«Talented individuals of any age, social status, and worldview often lack the courage, resources, opportunities to present their achievements. To help such people, the ART AXIS Project was created – an axis of art that unites, directs, and promotes the work of artists in the world.»
artistic director of the Project Andriy Sendetskyy

On December 11, 2020, the Center for Cultural & Arts Initiatives of the city of Lviv presented the best works of art of the II International Art Project without age restrictions, “ART AXIS”. The exhibition works in the Lviv Historical Museum (Rynok Square, 6, 3rd floor). According to the museum’s schedule, you can see the collection directly from December 2020 – February 2021.

The Project started in 2018 due to a partnership initiative of the NGO “Center for Cultural & Arts Initiatives” in Lviv and the Lviv Regional Charitable Foundation “TORBA”. The first edition of the international event took place in 2019. The Project, supported by the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, remains a formal partner of the Project this year.

The Project aims to build international cultural and artistic cooperation and lasting partnership to support artists regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, or creative affiliation. Due to the set goal, the organizing committee fulfills its mission. It helps people with special needs and gifted children deprived of parental care to develop their artistic abilities in educational forms.

To participate in ART AXIS 2020, the organizing committee registered more than one and a half hundred applications with works of art from Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Nigeria, China from authors aged 6-59. By the decision of the qualification board, 29 works of art were selected for the exhibition.

It should be noted that the International Art Project without age restrictions ART AXIS for the second year in a row was implemented exclusively as a public initiative. The organizing committee did not receive any assistance from the state funds for its implementation: All-time, technical, intellectual resources accumulated thanks to benefactors, partners, and ardent admirers of art.

The ART AXIS 2020 qualification board included: Natalia Poltavets-Huyda, Honored Artist of Ukraine, Rector of the Mykhailo Boichuk Kyiv State Academy of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design (Kyiv, Ukraine); Robert Boersma, painter, Noorbeek (Netherlands); Vakaris Bernotas, Professor of the Klaipeda Department of Visual Design of Vilnius Academy of Arts (Klaipeda, Lithuania); Magdalena Gotowska, artist, art director of the French-Canadian association “Peintures de France” (Warsaw, Poland).
The expert board included: Tetiana Kara-Vasiliyeva, Doctor of Arts, Academician of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, a leading researcher at Maksym Rylskyi Institute of Art History, Folklore, and Ethnology of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine (Kyiv Ukraine); Roman Yatsiv, Honored Worker of Culture of Ukraine, member of the Union of Artists “Club of Ukrainian Artists,” Candidate of Art History, Professor, Vice-Rector for Research of Lviv National Academy of Arts (Lviv, Ukraine); Malgorzata Komorowska, set designer, professor at Jan Matejko Academy of Arts and she has a position of a Head of Stage Design Department. (Krakow, Poland).

The authors of the works of art included in the exhibition collection were awarded a diploma for participation in the exhibition of the best pieces of art and won the laureate title. According to the results of the evaluation by the expert board, the highest rating and, accordingly, a special award was given to Halyna Otchych for the works “Autumn Garden” and “My Icarus” (Ukraine); Anna Prydatko for works: “St Showers (Homage to The Golden Age)” and “Couple” (Ukraine); Philip Iroegbu for works: “Insomnia”, “Beyond the fear”, “Songs of Innocence” (Nigeria).

Congratulations to all Project participants to successfully present the best works and the beginning of the exhibition tour.

On behalf of the organizing committee and the qualification board, we express our deep gratitude and respect to the authors-artists of the first edition of ART AXIS 2019, whose works included in the Project Fund. It was founded on the initiative of famous creative personalities: Victoria Kovalchuk (Ukraine), Agnieszka Daisy (Poland), Missy Konopka (Poland), Yuko Adachi (Japan). The fund is formed exclusively from works donated by the authors for further development of the Project. It houses works of art awarded by the international board and those works that belong to the Project’s exhibition collection and presented in the exhibition tour.

The Foundation’s work, which will be exhibited in the partner galleries, also fulfills some of the tasks set to achieve the Project’s goal and implements the ART AXIS mission.

The theme of the third edition of the International Art Project without age restrictions ART AXIS 2021: “Eighth day of the week”