A conversation about the importance of the solidarity of the global cultural sector, but also the huge impact war, exile and loss have on artists and artistic production.
On the 24th of February the Russian invasion of Ukraine changed the world. A war that has had global scale impacts such as the flood of refugees, the food crisis, the energy security, the inflation, the renaissance of NATO, among others.
The experience of war encourages people to focus their attention on armed resistance. But war also prompts other ways of resistance. In times of uncertainty, the cultural sector has not remained silent. As the world collapses, art helps us make sense of the tumultuous times we live in and prepare for whatever comes next. Art also urges the world to act.
This talk wants to underline the power of art in rebuilding and healing communities. The importance of the solidarity of the global cultural sector, but also the huge impact war, exile and loss have on artists and artistic production.
Programming Director of Atlas Festival. the biggest music festival in Ukraine, which attracted more than 600000 visitors in 2021. Currently working on multiple initiatives aimed at aid for Ukraine - «Music Saves UA», «Save Ukraine International TV-maraton», «Togheter with Ukraine Compilation» and others. Vlad also helps promoters and festivals to book Ukrainian acts and integrate Ukraine-themed fundraising activities and informational campaigns at their events.
"As the world collapses, art helps us make sense of the tumultuous times we live in now and helps us prepare for whatever comes next."
Alona Savranenko aka alyona alyona, Ukrainian rapper and songwriter. Before the war in Ukraine, Alyona Alyona rapped about self-love and feminism, and became an internationally acclaimed artist. This former kindergarten teacher is now using social media to raise awareness of the war in her homeland.
Helen Sildna (Moderator)
Founder of Tallinn Music Week, based in Estonia, is a music entrepreneur who promotes and produces concerts, festivals, and social campaigns. Helen is an outspoken member of the Baltic-Nordic creative community, vocal on equal rights, diversity and internationalization.