112TV- Портрет Путина из гильз представили Дарья Марченко и Даниэль Грин на выставке в Нью-Йорке - 112TV

В Нью-Йорке (США) в Украинском институте Америки открылась выставка под названием «Пять элементов войны», в числе экспозиций которой двухметровый портрет президента Российской Федерации Владимира Путина, выполненный из гильз, собранных на Донбассе.

Об этом в эфире телеканала «112 Украина» рассказала соавтор картины Дарья Марченко.

«Мы использовали материалы друзей, которые пошли на фронт, а сама идея возникла во время Майдана. У нас фурор. У нас фурор был в Чикаго, у нас фурор в Нью Йорке. Все все понимают, объяснять… Объяснений еще хотят, но и без объяснений люди шокированы, люди под впечатлением», – сказала она.

По ее словам, идея создания картины появилась у активиста Майдана – украинского художника Даниэля Грина. Картина выполнена из гильз, собранных на Донбассе украинскими военными, и называется «Лицо войны».

Exhibition "Five Elements of War" - Ukrainian Institute of America in New York (UIA)

CNN: "A giant 7-foot tall portrait of Putin made from 5,000 bullets shells used in the Ukraine war is the signature piece of an exhibition called the "Five Elements of War" making its New York debut at the Ukraine Institute of America".

BROADWAY WORLD: "A seven-foot-high portrait of Vladimir Putin composed of thousands of spent bullet casings from the Eastern Ukraine war front is among the highlights of a large-scale multimedia exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Americaexploring the impact of Russia's three-year-old military and propaganda war in Ukraine. From January 25th through February 4th, Five Elements of War probes the causes, turmoil, and consequences of the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II, which has already claimed more than 10,000 lives. The exhibit is the brainchild of acclaimed Ukrainian artist-activists Daria Marchenko and Daniel D. Green...

VOA - "Face of War" in US Congress

A young Ukrainian artist has created a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin with bullet casings. The exhibit, called the "Face of War," opened last week in Washington, D.C. The artist is 33-year-old Daria Marchenko. She used 5,000 empty shell casings that came from the frontline of war in eastern Ukraine. Ms. Marchenko's exhibit consists of only picture – the face of Mr. Putin. She said she got the idea when her boyfriend brought her a handful of shells. Those bullet shells came from the EuroMaidan protests in Kyiv.

The artist said her work is a sign of respect to her country's soldiers. "The energy of this project is very dark. I mean, you cannot be cheerful while doing projects like that. But I was not able to stop it, either. This is my sign of respect for all of those Ukrainian soldiers, thanks to whom I still live in the capital of my country, Kyiv, without the war."

Exhibit organizers used razor wire to surround the portrait. Ms. Marchenko also uses light to bring life to her portrait. As the lighting changes, Mr. Putin's facial expression seems to change, too. His look may go from excited to afraid to even evil. Ms. Marchenko first presented her project to the public this summer. Since then, she has received letters from people in Algeria, the Netherlands, Syria, and Russia. The artist said she hopes the Russian president finds out about the exhibit, and perhaps changes his own behavior. "I think there is no dictator in the world who will tell you honestly what kind of thoughts he has when he is alone in the cold night. But I believe they can feel what kind of future is waiting for them."
 

UA1TV - Путін із гільз вирушить в турне країнами Європи - Новини / Дарья Марченко и Даниэль Д Грин

Мозаїку "Обличчя війни" було представлено у Києві. Далі вона вирушає у турне. Вiн змінює вираз обличчя - від здивованого до демонічного. Марченко Дарія каже, що Путін - це та людина, яка віддає накази вбивати українських солдатів. Для неї кожна гільза - це чиєсь обірване життя. Тому художниця намагалася використовувати мінімум фарб, аби саме гільзи створювали емоційне забарвлення полотна...

XIX TV/ LA STAMPA/ LA PRESSE/ REP TV - The Face of War: il volto Putin fatto con 5mila cartucce / Face of War (Daria Marchenko)

L'arte è un mezzo d'espressione potente. Nel caso dell'opera 'The Face of War' lo è quanto una scarica di proiettili. Parliamo del lavoro dell'artista ucraina Dariya Marchenko, chee ha realizzato un ritratto del presidente russo Vladimir Putin utilizzando ben 5mila cartucce raccolte nelle zone di conflitto dell'Ucraina orientale. “Per me il volto della guerra è quello di Putin, perché non fa altro che dare ordini e diffondere menzogne”, spiega Dariya. “Ma con l'aiuto di questa immagine voglio far capire che le persone vedono qual è la realtà delle cose. E soprattutto voglio ricordare a lui e a tutta la società che la guerra significa perdita di vite umane”. A rappresentare quelle vite scomparse sono appunto i bossoli, che a seconda dell'illuminazione conferiscono al volto espressioni diverse. Diverse come le sfaccettature di un opera che può piacere o meno, ma che sicuramente è destinata a far discutere

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