Firtash Foundation showcase Ukrainian culture for the British public

An exhibition of Ukrainian artists titled ‘In Our Heaven’ is launching on July 9-th, in the Saatchi Gallery, London, one of the leading British galleries of modern art. As organizers say, this exhibition reflects the challenges Ukraine has been through over the last 3 decades as well as reflects social turmoil Ukrainians face today. 

All this is reflected in the new works by photo artists Aleksandr Babak, Anatoliy Stepanenko, Viktor Marushchenko, Tiberiia Silvashi and Anna Voytenko. The project is dedicated to the 200-th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko. 

The exhibition will take place as part of partnership program between Firtash Foundation and Saatchi Gallery, aimed as promotion of the Ukrainian culture all over the world. 

“This exhibition will show different methods and styles developed by artists from Kyiv and other corners of Ukraine. It will reflect real life problems which, I hope, the British society will be able to relate to.” – said Lada Firtash, director of Firtash Foundation.

 The exhibition ‘In Our Heaven’ will be the first among many future events in the gallery, aimed at showing the Ukrainian cultural heritage to London’s wider international audience. 

‘The Saatchi Gallery and its support for the modern art are well known in the world. We are happy to continue our cooperation within this and many other interesting projects.’ – said Lada Firtash. As the Saatchi Gallery’s CEO Nigel Herst noted, many British know about social and political changes that Ukraine has been undergoing these days, but not many people really know about the cultural history of our country. 

‘The Saatchi Gallery is proud to present this opportunity to showcase the works of contemporary artists, and it’s a great honour to start partnership with Firtash Foundation, by presenting this very dramatic and thought-provoking exhibition ‘In our Heaven’. – stressed Herst.