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Art in Time of War: Celebrating the Resilience of Ukrainian Culture
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The Harriman Institute


The President’s Office of Columbia University


Art in Time of War:

Celebrating the Resilience of Ukrainian Culture

The event highlights work by current Harriman Residents at Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination and Columbia Global Centers | Paris:


Remarks by Wafaa El-Sadr, Executive Vice President for Columbia Global


Address by Dora Chomiak, President of Razom for Ukraine


Readings by award-winning poet Natalka Bilotserkivets,


Never-before-seen footage from a new film about Azovstal, the iron-and-steel-works in Mariupol, by documentary filmmaker Zoya Laktionova,


Concert of music for a string quartet curated by musical director and classical music producer, Anna Stavychenko, including works by Ukrainian composers Stanyslav Lyudkevych and Zoltan Almashi (U.S. premiere of Almashi’s String Quartet no. 4 “Poltava”)

Ihor Barynin (Violin)

Nikita Yermak (Violin)

Lavinia Pavlish (Viola)

Valeriya Sholokhova (Cello)


The program also features:


Contemporary Ukrainian art from the trenches, introduced by filmmaker Tetiana Khodakivska


Conversation on the role of the artist in time of war

Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Studies in Sofia

Ostap Slyvynsky, Vice President of PEN Ukraine

Valentina Izmirlieva, Director, Harriman Institute


Reception to follow.

This event is co-sponsored by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination. This event was made possible thanks to support from the Ukrainian Studies Fund.

Image from exhibition HI-RESOLUTION. UKRAINIAN CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART NOW by Kate Stremoukhova (left to right):

  • Anti-War Posters by Mykola Kovalenko, Mykola Honcharov, Dasha Podoltseca and Oleksiy Sai
  • Alina Yakubenko. Untitled. 2022
  • Lesia Khomenko. From the series “Max in Army.” 2022