Ukrainian-organized exhibition of Yurii Khymych’s artworks held in Estonian Parliament

March 22,2024 261
Ukrainian-organized exhibition of Yurii Khymych’s artworks held in Estonian Parliament

A Tallinn through the Eyes of a Ukrainian Artist exhibition of Yurii Khymych’s works has opened at the Estonian Parliament. The Congress of Ukrainians of Estonia organized the event in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in Estonia, the Narva Media Club, and the Yurii Khymych Foundation, reported the Congress’ Head, Vira Konyk.

The exhibition, which is a testament to the artistic prowess and vision of Khymych, comprises 15 of his works that are part of the exclusive Tallinn collection. These pieces have drawn the admiration of a diverse group of attendees, including nearly 20 ambassadors and diplomats, members of the Estonian Parliament, journalists, and representatives of both the Estonian government and the Ukrainian community.

Adding gravitas to the opening ceremony were the Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, Lauri Hussar, and the Ukrainian Ambassador to Estonia, Maksym Kononenko. Hussar, in his address, highlighted the strengthening cultural bonds between Estonia and Ukraine, especially against the backdrop of ongoing Russian aggression. This event not only showcases the enriching art of Khymych but also serves as a powerful symbol of the enduring friendship and mutual support between the two nations.

Vira Konyk, the Head of the Congress of Ukrainians of Estonia, thanked the Estonian Parliament for the opportunity to organize an event that “unites two countries.”

Yurii Khymych is an outstanding master of architectural landscape, a classic of Ukrainian visual arts of the 20th century, a graphic artist, educator, Honored Artist, and architect of Ukraine. The artist visited Tallinn in 1957 and 1964. The creative result of these visits became the Tallinn collection, which includes a total of 120 paintings. Khymych’s works are exhibited in Estonia for the first time. The exhibition will be open to visitors until June 12th.