Press conference. Art-project “Ukrainian Insights” and a dialogue with Timothy Snyder at Headquarters of the UN, New York

May 11, 2017

Art-project “Ukrainian Insights” and a dialogue with Timothy Snyder at Headquarters of the UN, New York

It is our pleasure to invite you at 12 AM on May 11th, 2017 for the press conference at “UKRINFORM” (hall 1, 8/16 Bogdana Khmelnitskogo str., Kyiv) dedicated to the opening of the exhibition “Ukrainian Insights” featuring artworks by world-renowned Ukrainian contemporary artists Victor Sydorenko, Oleg Tistol, Mykola Matsenko and Valentin Popov.

The opening of the “Ukrainian Insights” exhibition will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on May 16th and will be proceeded by a dialogue
with best-selling author Timothy Snyder who will discuss his best selling book, “On Tyranny,” as well as vital discussions and expert personal insights about Ukraine and other critically relevant East European concerns. Mr. Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University who is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities in international relations.

Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Volodymyr Yelchenko, invited guest Timothy Snyder, and the exhibited artists will all be attending the opening day events.

Sydorenko, Tistol, Matsenko and Popov present their creative pursuits through a modern worldview perspective. Their works deliver an aesthetic, ideological, philosophical message that defines Ukraine’s national, political and cultural identity. 

"Ukrainian Insights" is the embodiment of creative ideas, using the spirit of past experiences to expose insights into the future. The project creates a platform that will further promote Ukraine’s independent identity within the international arena and bring greater recognition to the achievements of its people.

Project Art-Director: Tamara Shevchenko

Curator: Natalia Shpitkovskaya

At the press conference will be presented the catalogue of the art-project published by ArtHuss publishing house.

The participants of the press conference are:

Anatoliy Solovey, thehead of Public Diplomacy Department the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Natalia Shpitkovskaya, project  curator

Vіctor Sydorenko, artist

Oleg Tistol, artist

Kostyantyn Kozhemyaka, publisher, president of charity foundation “Fund for Culture Initiatives ARTHUSS"

Irina Tarasova, project organizational partner

The exhibition will be open until May 26, 2017.

Address: Delegates Entrance Hall, the headquarters of the United Nations, General Assembly building, entrance at 46th Street and First Avenue.

UN Workday Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The project organizers are:

·  Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations in New York

·  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

·  Modern Art Research Institute at the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine

·  Artcult Foundation

Press accreditation:


Organizers express their gratitude to:

Orest Kizyk

Timothy Snyder

Olga Oleksenko

Armen Khachaturyan

Kostyantyn Kozhemyaka

Igor Abramovych

Jerry Lodynsky

General partner: Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union

Logistics partner: MEEST-America,Inc.

Legal partner: Asters

Project partner: SUMA Federal Credit Union

Opening Reception sponsor: Veselka

Publishing partner:  ArtHuss

Partner airlines: Ukrainian International Airlines

Organizational partner: Irina Tarasova

PR support (UA): Shevchuk Marketing