London – ‘The true beauty of Ukraine and its people’ is showcased in a public art exhibition in North West London. Visions of Home is a collection of photography, installations and digital works by artists from this country. It is part of the annual Art He Trail, just outside Wembley Stadium, which is visited by millions each year.
The exhibition aims to showcase a “resilient and hopeful country” and keep the war in Ukraine on the public conscience, the curator said. Ukrainian-born artist and photographer Ira Lupu, who curated the exhibition, said the “abundance” of news coverage had left some people “desensitized and alienated from the tragedy” as a result of the conflict. He said he was worried that “My dream is to develop something that opens up the true beauty of Ukraine and its people, something different from the casual display of Ukrainian bodies seen in the global media,” she said. I was.
The exhibit includes a series of photographs of people living in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, where a Russian missile attack killed 21 people in July. This collection features a portrait of Anna Domashna, a Ukrainian woman who stands seven stories tall. Anna Domashna stayed in the country to help those in need during the conflict and was installed on the side of the parking lot. A giant digital her screen was also installed, asking passers-by to “remember Ukraine.” It is shown across her two oversized screens at the entrance to the Wembley Park development that hosts the Public Gallery.
Wembley Park is launching a Summer Art Trail in 2020. It said it is part of a year-round arts and culture program that supports local and international artists. Josh MacNaughton, Wembley Park’s cultural director, said: “As a curator, it is my honor and duty to enable artists to tell stories, especially those of marginalized people and neglected places. “News about the war in Ukraine has been everywhere over the past few months, but we hope that the Wembley Park summer exhibition will offer new insights into this resilient and hopeful country. .
Ukrainian artists have a powerful point of view and their stories need to be told more than ever. “