The main goal of the project is to give a brand new, creative interpretation of what is Chernobyl in 33 years after the accident.
IEC Museum of history of Kyiv and the Residence #madeinchernobyl presented the art project Made in Chernobyl. The world’s first international art residency, which was held in exclusion zone of Chernobyl.
The residence took part Ukrainian and foreign artists of very different generations and ideologies, which combined creative, and not just challenge – to create directly in the exclusion zone artwork for exhibition in the Museum and exhibition center of the Museum of history of Kyiv.
An unprecedented case, when artists did not just come for inspiration and search for exotic motifs postcatastrophic the world, but also worked in Pripyat and Chernobyl, to discover and to feel his powerful energy and genetic memory. The main goal of the project is to give a brand new, creative interpretation of what is Chernobyl today – 33 years after the accident.
Organizer Made in Chernobyl – Oleg Atayants said: “for 33 years it was hard to imagine that such desperate men as artists, go to live and work in the Chernobyl. And not just like a Stalker, creating murals on the walls of a Ghost town, but a creative family, inspiring each other, being in a creative dialogue and possibly influencing each other to reconsider and to show through art what happened”.
The project involved artists from Armenia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Poland, USA and Ukraine.
On the night of 26 April 1986 at the 4th unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, in which a nuclear reactor was destroyed, and in the environment were released large quantities of radioactive substances.
The immediate victims of the disaster were 50 people who died in the explosion and died from radiation sickness later. About 600 thousand people participated in liquidation of consequences of the disaster, 116 thousand were evacuated from their homes, the territory with a population of over 5 million people have been significantly contaminated with radionuclides.
Traces of Chernobyl radiation were seen in most parts of Europe.