Exhibition of Ukrainian anti-war posters STAND WITH UKRAINE!
September, 1—30, 2022 / Georgia, Tbilisi, Simon Janashia st., 22-26, Auditoria Booksbar
Co-organizers: Association of Graphic Designers The 4th Block, PosterTerritory
Co-curators: Oleg Veklenko, Olga Severina
Authors: Alina Sulima, Andrew Romanenko, Anna Black, Dasha Podoltseva, Lina Yakobchuk, Maria Bilinska, Nadiia Velychko, Oleg Pochtar, Oleh Veklenko, Olena Sarzhenko, Olga Kulish, Sasha Skorichenko, Dima Sergeev, Serhii Kalinichenko, Nikita Shylimov, Simon Litvinov, Tetiana Prysiazhnyuk, Victoria Riabenka, Vitalii Nozdrachov, Yelyzaveta Kobzar, Yevheniia Haidamak, Yurko Gutsulyak, Yana Boyko, Mykola Honcharov
REPORT: Exhibition visitors bought 22 posters worth ₾1,100 ($390). ₾640 ($225) covered the printing of posters, ₾460 ($165) were donated to the Ukrainian charitable foundation UA.ANTS
Oleg Veklenko, the founder of The 4th Block:
Association of Graphic Designers The 4th Block would like to express its most sincere gratitude to all of you who support Ukraine in this difficult time. We continue our open-end poster campaign «Stand With Ukraine!».
This struggle of our entire nation shows our nation's unity as well as the fortitude of the international design community that stands with us in our battle for human rights, freedom, and peace. Together we fight against Russia which wages a brazen and gruesome war in Ukraine. On February 24, 2022, at 4:30 am the Russian missiles began falling on our cities, marking the beginning of an unprecedented in its brutality, senseless and gruesome extermination of the Ukrainian civilian population and our country as a sovereign state. Millions of women, children, and the elderly were forced to leave their homes after the Russian bombardments reduced their cities to rubble. In a matter of days, millions of innocent civilians became homeless refugees. Bombs, rockets, and missiles that rip through the sky day after day, hour after hour annihilate our beautiful cities in the Ukrainian north, south, and east. Thousands of civilians have already perished from these barbaric airstrikes and artillery bombardments of our towns and villages.
The heroes of the Ukrainian armed forces fearlessly combat the invading Russian hoards, showing extraordinary valor in the face of the overwhelming odds. We will fight to the end. We will never retreat. We are defending our land, our loved ones, and our friends! By defending our land, we are protecting Europe. Freedom is our choice, and we'll surely be victorious! Glory to Ukraine!