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Liutyi / Лютий / February

Two years of war / Two years of solidarity

Organisational Units
Exhibit Eschenbachgasse
Location Address (1)
Eschenbachgasse 11 | at the corner of Getreidemarkt
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Vienna

Tuesday, 20.2.2024, 18 - 22 h

Opening hours:

21.2.- 24.2.2024, 12 -18 h  

Commemoration event:
Saturday, 24.2.2024, 18 h

The exhibition "Liutyi / February / February" is a statement of solidarity with Ukrainian artists and cultural workers.

On the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine,and ten years after the annexation of Crimea by Russia the situation is still extremely difficult with significant consequences for all Ukrainians.

In collaboration with Veronika Dirnhofer (professor at the Academy of Arts / drawing class) and Ukrainian curator Lizaveta Herman (co-founder of the Kyiv-based gallery Naked Room and co-curator of the Ukrainian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022), more than twenty Ukrainian artists have been selected from approximately sixty applications to present their work.

The exhibition depicts the various aspects faced by people from a country at war in terms of forced emigration. The works of the artists, most of whom currently live in Vienna, deal with issues of memory, departure and arrival in a new country.

Through a wide range of artistic expressions-from painting and sculpture to photography, video art, and poetic performance-the different artistic perspectives create a kaleidoscopic narrative between war trauma, resilience, and the continuation of life.

Participating artists: Yehor Antsyhin, Olga Blagov (Blagoveshchenska), Yelyzaveta Burtseva, Julia Dubovyk, Lucy Ivanova, Veronika Kaliberda, Ed Kolodiy, Danylo Kovach, Hélène Litorelle, Polina Makarova, Vera Mantjuk, Oksana Maslova, Maria Pylypenko, Roksolana Rohovska, Margo Sarkisova, Lena Semenenko, Olena Shtepura, Socia Collective, Julia Stakhorska, Anastasiia Vasylchenko Mamay, Ania Zorh. 

kindly supported by:
- ERSTE Stiftung