Brave to Live. A Collective Exhibition by the Lanka Ukrainian Jewellery Community. Part of the 2nd Lisbon Contemporary Jewellery Biennial

Exhibition  /  25 Jun 2024  -  04 Jul 2024
Published: 27.06.2024
Galeria Resistência
Kateryna Music, Olga Vynogradova

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The exhibition Brave to Live is the second edition of the LANKA Ukrainian Jewellery Community, dedicated to human resilience in the face of war. The first edition was presented in the spring during Munich Jewellery Week and featured the works of six artists. This summer, as part of the Lisbon Jewellery Biennial, the project showcases the stories of 11 artists about their personal experiences of the war initiated by Russia against their country.

Artist list

Anna Avits, Tetiana Chorna, Denis Music, Asya Gulak, Julie Kleom, Olga Komisarova, Inesa Kovalova, Vadym Lohvynenko, Liza Portnova, Olga Radionova, Olga Vynogradova
Dates: June 25 - July 4
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM daily, except Monday
Vernissage: June 25 at 5:00 PM

The exhibition gathers artistic expressions of the horrors and suffering brought by war, the unborn lives and stolen childhoods, and the strength of Ukrainian resistance. The artists share their lost dreams and depict layers of unwanted experiences that will remain in their memories forever. They create their own monuments to the destroyed architectural landmarks of occupied Donbas, trying to endure the pain of loss. Amidst these experiences, hope emerges in the form of fantastical plants and new forms of life.

Each piece is a victory of light over darkness in times of terror and the absence of any illusion of safety.

This audacious bravery to live offers hope for restoration.