Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed
26 - 29 August | 8.30pm, 9.00pm, 9.30pm & 10.00pm | Lower Grand Square
What to Expect: Sensory spectacle
Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage is under devastating attack: in response, Kyiv-based photographer Yevgen Nikiforov and the Ukrainian creative team of ROCK ‘N’ LIGHT STUDIO and PTAKH JUNG have designed this dazzling digital artwork.
Originally created as a celebration of the deeply rooted Ukrainian tradition of publicly sited mosaics, artists have now reimagined the earlier work to create a spectacular audio-visual event for GDIF, with support from the Ukrainian Institute.
Many mosaics in Ukraine have been destroyed since the Russian invasion and so this poignant event is an important way of ensuring that Ukraine’s cultural legacy is remembered, supported and celebrated.
We’re encouraging audiences to show their support for artists in Ukraine by donating here https://ueaf.moca.org.ua/
Talk: Between two fires: monumental Art in Ukraine
Learn more about the status of Ukraine’s rich artistic history at the National Maritime Museum.
On Monday 29 August Photographer Yevgen Nikiforov together with curator and art historian Lizaveta German will talk about the monumental art legacy of Ukraine of 1960–80s: it’s history, disputable status in contemporary culture, challenges of research and protection, and threads of disappearance under Russian shelling.