The exhibition «Supernova. Art of Ukraine» that introduces the Ukrainian visual art to the Swiss public was presented in Basel Art Center from June 9th to 14th 2022. It includes three projects: «Unbreakable Wall»; «Bohemian Art Corner. Basel edition» and charity fundraising «Hands for Mother».
Curators: Anna Lugovska & Anna Avetova. The project is implemented with the support of Voices of Culture, the Embassy of Ukraine in Switzerland, the Geneva Branch of Ukrainian Society in Switzerland and the Association of Ukrainians in Basel. Among participants of the exhibition there are Ukrainian artists: Oleg Tistol, Viktor Sydorenko, Sergey Melnitchenko, Natalia Korf-Ivaniuk, Anna Lugovska, Yuriy Musatov, Nina Murashkina, Andrey Podlesnyy, Eugene Tkachenko
The idea of the project "Supernova. Art of Ukraine" is in the birth of the new from the old, since everything that is immersed into the nonlinear flow of time is constantly changing and being redefined. In response to the horrific events and extreme tragedies, supernova explodes – a star formed from our voices, our pain, and our courage. This phenomenon originates deeply within the bowels of luminaries, and then it breaks out illuminating all the objects on the skyline. Ukrainian society is now outliving a terrible trauma of the war and fighting for its independence. Nevertheless, many bright light rays emerge on this dark background. This is our dawn, and this is just the beginning.