The Brink - Bosla Arts publication
Bosla Arts publication Issue #3: The Brink uncovers the work of seven Ukrainian artists as they navigate the profound impact of Russia's full-blown invasion of Ukraine on their work. Curated by Bosla Arts’ artist-in-residence, Olga Tkachenko, this magazine serves as a testament to the profound impact of war on the artists but also the eruption of unity and community by the Ukrainian people since the invasion.
Featured artists: Mitya Fenechkin, Jenya Polosina, Denys Shymanskyi, Serhii Siviakov, Olga Tkachenko, Kostiantyn Zorkin, Olha Zhurba. Supported by The David and Reva Logan Foundation.
Bosla Arts actively seek to support artists worldwide who are facing / confronting oppressive forces through their work, while drawing on their experiences to raise and spread awareness to the UK public.
Over the previous decades, we have witnessed movements across the world rise up and challenge corruption, injustice, and poverty. With it, there has been a rise in artists using their creative mediums to express themselves, their politics, and their opinions, while educating others on their socio-political situation. In an attempt to silence them, the world has also seen a distinct increase in clampdowns on artists by governments, militaries, and other oppressive forces.
Bosla Arts shares the work and stories of artists facing oppression to stand in solidarity against efforts to silence them while upholding freedom of expression in general. The name “bosla” comes from the Arabic word for compass representing the unison of the founders’ nationalities (Egypt, UK), while drawing on the 8 points of the compass as a symbol of our work - covering every direction of the world to show that art activism and its oppression is happening globally.
Their publications feature 7 artists for each issue who are using their work to subvert and confront oppression. Each has faced unique challenges including persecution, censorship, exclusion, and more.