NewsThe Concentration of the Will Exhibition Opening in the NAA of Ukraine

On 12 July, the third part of the Concentration of the Will exhibition project, within the framework of the 15th platform of cultural initiatives New Aspirations, was opened at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.


In the first hours, the exhibition was attended by over a hundred people. Among them were Rostyslav Karandieiev, First Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Dmytro Kozatskyi, Ukrainian photographer and fighter of the Azov Battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine, and film and music producer Andriy Rizol.
The Vice-Presidents of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine Oles Sanin and Yuriy Vakulenko, curators of the exhibition Andriy Sydorenko and Ira Iatsyk, as well as special guests, delivered welcoming speeches, emphasising the importance of staging a large-scale exhibition project such as the Concentration of the Will during the time of war.


The Concentration of the Will exhibition project was held in three consecutive stages: the first stage took place in May at the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, the second in June at the M17 Contemporary Art Center, and the final part of the exhibition project opened this week at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.
The architectural design solution for the exhibition space at the NAA of Ukraine was designed by the architect Oleksandr Burlaka exclusively for the opening of the project.

The artworks represented at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine were created by:Matvii Vaisberg, Yurii Vakulenko, Oleg Veklenko, Solomiia Gorobiuk, Magdalena Gryska, Serhii Zapadnia, Oleksii Ivaniuk, Iryna Kalenyk, Viktoriia Kartashova, Dmytro Kozatskyi, Anatoly Kryvolap, Maria Levytska, Volodymyr Lesnyak, Anton Logov, Pavlo Makov, Lyubomyr Medvid, Serhiy Mykhalchuk, Roman Minin, Olga Petrova, Ed Potapenkov, Serhii Revika, Olesya Trofimenko, Radoslav Charkovskyi, and Daniil Shumikhin.
An important part of the programme of events in the NAA of Ukraine is a series of documentary short films "Culture vs War" by the "Watch Ukrainian!" association, which tells the story of famous Ukrainian artists who rose up to defend Ukraine.The slogan of the project is "To be free to create", the statement that embodies the central idea of artistic reflections united in the Concentration of the Will. (Directed by Kadim Tarasov; Director of Photography – Yuriy Gruzinov; Producer – Andriy Rizol).
You are welcome to visit the NAA of Ukraine to see the exhibition until August 31st
20 Bulvarno-Kudriavska St., Kyiv city
Mon-Fri from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is free

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