We invite you to the presentation of the author’s tour, “Canvas of Truth”

25 April 2023

On April 26, the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center in Kyiv will host the presentation of the author’s tour of Andrii Ivanets, a leading researcher of the National Museum of Holodomor-Genocide, “The Canvas of Truth. How Kyiv artists during the times of the USSR created a triptych about the Holodomor-genocide”, which tells about the iconic work on the Holodomor topic – the triptych of Yurii and Taras Honcharenko “Genocide 1933”.

The following will take part in the briefing:

Yurii Honcharenko, one of the authors of the triptych, a modern Ukrainian artist, painter, graphic artist, teacher, and member of the NUAU (National Union of Artists of Ukraine);

Andrii Ivanets, candidate of historical sciences ;

Dmytro Bilyi, a head of the Holodomor and mass man-made famine research department of the National Museum of the Holodomor-genocide.

Ihor Stambol, a candidate of historical sciences, will moderate the event.

“We are experiencing a genocidal war. The Ukrainian nation once again defends its right to exist against an aggressive neighbour. In the 20th century Ukraine has already experienced genocide committed by a state centered in Moscow. The experience of its reflection in art has gained additional relevance,” the excursion organizers believe.

The participants of the event will tell about the excursion, as well as about the creation of the first work on the Holodomor topic, which was publicly shown in Soviet Ukraine, about some of its secrets and the place of these canvases among the works on the theme of genocide, the importance of art in highlighting the greatest international crimes.

The briefing will be held on April 26 at 12:15 in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center at 2 Khreshchatyk Street, Kyiv.

Reference. The tour will take place on April 29, Saturday, at 3:00 p.m. in the Hall of Memory of the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide.

1988 year. In Ukraine, they are just starting to talk timidly about the famine of 1932-1933, and two young artists from Kyiv start work on a large-scale canvas about the Holodomor. They will finish it in a year and call it “Genocide 1933”. It will be a challenge and a shock. And this will be the first painting on this topic in post-Soviet Ukraine.

What prompted the artists to do this? How did the audience and authorities perceive the picture? What family secrets do the Honcharenko brothers tell? What technical difficulties appeared during the creation of the triptych? And what is the purpose of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery?

You will get the answers to these questions during the author’s tour of the Canvas of Truth.” How Kyiv artists during the USSR created a triptych about the Holodomor-genocide” by Andrii Ivanets, a candidate of historical sciences, leading researcher of the Holodomor-genocide museum. During the excursion, the scientist will share exclusive information obtained from the authors of the unique work of art.