Art in Times of Crisis: Online Artists Talk with Emerging Ukrainian Artists


14 JUNE 2023

1.00PM – 3.00PM

Alla Horska, ‘Mother Ukraine’, Early 60s.

Art In Times of Crisis explores how creative practices of emerging Ukrainian artists have changed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Following presentations from each invited artist, there will be an open discussion hosted by OSE Associate Lise Smirnova around how environments of crisis affect art and artists, what art can be in times of war, what goals should one set in one’s practice, and the difference between art and propaganda?

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Invited Speakers:

Kateryna Aliinyk (b. 1998, Luhansk) studied at National Academy of Fine Arts & Architecture in 2016 and at Kyiv Academy of Media Arts in 2020. Kateryna’s main mediums are writing and painting, she works mostly with themes of conflict through images of nature and non-anthropocentric optics

Katya Buchatska (b. 1987, Kyiv) lives and works in Kyiv. She studied at Kyiv Publishing and Printing Institute (Kyiv), École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon (Dijon, France), and National Academy Of Fine Arts And Architecture (Kyiv). Katya was a participant in the initiative group to preserve the heritage of Paraska Plytka-Horytsvit.

Dasha Chechushkova (b. Odessa) graduated from College of Arts, Odessa in 2018, and National Academy of Arts, Kiev from 2020, during which time she changed specialisation from graphic design to art theory. At present she lives and works in her hometown of Odessa. Dasha is interested in exploring the connections between humankind and nature.


OSE Public Programme 2022-23

This event is held as part of Open School East’s 2022-23 Associate-led Public Programme. This year’s Associate-led Public Programme responds to themes of social & ecological hybridity, as set out in the Associate’s first term curriculum entitled When The World Looks Back At You: about storytelling, ecology and the weird led by artist Saelia Aparicio. Through explorations of the voice, the body and sensitive connections with natural and man-made networks that unite the world around us, the Associate-led Public Programme looks to and explores creativity and collectivity in green spaces.

This year we’re excited to announce our partnership with Turner Contemporary, who are generously hosting part of the public programme. 

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in 2011. Turner Contemporarys work extends beyond showcasing world-class exhibitions, to driving the social and economic regeneration of Margate and East Kent and transforming lives in one of the most deprived areas of the UK. Since it opened, Turner Contemporary has welcomed over 3.8 million visits, put over £70million back into the Kent economy and connected with thousands of people from the local community through our world class programme. 

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