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Charity exhibition, LA, USA

The third art show in the USA and the premiere in Los Angeles, USA at the Museum of Tolerance. Starting from September 26, 2022 at the Blue Gallery in Manhattan, New York, the “UKRAINIAN WARTIME POSTERS” art exhibition travelled to the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs where it was presented at the “Ent center for the Arts” from November 11 until December 3, 2022.
Now the art exhibition of Ukrainian contemporary artists is shown withing the screenplay of the “FREEDOM ON FIRE” documentary movie, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky.
“We aim to show the world Ukrainian contemporary art that reflects on the brutal events of today: bloody murders, tortures, abuse of women, children and prisoners of war, destruction of Ukrainian cities, and the genocide of the Ukrainian people. We all see how the Russian army bombards Ukrainian cities every day and there are constant incitement and intimidations with the use of nuclear and chemical weapons. The infrastructure is being systematically destroyed: schools, kindergartens, hospitals, sports facilities and cultural centers”. - Olena Speranska, curator, director of BIRUCHIY international contemporary art residence, vice-president of the NGO "Contemporary Art Researchers Union" (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Ten Ukrainian contemporary artists - Nastya Gaydaenko (Kyiv), Oleksandr Grekhov (Kyiv), Mykola Honcharov (Kyiv), Zukentiy Horobyov (Kyiv), Katya Lisova (Kyiv), Dasha Podoltseva (Kyiv), Oleksiy Sai (Kyiv), Nikita Shylimov (Kharkiv), Nikita Titov (Kyiv), Albina Yaloza (Kyiv) - created posters interpreting the truth about war crimes committed by Russia on the territory of Ukraine after the full-scale invasion that started on the 24th of February 2022.
The artists show the reflections of the collective grief, despair, unbearable pain, sorrow and, at thesame time, the willingness to fight and win. It is a cry for help, a declaration of our indomitable spiritand bravery, with the elements of bitter irony and truth about specific events and war crimes.
Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine more than 800 children have been injured as a result of armed aggression, more than 500 children have died from the aggression of the occupiers, and more than 5,000 have been injured. As a result of explosions on the territory of Ukraine, more than 80,000 civilians died.
The resulting “Ukrainian Wartime Posters” is presented in Los Angeles, USA as a part of the effort to fight Russian propaganda.
Visitors and community members are encouraged to donate funds for the non-profit NGO "Contemporary Art Researchers Union" (Kyiv, Ukraine) to support Ukrainian artists who continue to work under attacks against Russian Propaganda and to collect funds to support destroyed by the russians Ukrainian hospitals. All funds are 100% forward to the charity.
Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W PICO Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA
managers: Arthur Zgurov, Anastasiia Tsiunchik
curator: Olena Speranska

Consulate General of Ukraine in New York
BIRUCHIY contemporary art project
NGO "Contemporary Art Researchers Union"
Speedpro Imaging LIC
Cybertone Inc.
National Center «Ukrainian House»

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