From the first days of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the premises of the Imagine Point cultural center served as a shelter for people who needed protection from the hostilities that took place near Kyiv.
In both halls of the gallery at that time, works by Ukrainian contemporary artists from the previous and planned exhibitions were hung, adding physical and cultural armor to the walls, thereby pacifying and calming.
Art became one of the tools that saved us from plunging into the "black depths" when air raids and shelling sounded every half an hour.
As the front line moved away from the capital, a shaky sense of security and relative security began to form. This determined our desire and opportunity to invite eager connoisseurs of contemporary Ukrainian art to the opening of the joint project Flora Gatsenko & Anton Tarasyuk "UKRittya". The authors invite viewers to join the inner experiences that they have dealt with in the past, and continue to work through the traumatic experience until now. Appeal to the sacred in search of answers to painful and complex questions in stressful conditions in Anton's majestic canvases and bursts of emotions and sensual experiences in moments of the deepest horrors in Flora's shabby graphics destroy the established ideas about the exhibition space, finding inner balance.