Connoisseurs of Crimean Tatar Ceramic Arts can see ornaments by a famous Crimean Tatar Ceramist Rustem Skibin, who left the Crimean peninsula after it was occupied by Russia, on the pillars of Golosiyivskii Bridge in Kyiv. Having chosen the ornaments from Mr.Skibin’s plates, Mr.Artur Wabik, a Polish artist, drew the whole compositions on the bridge pillars within the framework of a crowdfunding project “Crimea-Ukraine-the Path”.
The organisators plan to decorate walls, trams, fences, stairs and bicycle tracks with traditional Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar ornaments in different cities of Ukraine.
It bears reminding that this project was launched in May. Ukrainian and Polish artists are to decorate the city objects with Crimean Tatar ornaments during the summer. As stated by “ArtPole” Agency, the goal of the project is to support Crimean Tatars, and, of course, the Crimean Tatar ancient art, and also maintain links between Crimean and continental Ukraine. Ornaments by famous Crimean Tatar ceramist Rustem Skibin became the starting point of the project.
“The Path” is a crowdfunding project financed by people all over Ukraine, and artists make their drawings free of charge. First art objects appeared in Kyiv, Vinnytsia and Chernivtsi: “Those cities are only the first steps for us, we want other towns and cities (not only in Ukraine) to join us in the nearest future as well. We work in close cooperation with local communities in every settlement; volunteers, local activists and artist will give their vision of it.”
— In terms of high pressure we now see in Crimea and certain ignoring of the matters concerning Crimean Tatars on the continental part of Ukraine, art remains one of the few possibilities to maintain cultural ties, — “ArtPole” reports.
The funds are raised on the crowdfunding platform “Spil’nokosht”. You can support the initiative on the following link.
Sources: QHA, ArtUkraine, ArtPole