On the anniversary of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, an immersive exhibition opened in Paris

On February 20, the anniversary of the full-scale russian invasion of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in France in partnership with the Embassy of Canada in France and the Grand Palais Immersif invite everyone to visit the world-famous exhibition “UKRAINE: A YEAR OF RESILIENCE, A CULTURE OF RESISTANCE”.

Due to the russian aggression in Ukraine, according to the latest data, more than 1,200 objects of cultural infrastructure, about 500 sites of cultural heritage have been destroyed or damaged. Exactly one year ago, during the offensive of russian troops, the historical and local history museum, where the paintings of the world-famous painter Maria Prymachenko were kept, burned down in the village of Ivankiv, Kyiv region. However, about 10 paintings were saved. The fact that the most outstanding Ukrainian masterpieces are presented at the exhibition is a great victory.

“We sincerely thank our French friends for the opportunity to present Ukrainian culture and the realities of the unprovoked war in Paris. We are grateful to our Canadian friends for supporting our initiatives. Today, russia is destroying our common values – the values of free, democratic Europe, and Ukraine is defending them. So the future of Europe depends entirely on the victory of the forces of Good on the battlefield in Ukraine. Because Ukraine is the gate of our common European home,” said Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, during a live broadcast at the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition features a segment called “Ukraine: Land of the Brave”, which, through the full power of immersion, plunges the audience into the daily reality of the war in Ukraine, and its effect on Ukrainian citizens.

The exhibition was first opened at the Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival in Toronto in September 2022.

The exhibit series was created in collaboration between by Kostyuk Productions, the First Theatrical Charitable Foundation and the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, Kontakt TV Network and the International Renaissance Foundation.

Producers Valeriy Kostyuk and Natalya Deliyeva, creative director of RockNLight Multimedia’s Tais Poda and musical curator Timur Polyanskiy participated in the creation of the exhibition.

Partners of the event in Paris, France: Cultural Center of the Embassy of Ukraine in France, Association Les amis de la culture ukrainienne en France and Canadian Cultural Center in France.

 Venue of the exhibition: GRAND PALAIS IMMERSIF, 110 RUE DE LYON – PARIS 12E.

 The exhibition can be visited free upon prior registration. All the details are here.

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