Visiting the exhibition “War Views” as part of the five-day action “Say to violence: “No!”

05.10.2022 | 23:12

On October 4, 2022, as part of the five-day campaign “Say No to Violence!”, students of the third year of the educational program “Finance, Customs and Tax Affairs” together with advisors V.Ya. Dubyk, O.R. Zahidna and Yu.V. Shushkova visited the exhibition “War Views” by Vladyslav Ryaboshtan at the Dzyga Gallery.

“When the calm flow of life is replaced by survival, the next hour is what now contains the word “future”, and you do not know where you will be tomorrow, a small piece of paper and graphite become the technique that can convey the moment.” Each work from the “War Views” series is a cry of the soul, it is grief, pain and misery from the war that the Russian Federation has unleashed and is waging against Ukraine… That is why black is the dominant color of all subject and subject paintings… How similar is the darkness of graphite with the dust of the roads, black smoke over houses and fields, the dirt of early spring, the earth with craters from shells, bombed-out residential areas, schools, hospitals, destroyed destinies and lives…

Students together with teachers discussed all the works of Vladyslav Ryaboshtan, but the most violent reaction was caused by the picture of mass burials with tombstone crosses… Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel… When the snow fell, the whole world learned about the violence that the Russian occupiers were doing in the occupied territories of Ukraine. The occupiers did not spare anyone or anything. They brutally tortured and killed, kidnapped and tortured peaceful citizens, raped women, exterminated animals, looted houses, mined the streets… Russia must fully answer to Ukraine and to every Ukrainian family that suffered from Russian violence!