NAA of Ukraine NewsConcentration of the Will at the MARI

On 11 May, at 6 pm, we invite you to the opening of the first of three locations of the Concentration of the Will project as part of the 15th Platform for Cultural Initiatives “The New Aspirations”.


The project aims to show how contemporary art reveals the Ukrainian vision of will, which contributes to the efforts of Ukrainians today to accumulate their strength to resist the Russian invasion.
“Contemporary history increasingly resembles a battle of the wits, with political will at the forefront. This conclusion is prompted by the war. From the very first days, it has been testing the will of all those who stand for Ukraine and democracy. Fortunately, Ukrainians have resisted and created a forceful field of national anger, which now involves tens of millions of people.
In this forceful field, freedom reveals its distinct meaning, which is not always realised in times of peace. It does not appear as a desire for unlimited power, but rather as the will to collectively resist any tyranny.
Learn more about the concept here (in Ukrainian):
Project participants exhibited at the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine:Nazar Bilyk, Andriy Bludov, Olena Bu Shdid, Omnia Voivat, Svitlana Havrylenko, Volodymyr Honcharenko, Igor Gusev, Yuriy Denysenkov, Maria Dovhanyk, Andriy Dudchenko, Olha Zaremba, Egor Zigura, Gamlet Zinkivskyi, Oleksiy Zolotar, Serhiy Zakharov, Olena Kalenyk, Oleksandr Klymenko, Hanna Kryvolap, Kateryna Lisova, Anton Logov, Ave Libertatemaveamor, Maria Lubynska, Andriy Naboka, Anastasia Osmolovska, Volodymyr Padun, Yevhen Prymachenko, Oleksiy Revika, Tetiana Rusetska, Nina Savenko, Oleg Tistol, Mykyta Titov, Andriy Tsoi, Sasha Chychkan, Dmytro Shevchenko, Leonora Yakymashchenko, Albina Yalosa, Oleksandr Yanovych, Illia Yarovyi.
Curators:Andriy SydorenkoIryna Yatsyk
The “Concentration of the Will” project is jointly organised by the National Academy of Arts of Ukrainethe Modern Art Research Institute and the M17 Contemporary Art Centre. 
Project management from the institutions:Andriy Puchkov (NAA of Ukraine)Igor Abramovych (MARI)Natalia Shpytkovska (M17 CAC).
The exhibition will run simultaneously in the venues of the three organising institutions.


Partners:Art Support FundNatalia Shpytkovska Art AdvisoryArtHussFront-ArtUticoUlma.
Media partners:АнтикварМІТЄЦАрт Курсив.
Free admission.

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