Frontline / Peace Life, an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty is now available for viewing online

Frontline / Peace Life, an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty is now available for viewing online

Art at the Institute was pleased to present Frontline / Peace Life, an exhibition of photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty, chronicling a generation of volunteer soldiers of the war in eastern Ukraine and their stories of a return to a marginalized existence, “peace-life,” as the war moves into its sixth year without resolution. The exhibition opened on January 16, 2020 and now is available for viewing online.

Today, March 19, Lina Kostenko, a major contemporary Ukrainian poet and writer, celebrates her 90th birthday!

Today, March 19, Lina Kostenko, a major contemporary Ukrainian poet and writer, celebrates her 90th birthday!

Kostenko played a significant role in the evolution of Ukrainian literature and culture from the 1960s onward. She was a leading representative of the Poets and Writers of the Sixties, an intellectual and cultural movement in Ukraine, which opposed the Soviet political regime. Kostenko’s poetry consists primarily of intimate, lyric poems and ‘social’ poems on the role and responsibility of a poet, particularly in a totalitarian society. Employing diverse rhythms, sophisticated language, a colloquial and aphoristic manner of writing, ranging from playful irony and humor to scathing satire, she is acknowledged as one of the best current Ukrainian poets