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ARTASTERS AND USUBC PRESENTS UKRAINE'S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, INDEPENDENCE, CULTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF UKRAINIAN ARTISTS
The collection of artwork about “Ukraine's fight for freedom, independence, culture through the eyes of Ukrainian artists” was presented in Kyiv by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and Asters.
Asters, Kyiv, Ukraine, Wed, Nov 13, 2019
On 12 November 2019 Asters jointly with the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) held a reception within its ArtAsters project on the opening of the exhibition "Ukraine's fight for freedom, independence, culture through the eyes of Ukrainian artists".
The exhibition features over 115 original artworks by more than 40 Ukrainian artists who in difficult periods of the Ukrainian history had stamina to speak up through their artistic creativity about Ukrainian tragedies and sacrifices on the way to its long-awaited independence and democracy.
In his introductory comments at the opening ceremony Morgan Williams, USUBC's President, pointed out: "Many of the artworks from this exhibition have been hidden in personal art studios for years and are being shown publicly for the first time. These artworks feature a variety of very strong, dramatic and emotional images that show the terror, persecution, domination and repression suffered by Ukrainians in their fight for freedom, independence, and identity."
Left to right: Vira Barynova-Kuleba, artist; Morgan Williams, USUBC, President.
Asters' Senior Partner Armen Khachaturyan comments: "This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ArtAsters project presenting the Ukrainian culture to business community. ArtAsters and its success wouldn't have been possible without the USUBC and its President Morgan Williams, who acts this time also in the role of collector and curator of the exhibition we are opening tonight. On behalf of Asters I would like to thank Morgan and the USUBC for their continuous support of the Ukrainian art."
Left to right: Vira Barynova-Kuleba, artist; Morgan Williams, USUBC, President; Armen Khachaturyan, Asters' Senior Partner; Ivan Marchuk, artist; Victoria Yesaulenko, Asters' Marketing Director.
The event was traditionally held in Asters' office with two hundred attending guests, including business managers, governmental officers, professionals, diplomats, and public figures.
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ArtAsters is a non-profit project of Asters aimed at popularization of Ukrainian art. Launched in 2009, the project is designed to benefit Ukrainian artists and create additional opportunities for them to display their works in a gallery-like office space for viewing by Asters' lawyers, clients, and guests.
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing the interests of the U.S. businesses active in Ukraine and Ukraine businesses active or somehow connected to the U.S. markets. USUBC is headquartered in Washington, DC. With over 200 members, USUBC is the largest business association for Ukraine which is not based in Ukraine. USUBC has been promoting Ukraine as a place to do business since 1995.