Icons on Ammo Boxes: Painting Life on the Remnants of Russia's War in Donbas, 2014-21 (Paperback)

Icons on Ammo Boxes: Painting Life on the Remnants of Russia's War in Donbas, 2014-21 By Oleksandr Klymenko, Sofia Atlanova, Anastasya Knyazhytska (Translator) Cover Image

Icons on Ammo Boxes: Painting Life on the Remnants of Russia's War in Donbas, 2014-21 (Paperback)

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Translated from the Ukrainian by Anastasya Knyazhytska


This book has come out of the art project "Icons on Lids of Ammunition Boxes", initiated and led by Sofiia (Sonya) Atlantova and Oleksandr Klymenko. Painted on fragments of empty cartridge containers brought back from the front, the icons are silent witnesses to Russia's covert war against Ukraine in the Donets Basin in 2014-2021. At the same time, they are testimony to the victory of life over death--not only in symbolic but also in real terms.

Since the spring of 2015, the project was a volunteer initiative whose revenues support the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital. This unit provided medical assistance to military personnel and civilians in the Anti-Terrorist Operation / Joint Forces Operation zone.

The contributors to the book include Volodymyr Rafeyenko, Hennadiy Druzenko, Archimandrite Kyrylo Hovorun, George Weigel, and Zoya Chegusova.
Oleksandr Klymenko (Author) Oleksandr Klymenko is a graduate of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, the Institute of Art History, Folklore and Ethnology and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Sofia Atlanova (Author) Sonya Atlantova is a graduate of Ukraine's National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. She lives in Kyiv.
Product Details ISBN: 9783838218922
ISBN-10: 3838218922
Publisher: Ibidem Press
Publication Date: April 8th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English