Material Evidence – Learn More About What’s Going On

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New York City – Art Beam Chelsea – 540 West 21 Street- New York 10011

Admission Free

Sept 21 – October 11

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Learn The Truth About What Is Going On

During several years we have been observing the devastating consequences of the civil war in Syria. A terrible conflict which broke out in 2011 turned the country into ruins with a horrific number of victims and dividing the society into different factions. Late last year similar events (in regard to civil war mechanism) took place in Ukraine. The bloody collisions on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (The Independence Squ are) in Kiev resulted in an upsurge of nationalists-banderovtsy groups on the ground who where the main force behind the overthrow of the last president. This uprising could not be ignored by the Eastern parts of Ukraine, which are mostly populated with Russian-speaking people. The civil war in Ukraine has not finished yet and its daily events are a stark reminder of the pain caused in the middle of Europe. But what will happen now to Ukraine due to the ongoing fighting in the East? What will happen to Crimea? And will this conflict have the same devastating impact like the War in Yugoslavia, which was also massively fueled by outside benefactors of the war. To all these questions the current exhibition “Material Evidence” tries to give answers. It brings together concerned Journalists who went into the midst of the military conflicts, thus risking their own lives to show also the “other” side of these wars and conflicts, often neglected by the western media. To Damascus and its destroyed suburbs; Kiev, Kharkov, Simferopol, Sevastopol. They worked in these dangerous spots, preserving for the history the unique evidences of the dramatic events taking place there.

Exhibition

1. Russia. Moscow 24.11.13 – 24.12.13
2. Russia. Ufa 14.02.14 – 27.02.14
3. Russia. Grozniy 04.03.14 – 18.03.14
4. Russia. Moscow 8.04.14 – 22.04.14
5. Belgium, Brussels 16.05.14 – 21.05-14
6. Germany. Berlin 27.05.14 – 01.07.14
7. USA. New York 21.09.14 – 11.10.14
8. Russia. Moscow 28.09.14 – 18.10.14

27 responses to “Material Evidence – Learn More About What’s Going On

  1. Спасибо за все !
    Желаем вам успешных дней проведения выставки в других странах !
    Спасибо, что выстояли и вас не запугало никакое националистическое отребье ! Спасибо всем людям, кто помогал жителям разрушенного Донбасса !
    Спасибо России за то, что приняла тысячи наших беженцев, за гуманитарную помощь и моральную поддержку! Пусть ни у кого не поднимется рука убивать журналистов !
    Надеемся и верим в возрождение Добасса !

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  2. This exhibition was excellent and it hurt to see those wall-size pictures with the destruction. I saw them all before online I cried over them but standing next to them in a gallery was very different experience. It brings you there, to Maidan, Eastern Ukraine, Syria. It felt like I am standing together with the people protesting against the war. And I could see and feel their fear and hope for this madness be over soon…….

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    • I hope so too. But don’t think this will be over soon. As you said the photo exhibit touches your heart, makes you feel part of it, in the middle of the war zone…so many lives lost, so much destruction…

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  3. Огромная благодарность всем, кто организовал этот Арт-Проект !
    Фотографии и экспонаты очень впечатляют, хотя невероятно тяжело смотреть на все.
    Вчера на выставке было очень много посетителей . Я прочитала некоторые отзывы – почти вся книга исписана. А мои многие знакомые отказались идти, просто уже не могут слышать о войнах. Я их понимаю и не осуждаю. Куда приятнее пойти на выставку, радующую глаз или посмотреть веселую кинушку !
    Это личный выбор каждого. Не каждый хочет знать правду.
    Я не смогла не прийти. Донбасс – это моя родина, разрушенная страшной и бессмысленной войной. Очень больно смотреть на это все, зная, что в течении почти трех месяцев мои родные прячутся в подвалах и бомбоубежищах, что выгорели от снарядов дома соседей. И самое чудовищное, что погибли люди. Много жителей пропали и никто не знает где они.
    Тяжело видеть, что происходит сейчас в Сирии и других странах.
    Светлая память погибшим в войнах и зверски казненным журналистам…
    Что можем сделать МЫ сегодня, чтобы остановить взбесившихся националистов, фашистов, исламистов ? Чтобы государства, ”правящие миром”, перестали это делать и поддерживать вооружать армии наемников?
    Люди, пусть никому из нас не доведется видеть смерть своих близких и прятаться с детьми, престарелыми родителями от систем Градов и Ураганов !

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  4. I went to look at the Art Project “Material Evidence” and it had a big impact on me, especially the photographs from Ukraine. I don’t believe any of the media coverage about Russia anymore. My family, friends and co-workers know that the threat does not come from Russia !
    I’d want everyone to see the photos! Thanks to those who put the project together!

