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Art Lovers Celebrate Ukrainian Culture at the Saatchi Gallery, London

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Art Lovers Celebrate Ukrainian Culture at the Saatchi Gallery, London

Kevin McNally, Actor and Phyllis Logan, Actress. Photo: Rachel Oates, 2014. Image: courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

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LONDON, UK— The opening of In Our Paradise…, an exhibition of photographs by Ukrainian artists at the Saatchi Gallery opened with a lot of fanfare. The exhibition, a result of a three year partnership between The Saatchi Gallery and Firtash Foundation, is aimed at introducing Ukrainian arts and culture to the London and global audience. This is not the first partnership between the two organizations. The first was in 2013 when Saatchi Gallery presented Contemporary Ukrainian Artists, the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Ukrainian contemporary art in the UK. Speaking on the new initiative, Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery, said:

“Following our successful collaboration with the Firtash Foundation last year, we are delighted to announce this three year patronage. Many people in the UK will be aware of the immense social and political change that is  occurring in Ukraine at the moment, but few will be aware of the trulyvibrant contemporary art scene and unique cultural history of the country. The Saatchi Gallery prides itself on providing a platform for international, contemporary artists and we are honoured to begin our partnership with the Firtash Foundation by exhibiting the thought provoking In Our Paradise exhibition.”

In Our Paradise …, a thought provoking show, reveals the adversities and turbulent history of Ukraine. The show presents gloomy images of war, hunger and pain that sprinkled Ukraine’s history.  While the objective of the show is to promote Ukrainian culture, it will no doubt aid the artistic career of the artists presented.

The launch of In Our Paradise… brought together people from different works of life:   artists, actors, curators,  directors, designers, photographers and many other art professionals. Here are some of the people at the event.

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Image.  Photo of  Billie JD Porter, TV Presenter and Journalist dressed in beautiful shirt and skirt and a designer handbag

Billie JD Porter, TV Presenter and Journalist. Photo: Rachel Oates, 2014. Image: courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Image- Theatre Director Rupert Goold at the opening of the photography exhibition

Rupert Goold, Theatre Director. Photo: Rachel Oates, 2014. Image: courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Image- Photo of  Actress Sophie Kennedy Clark, in a leather jacket and a floral shirt and a black pant

Sophie Kennedy Clark, Actress. Photo: Rachel Oates, 2014. Image: courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Image- Photo of  actor Alex Ferns, with a beutiful guest at the art part

Alex Ferns, Actor: Photo: Rachel Oates, 2014. Image: courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

 

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