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TWO YEARS GONE: Exhibition of Contemporary Ukrainian Artists Opening Feb 7

An exhibition of Ukrainian artists
Curated by Dylan Siegel
TCNJ Art Gallery
February 7 – March 7, 2024
Opening Panel Discussion, Wednesday February 7,  4:00-5:00, Reception to follow
Two rows of human like flower sketches panted red.
Maria Kulikovska


TCNJ Art Gallery is pleased to present TWO YEARS GONE, a group exhibition of Ukrainian artists, curated by Dylan Siegel. The artists in the exhibition, including Maya Hayuk, Maria Kulikovska, Katerina Ganchak, Sasha Kurmaz, and Anton Varga, work in a range of media including watercolor, photography, and installation, and their work reflects upon the psychological and physical stress of the ongoing war in Ukraine, which is now approaching the two-year mark. 

In conjunction with this exhibition, the TCNJ Art Gallery is planning a series of lectures and roundtable discussions around the issues raised by this exhibition, including the ways in which artists generate dialogue and awareness in a time of conflict, and the role of museums, art historians, libraries, and archives in the preservation of cultural and historical heritage in conflict zones around the world. A keynote lecture will feature Dr. José Luis Falconi, Professor of Art and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, who will speak on the relationship between esthetics and ethics, and the importance of artistic interventions for societal change and in the advancement of human rights.

A adult and child bundled up in a scope of a gun.
Sasha Kurmaz, Target, Kyiv, Ukraine 2022–2023.
Related Events

Exhibition Opening Day Panel with Dylan Siegel and exhibition artists
Wednesday, February 7 at 4:00 with reception to follow
AIMM 102

Distinguished Lecturer Talk by Dr. José Luis Falconi
Shrinking the Expanded Field
Monday, February 12, 2024, 7:00
Gitenstein Library Auditorium

Cultural Heritage, Collections, and Crisis Panel
Tuesday, February 20,  7:30
Gitenstein Library Auditorium 

Dr. Tetyana Yaroshenko, VIsiting Research Scholar, Princeton University, and Head of the Research Management Office, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)
Oleksandra Kovalchuk,  NGO Museums for Change & Odesa Fine Arts Museum (OFAM) in Odesa, Ukraine
Deb Schiff, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, R. Barbara Gitenstein Library, TCNJ
Moderator: Taras Pavlovsky, Dean of the Library, R. Barbara Gitenstein Library, TCNJ

Hands-on Workshop: Explore the Art of Ukrainian Pysanky
Wednesday, February 28
AIMM 102

Learn to write your own pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg) in this free, hands-on workshop.  You will learn the process of  using wax and dyes to create a design, and the history and meaning of the colors and symbols traditionally used in Ukrainian pysanka.

This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required, and space is limited. All materials will be provided.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the R. Barbara Gitenstein Library.

Social Science Colloquium: Student Research Projects on Ukraine
Wednesday, March 6, 11:00am
Social Science Atrium

Anton Varga, M.A.L.E.H. (Messages About the Landscapes of the End of History), 2019.
Anton Varga, M.A.L.E.H. (Messages About the Landscapes of the End of History), 2019.

This program is made possible with the generous support of: The Edwin L. Weisl Jr. Lectureship Program at the Robert Lehman Foundation

TWO YEARS GONE  is made possible in part, by The Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Commissioners and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


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