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Time & Location: 2-31.12.2022

National Holodomor-Genocide Museum
Kyiv, str. Lavrska, 3
Thu-Sun: 10-18:00

Exhibition program:
02.12 (Fri) / 17-19:00 – Opening of the exhibition
08.12 (Thu) 16-17:00 – Tour of the exhibition by Annete Sagal
10.12 (Sat) / 15-17:30 – Collage workshop «Ukrainian Heritage» with Katya Syta
31.12 (Sat) – Closing of the exhibition

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Visit the exhibition in virtual space
Now the exhibition continues online. You can watch it from anywhere on the planet.
Download the Baroque Gallery application on your smartphone – a virtual gallery to view the «PARALLELS» exhibition.

The modern world is flooded with gloomy colors – the crimes of the Russian Federation inflicted on the Ukrainian people are immeasurably painful. The news of the war of the 21st century are broadcasted live on the Internet. On the Internet, live, Russia is committing genocide against Ukrainians.

Today, Ukrainians are going through such a traumatic experience in parallel with the memory of their ancestors about the past historical events of Ukraine - repression, Holodomor, one of which was in 1932-33. Voices of courage, which, despite the fear of abuse and terrible death, brought us the facts and testimonies about the Holodomor in Ukraine - today they sound louder!


Memory of the Holodomor is more than memories of traumatic and tragic events of the past. Its task is to stimulate conscience, to encourage action, to confront modern risks and manifestations of genocide. Active memory requires a certain degree of analytics. Delving into the course of events, personalization, reflection – everything that is commonly called "rethinking".

The Museum's mission is to substantiate the need and involve the widest possible audience in the process of active remembering. For this, we are looking for new and unusual forms of representation of the topic.


One of the tools for representing the Holodomor theme this year was the use of the artistic form of collage.

Collage is a visual method that involves comparing and composing contents, textures, and forms.

The exhibition «PARALLELS» by CUTOUT COLLAGE is a series of collages made by artists as a reflection and understanding of the history of the Holodomor in the context of the modern russian war against Ukraine and the search for similarities and differences between the historical events of the early 1930s and 2022.


The National Holodomor-Genocide Museum carefully opens access to the digital materials of its archives to collage artists for creative interpretation. The exhibition presents analog and digital collages from the residents of CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO, the CUTOUTLOVERS community, and the winners of the OPEN-CALL selection.


The purpose of the collaboration: research, reflection and expression of emotions through collage; seeing the parallels of the claims and crimes of the "Russian Empire" against Ukrainians, as well as the defense and insubordination that the Ukrainians carried and continue to carry out in response. Compare, contrast and draw parallels between the events of 1932-33 and 2022. To attract the attention of a wide audience and involve them in rethinking and analyzing the genocide of the 20th century. and genocide that is happening today.

Founders of the CUTOUT COLLAGE FESTIVAL and curators of the project
Annete Sagal, Katya Syta, Olha Syta


Employees of the National Holodomor-Genocide Museum

Yana Hrynko, Maryna Bogush – curators of the project (exposition and exhibition department)

Olga Yurchuk – project communicator
Mykhailo Kostiv – Head of the Information and Publishing Department
Viktoria Odosum – designer


Participants of the exhibition:



Valeria Miroshnikova, Vika Ostrenko, Natalia Okhman, Ziu Poberezhniuk, Annete Sagal, Katya Syta, Ganna Rusyava, Maria Shapranova.


Members of CUTOUTLOVERS community:

Mila Cheprasova, Angelina Datsiuk, Eva Holts, Anna Kuznyetsova, Oleksandra Kulikovska, Ksenia Turenko, Katya Lisova, Marina Silyakova,, Yaroslava Shkolna.


OPEN-CALL selection:

Liia Adam, Valerie Boiko, Yaroslava Huz, Maria Humetska, Hanna Denysenko, Elizaveta Litvinenko, Iryna Tatarenko, Olena Ushakova.

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