Ukrainian Artists Respond to War
Ukrainian artists have been addressing Russian aggression in their country since the war between Russia and Ukraine began in 2014. Jolted by the illegal annexation of Crimea and by the invasion of the Donbas region, for years Ukrainian creative individuals have been developing innovative and challenging art that explores themes such as memory, gender, and displacement. The all-out attack on Ukraine’s existence begun on February 24th has further challenged these artists to respond creatively and to ensure the country’s survival. This round table examines the ways that Ukrainian music, film, literature, and visual art are engaged to counter the attack on Ukraine. Presented by the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute.
Olena Martynyuk, Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Ukrainian Studies at the Harriman Institute
Yuri I. Shevchuk, Lecturer in Ukrainian at Columbia University
Maria Sonevytsky, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Music at Bard College
Kate Tsurkan, writer, editor, translator, and PhD candidate at New York University
Moderator: Mark Andryczyk, Associate Research Scholar and administrator of the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute
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