Preserving Ukraine's collective memory since 1944
WORDS BY ISABELLA ELIAS | WINNIPEG | IMAGES FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TARAS SHEVCHENKO | VISUAL ARTS
FEB 26, 2023 | ISSUE 11
From "The Immersive World of Ukrainian Art"
Intersecting the historical and contemporary, the Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre has had its roots in Winnipeg since 1944. Serving as an archive of collective cultural memory, the non-profit documents and cultivates the art, music, literature, and ethnography of Ukrainians worldwide. Here, the collective consciousness captured in Ukrainian art is preserved for posterity. From October 31, 2022 to April 30, 2023, Oseredok is hosting a unique double-feature immersive exhibition experience: The Immersive World of Ukrainian Art, and Ukraine: Land of the Brave. Working in the same creative space as Toronto’s Soul of Ukraine: Immersive Shevchenko (2022), The Immersive World of Ukrainian Art presents a family-friendly celebration of the work of renowned Ukrainian artists Taras Shevchenko (1814—1861) and Maria Prymachenko (1909—1997). Ensconced in Shevchenko’s work is the tremendous breadth and depth of Ukrainian national identity, and Prymachenko’s artistry likewise exhibits the dazzling colours of Ukrainian cultural character. Simultaneously, Ukraine: Land of the Brave confronts the nation’s current struggles with wrenching footage from the Russian invasion of 2022 through the lens of journalists and photographers such as Sergey...