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  5. Вы мне можете дать знать ваши часы работы? Мы с друзьями хотим посетить выставку, но можем это сделать только вечером после работы. Подскажите пожалуйста до скольки вы открыты. Да и адрес тоже не помешает. Если не хотите здесь писать, пошлите мне имэйл: katerina.kireyeva@gmail.com
    Спасибо.

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  6. Hi, what are your business hours? My friends and I would really like to attend before this exhibition closes its doors in NY. Thank you in advance.
    With love for Novorossia ❤
    Wishing freedom to its residents from bloody NATO and NATO-backed Ukr fascists.

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      • Hi, I am sorry to bother you again but both, Yelp and Forthsquare, have this gallery as closed. Phone number below is disconnected. I really hope the gallery was not closed due to latest attack by the Ukr Nazi and would really love to see the exhibition about Ukraine and Syria. I would appreciate any leads.

        This is from Forthsquare:
        Eyebeam Art + Technology Center (Now Closed)
        Art Gallery, Public Art, and Performing Arts Venue
        540 W 21st St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave.), New York, NY 10011, United States
        DirectionsDirectionsPhone(212) 937-6580

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      • Hi, I’m trying to find an e-mail for the Hiller. If I find it, I will post it here for you.
        I just read this in Hyperallergic page:
        “The Chelsea exhibition will continue, with increased security, through October 11.”
        Maybe they are closed today to finish cleaning the mess the attackers made. They also need to hire
        more security guards.
        I’ll let you know if I find more information.

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  7. Узнала о выставке от сотрудницы – она из Косово, горькую чашу своей страны она уже испила.
    Мы с семьей были п о т р я с е н ы, когда попали сюда! Как вам удалось собрать и провезти через немыслимые таможни все эти вещественные доказательства ? Не представляем, как вывезти из Сирии, а потом ввезти в Америку искореженный снарядами автомобиль ? А вилы из Украины , или эти бутылки со взрывчаткой ? Даже страшно смотреть на это !
    А им – разве не страшно было этим всем убивать?
    Благодарим всех, кто помог организовать выставку !!!
    Не могли оторваться от работ Андрея Стенина. Снимки великой трагедии украинского народа – в руины превращены города и поселки Донбасса. Мы целый месяц надеялись, что Андрей жив и находился в плену – думали что вот-вот его освободят.
    Спасибо тебе, Андрей ! Спасибо всем журналистам, кто работает в этом аду сейчас, кто не пожалел свои жизни, чтобы рассказать ПРАВДУ. Уже никто не сможет скрыть ее !
    Я смотрела на фотографии светлых лиц казненных американских журналистов James Foley & Steven Sotloff и ловила себя на мысли , что мне стыдно смотреть в их глаза. Мы живы. Ходим. Дышим. Едим. И делаем вид что ничего не происходит. Так проще. Люди, как жить дальше ? Почему мы все боимся и молчим ? Как остановить войны и убийства людей ???

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    • Алина, те из нас, кто хочет мира и справедливости не будет молчать. Мы будем держать вызов злых людей, пока мы не можем жить в мире. Но мир не может достичь без справедливости. Нам нужно больше людей, как вы!

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  8. I went to the opening of this exhibition, and the photos are nice, but the captions alongside them are designed to demonize the demonstrators (only shown in masks and wielding homemade weapons) and get the viewer to sympathize with the Pro-Russian agitators. (seen without masks, faces full of emotion) There is no context of events presented (such as the organizer of the exhibition had no idea the demonstrations in Kyiv started after the Berkut police beat up the students) and plain lies such as “Police were instructed to only use water cannons against demonstrators” are presented as fact. As a journalist who reported on the ground from Kyiv at that time, you won’t find much journalistic integrity here. No photo credit is given to the photographers, and in fact there are many photographs used without proper permission, violating US copyright standards. Go check it out, but know what it is, the well funded Kremlin propaganda machine on display in NYC.

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    • The NYC photo exhibit ‘Material Evidence’ is not about “demonizing” The Right Sector (the group itself has done it with their actions) or about promoting “sympathy” for the self-defense forces. The exhibit is about walking visitors, via photographs, physical artifacts from those conflict zones, and footage, through that other side of wars that TV doesn’t show – with bullets whizzing, bombs going off, homes destroyed, and corpses lying around. That is, the cruelty and terror of wars.
      The evil of those who can commit the most horrendous war crimes (in addition to the Odessa massacre), had yet to be found: the 400 corpses, mostly of civilians found on mass graves, and taken to the morgues of Donetsk and other cities in East Ukraine, the OSCE reported.

      Of the about 400 corpses in morgues, 350 were of civilians, and many were in such a state that they couldn’t be identified. I am a journalist, and was there.

