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The War Museum presented a new creative exhibition, "Motherland. Redefining"

21 Aug, 2022
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The War Museum presented a new creative exhibition, "Motherland. Redefining"

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For Independence Day, the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War presented the exhibition project "Motherland. Redefining" - about the reinterpretation of the "Motherland-Mother" sculpture during the Russian-Ukrainian war.

On the walls of the 18th-century ravelin Lower Moscow Gate of the Pechersk Fortress, new, creative, and sometimes unexpected forms of sculpture are displayed by technical means.

"Almost 800,000 people voted to remove the coat of arms of the Soviet Union and place the Ukrainian Trident on the shield of the Motherland. This indicates a completely different perception of the monument in the minds of Ukrainians than it actually is. At the exhibition, you will see phenomenal manifestations of both folk art and specific authors. I think that it will also be possible to vote for the project that will arouse the greatest interest of the society," said Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy.

The minister emphasized that the exhibition "Motherland. Redefining", as well as the vote on the fate of the Soviet coat of arms, is only the beginning of the reinterpretation by Ukrainians of both the figure of the monument itself and the subsequent filling of the War Museum.

"This is the beginning of a big discussion about how we will see the museum after the victory, what it will be about and what it will represent together with the Motherland in our struggle for independence. I am sincerely grateful to the museum's management for continuing this work. It inspires, gives inspiration and faith in our victory," summed up Oleksandr Tkachenko.

The official soundtrack of the exhibition project was the song "Sword" by the Ukrainian band Sera Sheer. The author of the text and performer Oleksandra Shcherbakova and the author of the video series Artem Biryukov created an anime-style work dedicated to the sculpture "Motherland" struggle with the Russian monster, which she eventually destroyed. The design of the unique visual image of the project, the framed mural, was created by a Kyiv artist, a member of the MuralMarket team, Yaroslav Yefremov.


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