Veterans: Faces of World War II in New York

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Friday, 9 JUN • 2017, 6:00 PM
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 E 79th St, New York, NY View Map
Art at the Institute is pleased to present Veterans: Faces of World War II, a photography exhibition by Sasha Maslov. June 9 - 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Veterans Project is a series of portraits of people who took part in World War II – the one event in human history that cannot be compared with anything else on the scale of catastrophe, human tragedy, and the degree of impact on the future of our civilization. Every single person who participated in the war, whether they were a soldier or a general, prisoner or a guard, medical worker or an engineer, took part in shaping the image of the world as it is seen and perceived today. This project aims to look behind the emotional drape of each individual photographed. After 70 years since the war that took millions of lives, the photographer strives to analyze and compare the fates of those who survived and are still living. For this project, the photographer travelled to multiple countries that were affected by the war the most, interviewed and took portraits of those who participated in it, with a goal to assemble a mosaic of people who at one moment were all engaged in this incredible tragedy, and in the other were living their separate lives in different corners of our planet. The exhibition continues through June 30, 2017.
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Since 1955, the Fletcher-Sinclair mansion at 2 East 79th Street and Fifth Avenue has been home to the Ukrainian Institute of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art, music and literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora. The Institute serves both a center for the Ukrainian-American community and as America’s “Window on Ukraine” hosting art exhibits, concerts, film screenings, poetry readings, literary evenings, children’s programs, lectures, symposia and full educational programs, all open to the public. In 1897 the banker, broker and railroad investor Isaac D. Fletcher (1844-1917) commissioned the architect Charles P.H. Gilbert to design a new house. Gilbert designed over 100 large houses in New York City during a career that spanned from the 1880s to the 1920s. As a C.P.H. Gilbert house, the mansion was given a second life as home to the Ukrainian Institute of America. The Fletcher-Sinclair mansion is protected as a contributing element of the Metropolitan Museum Historic District and in 1977 was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

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