Lviv Municipal Art Center resumes its exhibition activities. Along with the “Cooperation” space for joint work of the displaced persons and Lviv residents working in the creative and social spheres, we are launching “Shelter” exhibition project for Ukrainian artists. Objects are located in those rooms that are actually used by the Municipal Art Center as the safest places within its premises during air alarms.
Taras Bychko (Lviv)
War is not only the front. War is also the rear.
Today, during the decisive battle for Ukraine’s independence, all Lviv institutions of Melpomena, which transfer humanitarian aid to other cities and provide shelter to those in need, have become a life-saving shelter for many of our refugee citizens.
Fortunately, our historical and cultural monuments have been under reliable shelter for a long time.
Photos from the “Rear” series were taken in March 2022.
Taras Bychko is a photographer from Lviv, working in the genre of documentary and street photography. Member of the international street collective “Little Box Collective” and co-founder of the group “Ukrainian street photography”, whose activities are aimed at the development and popularization of street and documentary photography in Ukraine. Fujifilm brand ambassador in Ukraine. Taras is also a winner and finalist of the international contests “Photographer of the Year of Ukraine 2016”, Leica street photo, Miami Street Photo Festival, Documentary Family Awards. Published in LFI, Burn Magazine, National Geographic, Lens Culture, Bird in Flight, Reporters, The Village Ukraine and others.
“Shelter” exhibition project for Ukrainian artists is aimed at demonstrating reactionary art that has emerged in the time of russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Artists turn into the persons responsible for the shelter and fill the space of the Lviv Municipal Art Center choosing the method and principle of exhibiting their works on their own.
The description of the exhibitions presents the impressions of artists from their own shelters. These are perhaps the only places that may save them during the war in Ukraine. Likewise, the works of art become a refuge for the messages that artists communicate to the world.
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Contact number: 063 110 4899
The exhibition will be free to visit daily from April 15, 2022 from 10 am to 9 pm
11 Stefanyka street, Lviv
Code on the gate – 27
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Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Lviv Municipal Art Center has reformatted its activities, being at first turned into a shelter for the forcibly displaced people. In the course of 2 weeks we hosted more than 400 displaced people offering them rest and psychological help.
- Presently we have turned two gallery rooms and a media library into the “Cooperation” space for joint work of the displaced persons and Lviv residents.
- Starting from March 25, we will partially resume exhibition activities by launching the Shelter project.
- We help spreading poster art about supporting Ukraine through an open call and cooperation with international communities.
- We also invite to attend joint film events organized by the Dovzhenko National Center at the Municipal Art Center.
- We spread the word about cultural initiatives that had to move to Lviv, as well as organize educational lectures for children and adults. More details on the website
Lviv Municipal Art Center’s official website — www.lvivart.center.