      The photographers who contributed to the exhibit with their work include French and Spanish photojournalists, as well as Russians and Ukrainians – their names not disclosed for reasons of safety. Andrei Stenin, a Russian photo-journalist with Ria Novosti, whose work was included in the exhibit, was found dead in his car, Tuesday 2 September 2014, burnt out and with bullet holes on a road close to Donetsk.

      Jim Boumelha, IFJ president, said:
      “We condemn the appalling murder of the journalist Andrei Stenin and we call on Ukrainian authorities to carry out an immediate and thorough investigation to determine the circumstances of this case.”Andrei was not a soldier, he was a journalist, free to move and report without fear of attack. Those responsible must answer for this crime.”We reiterate our call for all sides involved in this conflict to respect the freedoms of journalists and to ensure their rights, as determined by international law, are upheld at all times.”

      Stenin’s murder brings the number of journalists killed in Ukraine this year to seven. There have also been numerous reports of journalists being intimidated, harassed, injured and detained, while media organisations have been repeatedly attacked and raided.

      The defacing of the ‘Material Evidence’ photographs,,the graffiti on the walls, the neo-Nazi leaflets dispersed, and a curator assaulted with pepper spray, have caused the attack to be reported by many newspapers in the U.S. and Europe, thus, giving more publicity to the photo exhibit.

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    • The NYC photo exhibit ‘Material Evidence’ is not about “demonizing” The Right Sector (the group itself has done it with their actions) or about promoting “sympathy” for the self-defense forces. The exhibit is about walking visitors, via photographs, physical artifacts from those conflict zones, and footage, through that other side of wars that TV doesn’t show – with bullets whizzing, bombs going off, homes destroyed, and corpses lying around. That is, the cruelty and terror of wars..

      The evil of those who can commit the most horrendous war crimes (in addition to the Odessa massacre), had yet to be found: the 400 corpses, mostly of civilians found on mass graves, and taken to the morgues of Donetsk and other cities in East Ukraine,

      Of the about 400 corpses in morgues, 350 were of civilians, and many were in such a state that they couldn’t be identified. I am a journalist, and was there.
      The photographers who contributed to the exhibit with their work included French and Spanish photojournalists) as well as Russians and Ukrainians – their names not disclosed for reasons of safety. Andrei Stenin, a Russian photo-journalist with Ria Novosti, whose work was included in the exhibit, was found dead in his car, Tuesday 2 September 2014, burnt out and with bullet holes on a road close to Donetsk.

      Jim Boumelha, IFJ president, said:
      “We condemn the appalling murder of the journalist Andrei Stenin and we call on Ukrainian authorities to carry out an immediate and thorough investigation to determine the circumstances of this case.”Andrei was not a soldier, he was a journalist, free to move and report without fear of attack. Those responsible must answer for this crime.”We reiterate our call for all sides involved in this conflict to respect the freedoms of journalists and to ensure their rights, as determined by international law, are upheld at all times.”

      Stenin’s murder brings the number of journalists killed in Ukraine this year to seven. There have also been numerous reports of journalists being intimidated, harassed, injured and detained, while media organisations have been repeatedly attacked and raided.
      The defacing of the ‘Material Evidence’ exhibit photographs, the graffiti on the gallery walls, the neo-Nazi leaflets dispersed, and a curator assaulted with pepper spray, have caused the attack to be reported by many newspapers in the U.S. and Europe , thus, giving more publicity to the photo exhibit.

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  9. ЗНАЧИТ ПРАВДА ! Пойдем с друзьми обязательно После ”запретов” еще больше захотелось увидеть все своими глазами !
    Смешно и грустно, что и в этой выставке увидела женщина русскую ”пропаганду” Жаль таких…. Видно что ненавидят как русских, так и вобще людей и обвиняют других во всех грехах …..
    Не будет на земле украинской фашистов !

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  10. Pictures do not lie and I find this Exhibition well worth going. The evidence speaks on it’s own behalf. The photographs beckon the beholder to look deeper within. I highly recommend this exhibition to all. I found no bias politically or culturally. One is left with the moral and deep conviction: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing

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  11. The photos represented at exhibition are provided with lying texts . I Live in New York and I was on Maidan. I am just a mother and a human being who wants peace. But I am sure that for exhibition owners (espessially for Svitlana Zaharova – Putin’s minister of culture who owns this project ) i am a nazy and a baderovits ! So DON”T go to this exhibition ! Don’t tell your friends about it . This is a propaganda and a lie

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    • Dear Ms Nastya – You’re entitled to an opinion. Mine is totally different from yours. The work in exhibition belongs to the photographers who kindly contributed with their work to this wonderful project. I saw the exhibit in Berlin which had a great attendance. The exhibit in NYC will be the same. Thousands have already confirmed attendance. Don’t worry about being a Nazi… who knows you may even meet one of your leaders, Mr. Umarov. And don’t worry about President Putin owning the project – he’s too busy doing business with China! Life is full of surprises! Best wishes to you.

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