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Art During War: Fundraiser for Ukraine

July 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm 8:00 pm UTC-5

Colonels Row House 404A

Flux Factory together with BIRUCHIY contemporary art project and SPILKA NGO is hosting a fundraising event in support of the people of Ukraine affected by the full-scale Russian invasion. We invite you to learn about the Ukrainian art and music scene and how they are finding new meaning and urgency for their work in the face of genocide and war atrocities. Together, we will discuss how the international art community can work in solidarity with anti oppressive and anti colonial resistance. This is a special opportunity to engage with representatives of Ukrainian culture, learn about recent artworks of Ukrainian artists, listen and dance to electronic music by Ukrainian producers, and purchase some merch to support Ukraine. 

All proceeds from the event will go to the Charity foundation “East-SOS” and other Ukrainian charities.


Presentation (and sale) from SPILKA

SPILKA NGO is a mutual aid organization founded by Ukrainian creatives and allies that has been organizing fundraising efforts for the people of Ukraine since February 2022, the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. SPILKA co-founder Betty Roytburd and other representatives from Spilka will talk about how their organization  came together and about some of the work they have been doing. 

“BIRUCHIY Transcarpathia 022. War time”: presentation by Olena Speranska

In her presentation Olena will introduce BIRUCHIY – the largest and longest-running international contemporary art residency in Ukraine. She will talk about the history, and development of BIRUCHIY which is an institutional partner of Flux Factory. In particular Olena will focus on the presentation of artworks created this summer during the residency in Transcarpathia, Ukraine.  There Ukrainian artists and artists from the other countries were  participating in mutual projects reflecting times of war. 

“Intro to Ukrainian Electronic Music”: presentation and DJ set by Anton Lapov 

Anton Lapov will give a brief introduction to the history and harsh contemporary reality of Ukrainian electronic music scene. During the presentation you will learn more about key moments in the development of the freedom-loving and powerful Ukrainian electronic music, sound-art, and listen to the best music videos. After the presentation Lapov will play a DJ set exclusively consisting of tracks by Ukrainian producers.

About participants:


Spilka NGO is a rapid response coalition consisting of over thirty volunteers, founded by artists and creatives in NYC, during the first days of Russian invasion of Ukraine. Together we function as an inclusive mutual aid relief network, redistributing resources to those most impacted in times of crisis. Spilka has cumulatively raised and redistributed over $120k having organized and participated in fundraising events such as film screenings, music shows and dinners in support of Ukraine.

Olena Speranska

Olena Speranska is an art manager, curator, Vice-President of nonprofit organization CONTEMPORARY ART RESEARCHES UNION, and Director of BIRUCHIY contemporary art project – the international art residency founded in 2006 and for 17 years of its existence united more than 300 artists and 14 art groups from 19 countries worldwide.

Anton Lapov

Anton Lapov is an artist, musician and curator from Ukraine. His practice combines methodologies of humanities with computational aesthetics. Recently Lapov develops interactive sound environments.


Also, in continuation of a Flux Factory Ukrainian weekend we invite you to join a fundraiser party at Home Sweet Home July 10, 9pm-late. DJ PlayPlay and Anton Lapov behind the decks!

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