Opening on October 26 at 4pm in Ukraine House in Denmark, with welcoming words by:
Karen Ellemann, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers
Mykhailo Vydoinyk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark
Nataliia Popovych, Chairperson of Ukraine House in Denmark
Yuliia Sapiha, Curator of the exhibition
How did I get to the bomb shelter, a multimedia exhibition featuring works by seven contemporary Ukrainian artists, is curated by Yuliia Sapiha and produced by The Nordic House in Reykjavik where it was on display from February to May 2023. Before traveling to Copenhagen, How did I get to the bomb shelter was exhibited in the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Daugavpils, Latvia. The exhibition's tour is possible thanks to the generous support from the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The exhibition delves into the deeply personal experiences of the artists during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, exploring themes of war, longing for peace and security, survival, and hopes for a brighter future. It aims to visualize the unique experiences of artists who were confronted with the horrors of war. While wartime is often characterized by harshness, fear, and hatred, it also reveals boundless courage, empathy, and a profound sense of love that, for many, served as a "bomb shelter" in the midst of turmoil. How did I get to the bomb shelter invites viewers to contemplate the paths that led the artists to their personal shelters and to consider the broader questions of what can be rebuilt and recreated once the war is over, how to find peace during these challenging times, and how to nurture hope for the future. The artworks on display explore these themes through various media and dimensions. Visitors to the exhibition will be immersed in the abstract history of Ukraine, offering an opportunity to connect with the moments before and after the war. It encourages viewers to ponder the extent of what can be preserved in the face of destruction and how to sustain hope in the most challenging of circumstances. Ukraine House in Denmark - a young Ukrainian cultural diplomacy and civil society organization with a mission to foster robust Danish-Ukrainian intercultural dialogue, promote Ukraine's cultural heritage, contemporary culture, and creative entrepreneurship - is proud to announce the opening of How did I get to the bomb shelter, its fourth exhibition since the launch in Gammel Dok in February 2023. Artists: Kinder Album (b. 1982), Mykhaylo Barabash (b. 1980), Jaroslav Kostenko (b. 1979), Sergiy Petlyuk (b. 1981), Olena Subach (b. 1980), Art Group Sviter (b. 1982), Maxim Finogeev (b. 1987) Curator: Yuliia Sapiha Produced by: The Nordic House in Reykjavik Venue: Ukraine House in Denmark, Gammel Dok, Strandgade 27B, 1401, Copenhagen When: The exhibition runs from October 27, 2023 until January 14, 2024 Opening weekend program: October 26, 17.00: A walk through the exhibition with curator and artists October 27, 17:00: Artist talk with Lera Polyanskova and Sergiy Petlyuk October 28, 16:00: Children workshop with the artist Kinder Album Registration: https://forms.gle/tCjy4sVHiJfu8grF7 For press inquiries, please contact Maya Zakhovaiko, Communications Lead, email@example.com Online Catalog in English and Ukranian: https://exhibitions.nordichouse.is Online Catalog in Icelandic and Danish: https://exhibitions.nordichouse.is/is/Websites and Social Media: https://www.ukrainehouse.dk/about https://nordichouse.is/en/ https://www.instagram.com/nordichouseiceland/https://www.facebook.com/nordichouservk