ART & CULTURE PROJECTS &EVENTS CURATED

Katrakis is an active professional international coordinator.
Coordinatordinating both social, political, economical and commercial projects, as well as, cultural, artistic and philanthropic projects, exhibits and events. In her recent coordinator positions, such as in Orion (USA & Caicos and Turks Islands), she managed $600 million investment project and in Lefkadia (Moscow-Krasnodar), she managed $450 million investment project, from start to finish.
As a curator of the Voronov's Museum of Modern Art, Katrakis managed $50 million worth collection of art. And as an independent international curator, she managed (Christie's) shows, coordinated and handled hundreds of millions worth in artifacts

"Dali, Picasso, Warhol and I" Project, Nice, France
Recently, in 2014, Igor Kalinauskas began a creative artistic collaboration with one of the stars on the contemporary international art scene, the muse of Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, the star of Pablo Picasso's play, an artist, an actress and a writer – Ultra Violet.
"Ultra Violet Light", 2014, Berlin, Germany - Part of Art Berlin Week
Recently, in 2014, Igor Kalinauskas began a creative artistic collaboration with one of the stars on the contemporary international art scene, the muse of Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol, the star of Pablo Picasso's play, an artist, an actress and a writer – Ultra Violet.
"The War is Now"
International Project (Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Canada and the USA)

The international film project "The War is Now" featuring the translated into English film "Battalion 24" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vUGPg0y_q8, showcasing the real war in Ukraine, was now presented in London!
International Project Manager - Roman Couidlie, International Project Curator - Christina Katrakis, film by Espresso TV, journalist Bianca Zalewska.


В субботу 14 марта в рамках Благотворительного Шевченковского вечера в Лондоне состоялся показ документального фильма "Батальон 24" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vUGPg0y_q8). Фильм о буднях украинского добровольческого батальона, воюющего на Донбасе, подготовила теле-компания Espresso TV. Его показ в Лондоне состоялся в рамках международного проекта "The War is Now", куратором которого выступила Посол доброй воли при ООН Кристина Катракис, международным менеджерром - Роман Кудлай.
Благотворительный Шевченковский вечер прошел в историческом здании британской столицы Old Town Hall, Stratford, London,E15 4BQ.

Огромное спасибо организатором этого события Инне Валери и ее самоотверженной команде волонтёров!!!

A film project "The War is Now" which Im curating, was shown at the Canadian IFAK Fundraiser for Ukraine in Winnipeg
A film project "The War is Now" which Im curating, was shown at the Canadian IFAK Fundraiser for Ukraine in Winnipeg, on Sunday Dec 21st. As a curator of this international project Im very proud and happy that the film Battalion 24 and the amazing story behind it helped raise a lot of much needed money and help for Ukrainian troops fighting in ATO (war frontline) protecting its country from a violent Russian aggression and invasion. These people are true heroes and to showcase their story is a great honor for me and for the whole team.
Vancouver film project: Svitlana Kominko
Berlin Film Project and Fund raiser: Maxine Noth
Canada Film Project: Oksana Platonova and Vadym Matviyenko
Winnipeg Film project and Fund raiser: Andrii Shchebukha
International Project Manager: Roman Couldlie
Production Editor: Aleksandra Sen'ko
Interviewer: Natalka Laturynska
Production: Espresso TV
Translation: Zenon Duda
International Project Curator: Christina Katrakis

Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project
Art and Fashion Social Project - "Beauty in the Time of War", Haute Presents Gallery, part of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project
Opening - 6 November, Haute Presents Gallery, part of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project, Berlin, Germany.

The project is aimed to showcase the elements of beauty in the time of war. How do fashion designers create their dresses under bullets? How does war influence their art? We brought together female designers - one group from Georgia and one group from Ukraine. These countries went through and are still going through a similar war, with the same enemy - Russia, if to be more exact - Putin and his politics of aggression. These designers, artists fight the same battle but they fight as the invisible soldiers of beauty, preserving perhaps the very essence of their homeland, its traditions, culture, motifs, esthetics and soul. Thus even when the lives are lost, when borders are violently demolished and lands are illegally taken - this beauty which they create remains. Because, as long as, the soul of the nation is preserved in its art - its spirit is truly immortal. Beauty in the Time of WarThese women fight against bullets and bombs with finest silk and embroidery, they stand against the tanks with blotches of beautiful color. How does the woman artist, fashion designer sees the War?! She, who is the mother, the wife, the daughter?

Opening - 6 November, Haute Presents Gallery, part of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project, Berlin, Germany.
She who sees her sons, her husband, her father fight and die, defending their home. How can she take the pain, the anger, the despair and transform it into beauty? Transferring tears into jewels, blood into color, shrouds into dresses, bullets into rigs, flags into garments. The beauty of these creations, conceived in such turbulent times and conditions, is truly breathtaking and pure in its nature. It is the very essence of femininity, at times vulnerable, fragile, gentle, romanic and loving, while still strong, brave and revolutionary.

Beauty in the Time of WarThese women fight against bullets and bombs with finest silk and embroidery, they stand against the tanks with blotches of beautiful color. How does the woman artist, fashion designer sees the War?! She, who is the mother, the wife, the daughter? She who sees her sons, her husband, her father fight and die, defending their home. How can she take the pain, the anger, the despair and transform it into beauty? Transferring tears into jewels, blood into color, shrouds into dresses, bullets into rigs, flags into garments. The beauty of these creations, conceived in such turbulent times and conditions, is truly breathtaking and pure in its nature. It is the very essence of femininity, at times vulnerable, fragile, gentle, romanic and loving, while still strong, brave and revolutionary.

The designs are filled with elements of subtle ethnicity, retro longing, dream and hope. Hope that the war will be over and that the beauty will prevail. Even at the time of war, we women, still put on our dresses, we still desire to be beautiful, and our men, now soldiers, more then ever long for moments of beauty, filled with love, care and emotion. Moments which could be last, moments which will lest forever.
These women designers - are courageous artists, who speak up via the beauty of their creations, who fight for peace and unity with the most invincible weapon - their art, who create "Beauty in the Time of War".



Jewelry designer: Sopho Gongliashvili (Georgia)

Leather designer: Anastasia Glotova (Ukraine)

Fashion photographers: Ekaterina Upit, Volodymyr Karpenyuk, Denis Isayev (Ukraine) and Irma Sharikadze (Georgia)

International project manager: Roman Couldlie

International curator: Christina Katrakis

Film presentation: "The War is Now" - Espresso TV, Ukraine - about the war in Ukraine, going on now, as we speak. War trough the eyes of a woman-journalist, who was filming the war live and was severely wounded while filming. Special thanks to: Aleksandra Senko.

Gallerist-curator: Maxine Noth.

Gallery: Haute Presents Gallery, Berlin.

Project: Part of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project.

Art and Fashion Social Project - "Beauty in the Time of War", Haute Presents Gallery, part of Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project
This exhibition celebrated the pioneers of beauty amongst a time of turmoil. These are the designers, artists and photographers who create elements of beauty and fight for peace and unity using the most timeless and invincible weapons; their art.
Fashion Designers: Yana Ruslana Zaugolnikova, Ruslana Yana Zaugolnikova and Irma Sharikadze

Jewellery Designer: Sopho Gongliashvili

Leather Designer: Anastasia Glotova

Fashion Photographers: Екатерина Упит, Volodymyr Володимир Карпенюк, Денис Исаев and Irma Sharikadze.

International project manager: Roman Couldlie

Gallerist-curator: Maxine Noth

A wonderful performance by violinist Marina Bondas.

'Memory Gins' by the Alchemist.

A fundraising was held and proceeds from the donation bag (designed by Lacywings) will go towards supplies for those in need in Ukraine, through the GFBV - Gesellschaft fuer bedrohte Voelker. (Society for Threatened People).

Photography courtesy and copyrighted to Virginia Vanucchi.
"9 lives" Project by the Alchemist, part of the Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project
The project "Beauty in the Time of War" which will open in Haute Presents Gallery, Berlin, Germany as part of the Berlin Alternative Fashion Week Show Room Project - will also feature a unique art-tasting: gyn which preserves the memories of lives in it. The project is called "9 lives" and is created by famed Berlin artist - the Alchemist, who already got some top reviews in the Berliner Liste - Fair for Contemporary Art and a number of international contemporary art publications. Have you ever wondered - how does being in love taste? What is the taste of longing, of beauty, of touch, of gaze?! Come at the opening - November 6th - and take a sip.
International curator - Christina Katrakis
Curator-Gallerist - one and only Maxine Noth
International project manager - Roman Couldlie
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