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Frontline / Peace Life: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries of the Forgotten War

January 16 - March 25

J.T. Blatty
Frontline / Peace Life: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries of the Forgotten War

Due to popular demand the exhibition has been extended to March 25, 2020.

Unique opportunity to meet West Point Captain, Donbas Embedded, Photojournalist J.T. Blatty.

The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Institute of America invite you to experience her photographic exhibition Frontline / Peace Life: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries of the Forgotten War.

Second Public Reception on Friday, March 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Please RSVP to attend.

conorArt at the Institute is celebrating an extension to the Frontline/Peace Life: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries of the Forgotten War exhibition featuring photographic portraits by J.T. Blatty until Wednesday, March 25, 2020, with a second public reception announced for March 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The photographer will be present to greet guests. Chronicling a generation of citizens militia of the war in eastern Ukraine and their stories of a return to a marginalized existence, their supposed “peace-life,” this well-received exhibition will give visitors added opportunities to take in this collected display of stylized portraits, personal accounts and journalistic reportage. The exhibition is co-curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, Director of Art at the Institute.

Former U.S. Army Captain J.T. (Jenn) Blatty graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point. She is a 2002-03 combat veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, the author of Fish Town: Down the Road to Louisiana’s Fishing Communities, a photojournalist, and FEMA disaster reservist photographer whose articles and photographs have been published in Bloomberg Magazine, National Geographic, PDN Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Savannah Magazine, The Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Oxford American, and CNN Photos amongst others. Since early 2018, she spent months embedded in the war in eastern Ukraine, working with Ukraine’s volunteer soldiers and veterans of the war in Donbas. Her project, Frontline, Peace Life: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries of the Forgotten War, was previously exhibited at the Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago (May 2019).

About Art at the Institute

Celebrating its sixty-sixth year of activity, Art at the Institute is the visual arts programming division of The Ukrainian Institute of America. Since its establishment in 1955, Art at the Institute organizes projects and exhibitions with the aim of providing postwar and contemporary Ukrainian artists a platform for their creative output, presenting it to the broader public on New York’s Museum Mile. These heritage projects have included numerous exhibitions of traditional, modern and contemporary art, and topical stagings that have become well-received landmark events.

Exhibition hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Image: J.T. Blatty, Nadia Pikhay (‘Conner’), dye sublimation print mounted on aluminum, 30 x 20 in.

 

READ ABOUT THE FIRST OPENING RECEPTION.

Frontline / Peace Life: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries of the Forgotten War

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Start:
January 16
End:
March 25
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