The exhibition presents the work of four young Ukrainian students of the École supérieure d'art et design de Saint-Étienne, who found themselves in France because of the war in their country.
United by their story of fleeing the war, they present works revealing the difficulties of adapting to a new place because of loneliness, social vulnerability, lack of knowledge of the French, distorted perception of the world around them due to the upheavals they have experienced, and homesickness. Yet this exhibition is another step on their path to overcoming life's challenges.
Valeriia Kucher, Daniel Obideiko, Tetiana Papushnikova and Yeva Vasiura are at the very beginning of their artistic development. During their year of study at Esadse, they have broadened their understanding of the visual arts and explored new techniques and methods of creating works. They have created installations, photographs, collages, videos and objects, experimenting with materials and choosing the most precise and sensual means of expression to manifest their ideas.
The emergency mobility of students to Esadse was made possible by Erasmus+ grants and the support of the Erasmus + Programme .
Exhibition produced with the support of the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Fonds de solidarité EuroFabrique Ukraine & Programme d’aide d’urgence aux scientifiques et artistes exilés (PAUSE).