In Galway this December, a unique art project called “Point Zero” by Ukrainian multi-genre artist Martisha Sea will take place in 126 Artist-Run Gallery to showcase the work of Ukrainian artists.
Like so many other Ukrainians this year, Martisha was wrenched from her homeland by the ongoing war. Once in Ireland, the artist gravitated towards Galway as the artistic heart and soul of the country and Martisha very quickly began to integrate into the local arts community and in particular 126 Artist-Run Gallery, which helped to enable and make possible this authentic and highly innovative project.
The exhibition was created to help Ukrainian artists express themselves and their feelings surrounding the ongoing war in their homeland and to enable the Irish public to immerse themselves in these shared experiences. The project title “Point Zero” suggests a point of reset and the beginning of a new life for many Ukrainians.
The opening of the art project will take place on December 9th at 18:00 and its goal is to enable attendees to immerse themselves in the Ukrainian universe and soul. It will be marked by a performance from project initiator Martisha, a live performance of traditional Ukrainian music, followed by a reception. Upon completion of the opening night activities in the gallery, a highly-anticipated after-party featuring some of the top local DJs will take place.
During the exhibition, which is being held from December 09 to December 30, 2022, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with paintings, sculptures and unique ambient sounds created by Ukrainian artists now resident in Ireland. A print market will also take place at 126 Artist-Run Gallery, featuring works by local artists. A portion of the sale of these works will go towards supporting a Ukrainian charity organisation.
Details of several other unique events which will occur over the duration of the project will be announced later.
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