Presidential Administration Deputy Head Rostyslav Pavlenko said during the displays opening ceremony: "As it was promised by the president, "16" and "Proektsia", which were exhibited in the Second Floor Art Center, have moved to the Boryspil Airport. It is vital that the people visiting Ukraine feel what it is like to defend Ukraine and what hardships our defenders are facing. The foreigners will be able to see that these are real people with true emotions and feelings."
Video by Ukraina TV channel.
In turn, Ukrainian Crisis Media Center co-founder Natalia Popovych thanked the airport management for providing premises for the exhibits.
"3,000 people are passing through these halls every hour. And now the first thing they will see will be the eyes of our heroes," she said.
Photographer Roman Nikolaev's "16" project is represented by 16 portraits of Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers who are currently defending Ukraine in the east. "Proektsia" is the exhibition of French photographer of Ukrainian origin Yurii Bilak, represented by famous classical paintings with the day-to-day realities of the war in Donbas projected on them.
For the first time, these exhibitions were displayed in the Second Floor Art Center on the second floor of the Presidential Administration building, where they could be seen by the officials visiting this state body as well as visitors of the free-of-charge tours arranged on weekends. "Proektsia" was also displayed at Mystetskyi Arsenal Art Center in May.
(Photos by the presidential press office)