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Sleepless - Ukrainian Illustrations of the War in Tbilisi

On November 29th at 7:00 pm the Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi Office – South Caucasus hosts the exhibition “SLEEPLESS: Ukrainian Illustrations of the War” at G. Leonidze Georgian Literature Museum (8, G. Chanturia st.).
The visual series "Sleepless: Ukrainian Illustrations of the War" covers the simultaneity and, of course, the abundance of different experiences of Ukrainian people during the war. The series represents people’s testimony as interpreted by the authors, media images and little everyday stories, engraved in the collective memory, which become part of the patchwork of the new war reality. It is unstable and exhausting, but its comprehension and commentary are inevitable.
Welcome remarks by:
Sonja Schiffers, Heinrich Boell Foundation Tbilisi office – South Caucasus, Director;
Sofia Oliynyk, Heinrich Boell Foundation Kyiv Office Ukraine, Programme Coordinator (online);
Bogdana Davidyuk, Artist.
The exhibition will be open from November 29 through December 3.
Within the framework of the exhibition, they will host the following events:
December 2, at 7:00 pm
Lasha Bakradze, Director of the Literature Museum, in conversation with Yulia Ilyukha, writer, on War and Literature.
Languages: Georgian, Ukrainian, English (Simultaneous translation will be provided)
Venue: G. Leonidze Georgian Literature Museum
December 3, at 7:00 pm
Public discussion “Women during and after the war: Gender perspectives of survival strategies”
Nargiza Arjevanidze, Gender Researcher, PhD student at TSU;
Tetyana Kurmashova, Teacher, Volunteer.
Moderator: Lilia Chikhladze, hbs Tbilisi
Languages: Georgian, Ukrainian (Simultaneous translation will be provided)
Venue: G. Leonidze Georgian Literature Museum
The exhibition is initiated by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Kyiv-Ukraine Office, and will be held in various cities around the world.
"The images in this series originated in the midst of the ongoing war. Here, we see an attempt to suspend time to preserve the memory of the human experience, which risks being lost due to the rapid development of events and the inevitably fast operation of the destructive war machine. Contrary to this forced speed, the images begin to speak to others, building solidarity between people. Their common message is anti-war, and their call is to remember and act immediately."