Poster from EuroMaidan
The Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is presenting a timely exhibition of posters that were used during the early stages of the EuroMaidan protests in Kyiv, Ukraine.
During the winter of 2013-14, thousands gathered in protest on Kyiv’s Independence Square or EuroMaidan in response to the political problems that had beset Ukraine over the many years, including corruption, manipulation and intimidation. The protests resulted in the transformation of the social and political order, and the events that were set in motion are still playing out on the global stage.
At the time, circulating on Kyiv’s EuroMaidan, were poster images that captured the energy and vitality of the transformative process that was occurring. Designed and created for mass distribution through the medium of the private printer, they testify to a deep desire for change and are symbolic of the best impulses of a society mobilizing in its own defense.
Organized by the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) at St. Thomas More College in Saskatoon, and curated by the Centre’s Director, Prof. Bohdan Kordan, the exhibit of a selection of 50 Maidan posters is now on at the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery.
“This is a timely exhibition, one that speaks to the concerns of our community but also to a wider audience which is deeply interested in recent developments in Ukraine,” says Dean Gallery director Donald Stein. “We are very pleased to host this work which has been made possible through our ongoing partnership with the PCUH.”
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