Сontemporary Ukrainian Art Exhibition "Ukraine: Two Realities or Ukrainian Surrealism"


On January 17th, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Freiburg, Germany, the vernissage of the exhibition "Ukraine: Two Realities or Ukrainian Surrealism" took place. The project was organized by the art project "We and World" of the Kozitskyi Charity Foundation in collaboration with the German-Ukrainian Society in Freiburg. Funds raised through donations will be directed towards equipping medical equipment for the Lviv Military Medical Clinical Center Of The Western Region, namely Outpatient Clinic 1120.

EXHIBITION CONCEPT: The exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art, "Ukraine: Two Realities or Ukrainian Surrealism", presents two worlds to the audience: the life of Ukrainians through a black-and-white monitor and through colored glasses. Two Ukrainian realities, two existences, are vividly reflected in the art of Ukrainian artists. They, like no one else, sensitively reflect on everything seen and heard. The exhibition of painting and sculptural works by contemporary Ukrainian artists features 51 pieces of art by 26 artists. All works were created during the full-scale invasion. The exhibition is conventionally divided into three sections: black earth, colorful surrealism, and the white world. Black earth is about burning and losses, colorful surrealism is about supernatural fantasy and passion, and the white world is about the safe sunrise and the dreamy peace.

The interest of Germans in our art is pleasing, with the presence of the vice mayor, heads of culture and international cooperation departments, local politicians, museum and theater directors, journalists, as well as art-loving Germans. In total, over a hundred people were registered at the exhibition opening.

Within the framework of the exhibition "Ukraine: Two Realities or Ukrainian Surrealism" at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, accompanying events took place:

1. Curator's tour for invited guests on the opening day by the art director of the Kozitsky Charitable Foundation, Christina Beregovska.
2. Art therapy for women Art&Wine by the project's co-curator Ustyna Yuzefiv.
3. Art workshop for children by the project's co-curator Kateryna Karpjak.


The exhibition can be visited for 2 months (January 18 - March 17, 2024) at Salzstrasse 37, Freiburg.