Exhibition of Ukrainian Posters in Cobra Museum

Images of Ukraine

Sunday October 23

Backgrounds and music with cafe exhibition

Sunday October 23
15.00-16.00 hrs
Location: Cobra Cafe
Free entrance
This event is in English
For entrance to the rest of the Cobra Museum, regular entrance fees apply

Together with Dzherelo, the Ukrainian School in Amstelveen, the Cobra Museum for Modern Art organizes a Sunday afternoon event on the 23rd of October, centred around the exhibition Visions from Ukraine, that’s on display at the cafe of the museum. The exhibition shows posters of the Ukrainian collective Pictoric; a group of artists ranging from graphic designers to famous children’s books illustrators. The artists comment on the situation in their country through their illustrations, but they also aim to show the pride, strength and hope of the Ukrainian people with their work. On the 23rd of October the audience can find out more about the posters and the artists, but also about the The Ukrainian School of Amsterdam and its people. There will be a music performance and an opportunity for conversation and asking questions.

Ukrainian School & The Cobra Museum
The Cobra Museum and the Ukrainian School Dzherelo join together to present an exhibition in Amstelveen that reflects the current situation in Ukraine as perceived by the Ukrainians themselves. The Ukrainian School Dzherelo (Source), recently relocated to a bigger building at the Doctor Schaepmanlaan, has been a meeting place for the Ukrainian community in Amstelveen, Amsterdam and the region for years. Every Sunday children learn about the Ukrainian language and culture at the school. Art also forms a considerable part of the curriculum. Some of the study books the children use, were illustrated by the same artists of whom the posters are on display at the Cobra Café. Since the beginning of the war and the arrival of Ukrainian refugees to the Netherlands, the importance of Dzherelo has only increased.

The posters of the Ukrainian illustrator collective Pictoric were already on display in different places in the world; in New York, Ottawa, Paris, Florence and Utrecht, in places like museums, libraries or on the streets. Some illustrators from the collective still work from Ukraine, but some of them had to flee their country and now work from different places. From the establishment in 2014 the illustrators from Pictoric find their inspiration in the contemporary Ukrainian culture and daily life. The collective already took part in various national and international projects.

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