Lighting a Torch of Hope Through Art
In May, Anastasia Monakova, a Russian-language reporter for NHK WORLD-JAPAN, visited an anti-war-themed exhibition held in Tokyo. On display were works by 7 artists from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Japan. What are their perspectives as they continue to create their works and what do they hope to communicate through them? Anastasia interviewed them. (This program was broadcast on August 10, 2022.)
Anastasia Monakova, a Russian-language reporter for NHK WORLD-JAPAN.
The theme of the exhibition organized by Lena Aframova from Ukraine is "Dom•Dym•Dom," which means "Home, Smoke, Home" in Russian.
Alyona Tolkachova still lives in Ukraine. Her painting of a stork in blue and yellow reflects the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
Iłla Jeraševič is from Belarus. During the current political situation that makes it difficult for him to return home, he contributed a work about his dining table, which is an important means of connecting him with his homeland.