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“Space” by Emma Andijewska


Emma Andijewska ‘s “Space” exhibition will open on September 10 at 5:00 pm in the Odessa Museum of Modern Art exhibition hall.


Emma Andijewska is a modern Ukrainian poet, prose writer and artist. The reformer of the classic sonnet. Winner of the Shevchenko Prize in Literature, member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine, the Ukrainian PEN Club, the Free Academy in Munich and the Federal Association of Artists.

Based on the biography of Emma Andijewska, you can write a hundred novels and shoot a dozen blockbusters. She was born March 19, 1931 in Stalino (present-day Donetsk). In 1943, she fled with her mother and brother to Germany. After the war, she worked for Radio Liberty in Munich. In 1957 she moved to New York. Decades later she returned to Munich. Author of several novels, dozens of poetry collections and thousands of paintings. Her life philosophy is “Ukraine, culture, work”. However, in reality, it all comes down to work that has no end

“I have never been a diaspora – I was a Ukrainian outside Ukraine. And I can do anything.”

Emma Andijewska

On September 10, the Odessa Museum of Modern Art will present works by prominent Ukrainian artist and writer Emma Andijewska, who lives in Germany. The exhibition will feature a series of paintings from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov (Lutsk) are run in Ukraine as part of the Diffusion project. Among them, in particular, unique images with augmented reality.

Emma Andijewska created her extraordinary world of poetic and artistic images in an exceptional individual manner. She is the author of more than forty Ukrainian-language poetry and prose books. Her paintings are in museums and private collections around the world.

Philosophical, spiritual, and mystical themes occupy a central place in his work. The worldview of Emma Andijewska reveals some affinity to Buddhism and the mysticism of Carlos Castaneda. In her works, a philosophy of choice is often presented, according to which each person can achieve self-realization by making their choice in life. At the same time, the artist assigns a significant role to the subconscious, which perceives the world through intuition and sensation without connecting the intellect. A frequent motive of Andijewska is the concept of “round time,” in which the past, present, and future take place simultaneously.

The artist emphasizes her individuality, characterizing herself as a visionary and claiming that her paintings seem to be her painting as a whole. She only has to transfer them to the canvas. The author is one of the essential representatives of modernism in the Ukrainian literature of the second half of the XX century.

The Diffusion project is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Ukraine’s independence. This is a series of guest exhibitions, which aim to demonstrate to the world the relevance, high professionalism and authenticity of Ukrainian art, talent and creative potential of the Ukrainian nation.

Emma Andijewska
Photo by Oleksandr Khomenko

Admission to the opening is free.
On other days the cost of the entrance ticket is UAH 60.