An exhibit entitled The Euromaidan Project: The Art of Revolution opens at Edmonton’s St. John’s Institute Culture and Arts Centre on February 23, 2014. The exhibit features 50 posters that originally adorned Kyiv’s Independence Square during the early days of the current crisis. Curated by Dr. Bohdan Kordan, a professor at St Thomas More College (STM), the poster exhibit captures the energy and vitality of transformation in a country on the brink of revolution.
“Accompanied by first-person accounts and other reports, the fifty posters displayed here circulated widely on the Maidan,” says Dr. Kordan. “Designed and created for mass distribution through the medium of the private printer, they testify to a deep desire for change and are symbolic of the best impulses of a society mobilizing in its own defense.”
The Euromaidan Project: Art of the Revolution is conceived as a multi-venue event. Organized by STM’s Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage, the exhibit will open in other centres across Canada, including Winnipeg (Oseredok Gallery), Toronto (Ukrainian Museum of Canada) and Yorkton (Godfrey Dean Gallery).
Flyer – Euromaidan (PDF)
On 26 January the traveling exhibition “Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920” opened in Winnipeg at the Oseredok Gallery and Museum. The exhibit explores the issue of Ukrainian sovereignty and the efforts at symbolic representation on paper notes produced by the various governments of Ukraine during the revolutionary period, 1917-1920.
The Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage organized the exhibit in co-operation with Oseredok and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (Saskatoon). Speaking at the opening, Oseredok Director Sophia Kachor stated, “The partnership with PCUH creates a synergy that has allowed important projects such as this to be realized. The partnership enables us to fulfil our mandate to serve the community. But more importantly, it creates an opportunity for our community to explore its cultural and historical patrimony with continuing relevance for today. The Prairie Centre for Ukrainian Heritage is an extraordinary resource and we look forward to working with the centre on other projects in the future. ”
Curated by Prof. Bohdan Kordan, the exhibition “Money, Sovereignty and Power” will be displayed in the main gallery until April 21, 2014. This is the second stop for the exhbition, which will travel to Toronto, Victoria, Lethbridge and Calgary.
Sovereignty Money Poster – Winnipeg (pdf)
Oseredok Director, Sophia Kachor, and Dr. Bohdan Kordan.
Exhibit Opening, January 26, 2014, Winnipeg