It is a joined project of Shcherbenko Art Center, Museum of Cultural Heritage and International Foundation of Ukrainian "Diaspora".
The young but already well-known in Ukraine and abroad artists, Myroslav Vaida, Maria Kulikovska (with Jacqueline Shabo), Roman Myikhailov, Anna Naduda, Sergiy Petliuk and Ruslan Tremba , present their paintings, videos and photo installations. Artists try to demonstrate the understanding the phenomenon of migration in terms of modern man and modern artist.
Migration: is it a change that could lead to the destruction of the individual, or the new opportunities and challenges that encourage people to rise to a new stage of development? What person is going through, changing their place of residence? How is she changing? Today's dramatic events in Ukraine, is it a warfare, a partial occupation of the territory or a systemic crisis, general processes of globalized world globalization? All these alarming issues are actualized by “Philosophy of migration” project.
This project, being a great artistic event, raises sensitive and painful problem, tangible for all the generations of Ukrainian: the possibility or impossibility of personal realization in the homeland. The main objective is to draw attention to the theme of migration, causes and consequences, which will be subjected by young Ukrainian artists.
Participants reflect on this subject from the present perspective, however, they appeal to the experience of previous generations, including famous artists, represented in the Museum of Cultural Heritage. This Museum is dedicated to artists, representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora, which left Ukraine due to the revolution of 1917, World War II and the political repressions of the Soviet era.
For me it was very important to work within the Museum of Cultural Heritage. I explore the attitudes of the younger generation to migration problems and to the current social and political conditions that often push people to leave the country. In this project I line the parallels with the historical memory of the emigration times when a person was forced to leave his country forever. Undoubtedly, awareness and the national identity is extremely important, especially when living and working,” said curator of the project Maria Shcherbenko.