“Under the Iron Rain” in EKA Library

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“Under the Iron Rain”

Exhibition of Ukrainian art students in the library of the Estonian Academy of Arts


Mon-Fri 10:00-15:00
The library is closed from 22.07 to 4.08.2024

Artists: Dariia Silchuk, Sonia Kharkovets,Kseniia Romaschenko, Alina Zadvirna

Graphic design: Daria Titova (UKR)

To provide students with the opportunity to emerge as visible artists, an exhibition will be held at the EKA Library Gallery featuring works by Ukrainian students mentored by EKA. The exhibition will showcase graphics, illustrations, and drawings created during their studies, reflecting the teachings and approaches of Ukrainian universities.

The work of students living and working across Ukraine is heavily influenced by the war situation – mental coping, freedom of movement, and survival. Under the iron rain, students have continued their studies in their chosen fields, pouring their skills, anxiety, fears, and dreams into their creations. The EKA Library offers a small glimpse into their world. We can support these young creators by recognizing their aspirations. We extend our gratitude to all individuals and institutions who have donated to the EKA Ukrainian Student Scholarship Fund.

ELIA UAx Platform

At the ELIA leadership symposium held at EKA (Estonian Academy of Arts) and EMTA (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre) in June 2022, leaders of higher arts education in Ukraine emphasized their primary priority: stopping the “institutional destruction” of the arts. They believe it is crucial to support students so they can continue their education in their homeland and to remind the world of the importance of their artistic practice for the preservation of Ukrainian cultural life.

On November 15, 2022, the Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation (AACCF), in collaboration with ELIA, announced a funding measure to support art students and higher arts education institutions in Ukraine. This led to the creation of the ELIA UAx Platform. The UAx Platform embodies the spirit and values of Magdalena Abakanowicz. This initiative is aimed at artists affected by the war, enabling them to fulfill one of their most important tasks – creating art despite oppression.

The supervisors of the EKA UAx platform for Ukrainian students in the 2023/24 academic year are Britta Benno and Anne Pikkov.

All works are for sale. By purchasing, you support artists in Ukraine.

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Posted by Andres Lõo

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