PAST EVENT – On the occasion of the Chornobyl (Chernobyl) disaster’s thirtieth anniversary in 2016, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) in Chicago commissioned a fine art print portfolio and accompanying exhibition titled “Chornobyl: Artists Respond.” On thirty-first anniversary, this exhibition is traveling to The Ukrainian Institute of America (UIA) in New York
The UIMA invited thirty Chicago-based artists to participate in the project—each artist creating an original print in an edition of forty—in commemoration of the tragic event. Coming from diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, the artists were challenged to address the project reflecting on personal and global knowledge and interpretation of the Chornobyl disaster. The resulting artworks illustrate a range of motifs and themes, from scenes of the Chornobyl plant accident site and its immediate aftermath, to commentary on its current state and its weighty correlation to other worldwide nuclear risks and accidents. The artists’ viewpoints are as varied as the means they employed in the execution of their prints, from traditional relief, intaglio, lithographic, and screenprint techniques, to methods of additional coloring and material applications.
All works in the portfolio were printed in 2015, on Revere Silk fine art paper, and measure 15 x 11 inches.
More info – HERE
Exhibit April 7 – 30, 2017
Opening reception Friday April 7 6-8pm.
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075