You may hold peace in your heart. But can you forge it with your hands?
Peace Has No Home: Posters for Ukraine features powerful graphic works from Polish artists, created in support of Ukraine amidst the ongoing Russian invasion. Each piece reflects the unwavering support of the Polish artistic community for their neighbors in Ukraine, embodying the ongoing solidarity Poland and other nations have shown to Ukrainians throughout the crisis.
Peace is not a passive state. It is an active concept that requires work and sacrifice. War’s winding path bleeds across borders. Peace Has No Home is a clarion call for those trapped within the bounds of war and just outside its reach. War’s destructive potential awaits us all. Peace is our only protection.
The exhibition is supported by a global network of artists, activists, and organizations raising awareness for the plight of Ukraine in this unprovoked war. The exhibition, initially launched in Tokyo, now travels to Chicago and includes inspired contributions from designers at Someoddpilot (Public Works’ parent company).
Peace Has No Home: Posters for Ukraine is organized by Public Works and The Spirit of Poland Foundation, in cooperation with The Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Polish Cultural Institute New York. The exhibition has been curated and produced by Monika Brauntsch and Ewelina Skowrońska.
The Spirit of Poland is an initiative which aims to promote Polish culture, design and entrepreneurship internationally. The project presents Polish brands through industry events, exhibitions at museums and cultural centers, as well as through collaboration with universities. An important part of the team’s work is networking with focus on searching for new links and contacts, encouraging new business relations, as well as the cultural exchange.
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is a national cultural institution, whose goal is to build a lasting interest in Polish culture around the world. The institute works with foreign partners and initiates international cultural dialogue in line with the goals and aims of Polish foreign policy. The institute has put on cultural projects in 70 countries on 6 continents, including Great Britain, France, Israel, Germany, Turkey, USA, Canada, Australia, Morocco, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, as well as in China, Japan and Korea. To date, the institute has presented 38 strategic programs seen by 60 million viewers. AMI is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The institute’s flagship brand CULTURE.PL – an up to date cultural news service, discussing the most interesting events and phenomena related to Polish culture – offers articles and news in three languages: Polish, English, and Ukrainian
The Polish Cultural Institute New York shares Polish heritage, history and art with American audiences, and promotes Poland’s contributions to the success of world culture. The Institute does so through initiating, supporting and promoting collaboration between Poland and the United States in the areas of visual art, design, film, theater, dance, literature, music, and in many other aspects of intellectual and social life. The Institute’s main task to ensure Polish participation in the programming of America’s most important cultural institutions as well as in large international initiatives.
September 8, 7-11 pm
September 8, 7-8 pm
w/ curators Monika Brauntsch & Ewelina Skowrońska, artist Zofia Jaworowska, and gallery director Nick Butcher
Bartłomiej Walczuk / Osom Studios
Beata Śliwińska / Barrakuz
Jacek Jani czak
Krystian Kasolik / Krykas Studio
Wybornie Studio / Ewelina Madalińska
Znajomy Grafik / Jacek Rudzki Zuza Rawa