from the sale are intended for Ukrainian artists and direct humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Thank you to everyone who was with us at the opening. You are cordially invited to view the exhibition with an open mind, an inclusive view and a wide heart.
** THANK YOU I would like to thank everyone for their support, the APIS Institute team (Romani Zajec and Nataša Kotar) for their help with production and organization; to everyone else who made the exhibition possible with the accompanying program: to all the artists who trusted us and created their works for the exhibition or allowed their use, representatives of the Ukrainian community for the initiative, all the help and support: Oleksandr Lotokhov, Anna Miklashevich and Olga Moroz , ZRC SAZU – the co-organizer of the event, Irena Naglič for him, the organization ADRA Slovenia for support in the sale of works of art for humanitarian purposes, the company ARTIKO d.o.o. for the press, to the curators of the In Ukraine exhibition: Ira Lupu and Fred Ritchin, dr. Nena Močnik for organizing the webinar, Music for the future: Ukraine project. Slovenia. Europe, which was created in the humanitarian-colored synergy of the Slovenian Youth Orchestra and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine – for it Nina Stankovič and Živa Ploj Peršuh, Galerija Fotografija and Cankarjev dom for borrowing frames, Jasna Gabrovšek for help with translations and text editing, and the Red Cross of Slovenia for help in proofreading and translation editing.
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