Ukraine 1933: A Cookbook
Linocuts by Mykola Bondarenko
On display will be a selection from a series of over 70 prints created by Ukrainian artist Mykola Bondarenko in 1993. They are an artistic response to the Holodomor, the genocidal artificial famine of 1932- 1933 perpetuated by the Soviet government which resulted in the death of untold millions of Ukrainians. Most of the prints depict various plants and animals that people were forced to eat in order to survive. From an early age, Bondarenko was fascinated by stories of the past told by elders in his village, and the “recipes” in this “Cookbook” are based on the first-hand accounts of survivors.