07-02-2022 till 20-03-2022
Statement – Close. Far away. Closer
Ukrainian/Russian/Dutch group show at Gallery Victoria, Samara, Russia
We strongly believe in the role the arts can play in bridging divides, developing critical thinking and promoting dialogue. Art is a universal language that can overcome barriers and distance and has the power to connect people. Therefore we find it important to keep on showing our film ‘Nation for two’, which addresses the absurdity of borders, at gallery Victoria in Samara, Russia.
But we cannot do so without openly condemning the Russian aggressive invasion of Ukraine. Right now Ukrainian civilians are hiding in shelters and dying under missiles fire, while Russian protesters are getting silenced and imprisoned for opposing this unnecessary war.