Ambassador to Ukraine: Marina Abramovic to help re-build schools


Important Takeaways:

  • Zelensky asks Marina Abramovic to be ambassador for Ukraine
  • Volodymyr Zelensky has asked Marina Abramović, the performance artist, to be an ambassador for Ukraine.
  • Abramović, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion, said the Ukrainian president had asked for her help in rebuilding schools.
  • “I was the first artist to support the Ukraine war against Russia and to give my voice. It is definitely a repetition of history,” she said in an interview with the Modern Art Museum in Shanghai.
  • “I have been invited by Zelensky to be an ambassador of Ukraine, to help the children affected by rebuilding schools and such.”
  • She added: “I have also been invited to be a board member of the Babyn Yar organization to continue to protect the memorial.”
  • The Holocaust memorial center to Jews murdered by Nazis in Ukraine was damaged by Russian missile attacks in March last year.
  • The artist posted a video online days after Putin launched his unprovoked war. In it she spoke about being born in the former Yugoslavia, which was once invaded by the Soviet Union, and called Ukrainians “proud, strong and dignified”.

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