21 July 2020

Reimagining visual art: out of the virus and out of the box

About the author, Iulia is a fifteen-year-old high school student from Chisinau, Moldova. Besides being an active volunteer and an outstanding student, who participates in international academic championships, Iulia adores art and has many talents. She performs in theatre and is one of the lead singers of the first musical inclusion project in Moldova – Youth choir…, Who’s the artist?, Art will survive through every disaster and people will survive along with it. Energy of creation will never exhaust, and it is what helps to balance on the ball during the time of destruction. Coronavirus gave birth to countless maybe-not-professional but wonderful artworks. You can be an artist if you have a story to tell. COVID-19 is a new…, Who’s the muse?, Pandemic has seen a large amount of different peculiar works but all of them can be described in two words: LIVING PAINTINGS. This name has wide range of meanings. Let’s start with the one I’ve tried myself. Living on the canvas For people lockdown resulted in urge to find how to entertain themselves. The idea of reimagining and staging famous…, What’s the material?, In spite of David Hockney being 82 years old, he managed to catch up to modern methods of drawing. His work above was created on iPad and it represents a surprising combination of new and old. I think that world will follow the same path: nature will reclaim it’s meaning for us, but the world will become more digital. Now many artists run out of…, What’s the purpose?, Art makes information more understandable and easier to embrace. That’s why it will conquer the world penetrating in every part of our life, from school textbooks to official documents, and demand in it will grow. Just look at how Ministry of culture of Ukraine decided to remind people of protecting measures from COVID-19: Hand sanitiser art This…
20 May 2020

Lessons we will learn from this pandemic

There is no rainbow without rain, Eva Hadzipetrova (15), UNICEF Young Reporter I’ve been thinking a lot - what is it that will come out of all this? Equality! This situation has shown us that we are all the same regardless of our religion, culture, customs, whether we are poor or rich. The virus simply does not choose. It connected us in a way, it showed us that we should all…, There is good in every evil, Maria Mitrikeska (15), UNICEF Young Reporter There is an old saying ‘there is good in every evil’ that I will now use as a tiny consolation in this difficult, unexpected time. As a young teenager, believe me it is hard dealing with this situation, and to everyone who is reading this and feeling helpless, I just want to tell you that you are not…, A pandemic that taught me to love, Branislav Maksimovski (15), UNICEF Young Reporter It’ll take just a little patience and support for us to master this crisis, but together can we do it. We only need to respect the recommendations and measures issued by the state, to protect ourselves, the people closest to us, and others who live in our community. We all know that it is not easy…, Life is a lesson, we learn and continue to learn every day, Andrijana Kamcheva (25), UNICEF Young Reporter Humans are very complex beings; they spend their whole life learning. But why wait for something bad to happen so that we learn how to appreciate the good? Why can’t we appreciate the little things that actually make us happy? I never had a chance to think about the things that have happened to me. I…