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TRAGEDY AND HOPE OF THE NATION

Through the Eyes of Ukranian Artists
TRAGEDY AND HOPE OF THE NATION
Official opening of the exhibition. Yevhen Proniuk, Chairman, Association of Political Prisoners is shown addressing the crowd.
L-R: Nina Marchenko, artist; Oleksandr Volnenko, artist; Luba Stasiv, Administrative director, Association of Famine Researchers; Levko Lukyanenko, Chairman, Association of Famine Researchers; Yevhen Proniuk; Larysa Melnyk, Director, Teachers' House

    Exhibition Tragedy and Hope of the Nation. Through  the Eyes of Ukrainian Artists  is  not
    a usual art event. The exhibition shows a large variety of art depicting scenes of the major
    tragic events in the history of Ukraine from  1920s through 1950s. The artworks also  show
    hope for the future Ukraine as a new  independent state. The exhibition features paintings,
    posters, historical photos of people and events, graphics,  tapestries, ceramics,  postcards,
    pottery, folk art, primitiv art, village art, and  other art forms. Over 500 art items are  on
    display.

    The artworks show the images related to the famine of 1921-1922, Holodomor of 1932-1933,
    destruction of churches, repression of  artists, writers and  musicians,
    Chornobyl catastrophy, World War II, destruction of family  farms and rural  areas,
    concentration camps in Siberia, Nazi occupation, crimes of communists, political repressions,
    and other tragic events in Ukraine's history.

    This is the first ever display of this exhibition. Plans are being made for the exhibition to be
    shown in all oblast centers around Ukraine during the year 2002. Also, it is planned to take
    the exhibition abroad during 2003-2004 to Europe, United States and Canada.

     ArtUkraine.com can provide photographs of the artworks via email.
     For additional information contact ArtUkraine@voliacable.com
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Exhibition hall. On the left: large painting by Michael Weinstein First Tractor in Kolhosp Left: artist from Kyiv Oleksandr Volnenko. His large monumental painting about the crimes of NKVD soldiers is on display at the exhibition.
Middle: Ivan Fyodorovych, a visitor. Ivan personally experienced the Holodomor and emotionally identified himself with the boy holding the empty bowl in the painting in the background. Ivan said the painting was about him and showed perfectly the pain and tragedy he personally experienced as a young boy.
Right: Nina Marchenko, an artist from Kyiv. Nina created a monumental triptych about Holodomor. One part of the triptych is shown in the background.
Over 70 original folk art, village art and primitive paintings are on display; most of them are from 50 to 100 years old. Many are painted on wood.
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Posters and old photos are on display Ceramics by Mykhailo Kitrysh, an Honored Folk Master from Opishne, Poltava oblast. In the center: Famine-33, painting by Victor Zaretsky Poster and graphic artist Victor Bystryakov standing at his poster Holodomor-Ukraine-33.


   








































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December 24, 2000

 
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