The Mariupol Agora project

symbol of reconstruction and a virtual meeting place



The Mariupol Theater as a symbol of reconstruction and a cultural meeting place.
The Agora for the International Arts Community and the General Public.
A virtual museum built around the scene, showing our world in its worst period at the beginning of this century.
The center of the museum - the Agora - will be the theatre, which will showcase works of Ukrainian artists
and serve as a living memorial to the Ukrainian fight for their freedom and our democracy.


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Porgy and Bess in Concert



The International Symphony Orchestra uit Lviv en het Nationale Koor van Oekraïne ‘Dumka’ komen onder leiding van dirigent Raymond Janssen met de hoogtepunten uit het wereldberoemde meesterwerk Porgy and Bess van George Gershwin naar Nederland. (lees meer)


 

SUPPORT Maria Ponomarenko

SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO: Gerasimov Sergei Yermagenovich, Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Altai krai Vasilyev

Journalist Maria Ponomarenko posted a critical message on social media about the Russian bombing of a theater in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Under new Russian legislation, almost all statements about the war are punishable.

Ponomarenko was sentenced to no less than 6 years in prison. The guards treat her cruelly. They regularly place her in solitary confinement.
Ponomarenko suffers from claustrophobia and other mental illnesses. While previously in solitary confinement, her mental health deteriorated and she attempted suicide.

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open call to Ukrainian artists

AgoraMariupol is meant as platform for Ukrainian artists to show their work and functioning as virtual museum of Ukrainian Culture.
A cultural meeting place to keep our focus on the Russian agressor that not only occupies large parts of the country but also tries to demolish its culture.

Focus on this brutal occupation was one of the reasons of the Agora and show hope of its people and –in our case- generated by artists in particular.

 

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The stolen treasures

The 110,000 artifacts from Ukraine found in two Russian museums

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'they fight for our values'

Tonight*, Senator Angus King (I-ME) spoke on the Senate floor about what U.S. refusal to aid Ukraine would mean. 

King harked back to the failure of European allies to stop Hitler when it would have been relatively easy. “Whenever people write to my office” asking why we are supporting Ukraine, he said, “I answer, Google Sudetenland, 1938.” “We could have stopped a murderous dictator who was bent on geographic expansion…at a relatively low cost. The result of not doing so was 55 million deaths.”

The upcoming vote on whether to support “the people of Ukraine as they fight for our values,” King said, “will echo throughout the history of this country and the history of the world for generations…. If we back away, walk away, pull out and leave the Ukrainians without the resources to defend themselves, it will compromise the interests of this country for 50 years. It will be viewed as one of the greatest geopolitical mistakes of the 21st century.”

Senator Angus King (I-ME)

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January 31, 2024


 

A Warning To The West

Appease Putin, And You Will Lose Your Freedom

If Putin is not defeated in Ukraine, however, the consequences will be felt not just by Ukrainians or Russians but by a free world that will have failed in its responsibility to stand up to aggression.

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Volodymyr Zelensky in Washington, D.C

"Ukraine has regained half the land Russia seized in the February 2022 invasion, forced Russian warships out of Ukrainian territorial waters, and opened export corridors to get Ukrainian grain to countries that desperately need it. At the same time, Ukraine’s economy is growing at a 5% rate, suggesting it will be less dependent on foreign aid going forward."


 

Russians Steal Ukraine’s Art

As Russians Steal Ukraine’s Art, They Attack Its Identity, Too
Russian forces have looted tens of thousands of pieces, including avant-garde oil paintings and Scythian gold. Experts say it is the biggest art heist since the Nazis in World War II, intended to strip Ukraine of its cultural heritage.

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AGORA AS THE CENTER STAGE

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