The first foreign office of the Ukrainian Institute was opened in Berlin
On March 29, 2023, in the Kesselhaus of the Berlin Kulturbrauerei, the first foreign representative office of the Ukrainian Institute in Germany was opened with a festive opening: in the presence of the Ambassador of Ukraine Oleksii Makeiev, Matthias Lüttenberg from the German Foreign Office and with a selected cultural program by Ukrainian artists.
Photos: Lisa Vlasenko
The opening of the Ukrainian Institute in Germany was celebrated with more than 300 invited guests from the fields of culture, politics, media and NGOs. Their greetings were delivered by the Ambassador Extraordinary of Ukraine in Germany Oleksii Makeiev and Matthias Lüttenberg, Commissioner for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia at the German Foreign Office. The audience was also welcomed by Mark-André Schmachtel of Goethe-Institut, Anton Artemyev of Open Society Foundations and Director General of Ukrainian Institute Volodymyr Sheiko.
A synthetic performance with the texts of contemporary Ukrainian authors written in the first weeks after February 24, the exhibition “Ukrainian Wartime Posters”, the VR documentary “You Destroy. We Create. The war on Ukraine’s culture” and live performance by Ukrainian musician Maryana Klochko accompanied the evening.
The opening of the foreign representative office was made possible by the trilateral partnership between the Ukrainian Institute, the Goethe-Institut and the Open Society Foundations with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany.