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Orest Hrytsak, Horloge métaphorique et pouvoir politique
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About the work
  • Medium

    Painting : acrylic

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    51.2 x 38.2 inch

  • Support

    Painting on canvas on stretcher

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Unique work

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    What is the end of the world clock and how much time is left for humanity? Project of the American magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The Chicago clock shows symbolic time remaining before the global technological catastrophe (or until midnight). This is a metaphor for the threat to humanity of unverified scientific and technological achievements, it was installed in 1947, the hand pointed to seven minutes before midnight. The watch was first created by American scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project and developed the world's first nuclear weapon. The decision to change the needles is taken by the magazine's board of directors and a number of specialists. In January of each year, they decide what time the clock will display for the next 12 months. The main factors affecting the hand approaching midnight are nuclear risk and climate change. They also monitor the development of technologies that can cause irreparable damage to humanity. As of January 23, 2020, the clock has displayed one hundred seconds to midnight. We are now showing how close the world is to disaster. A few seconds, not hours or minutes. We are facing a real emergency - an absolutely unacceptable situation in the world, which does not allow further mistakes, says Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the company that publishes the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon noted in this regard that "we must act and work together, no country or person can do it alone". Dangerous rivalry and hostility between the superpowers increases the likelihood of a nuclear error. Climate change is only making the crisis more difficult. If it's time to wake up, then it's now, - said another board member, former California Governor Jerry Brown. The committee warned of another threat, especially shortly before the US presidential election: "disinformation campaigns used by the government to sow distrust of institutions." In other words, inventions, exaggeration and the incorrect interpretation of many things can lead to a global distrust of any scientifically proven fact. The threat has increased due to heightened tensions between the United States and Iran, which continue to accumulate uranium after the United States withdraws from the nuclear deal. And also because of the development of nuclear weapons in North Korea, the United States, China and Russia. Worth mentioning is the official completion of the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in French INF) in August 2019, which prompted the United States and Russia to start the development of previously banned weapons. The main factors are the threat of nuclear weapons and climate change. At the time of the watch's creation, the greatest risk to mankind was nuclear war, as the United States and the Soviet Union entered an arms race. However, in 2007 the dangers of climate change began to be taken into account. In recent years, the college has also started examining other "disruptive technologies," including artificial intelligence and cyber threats. Throughout the history of its existence, the Doomsday Clock has been changed 25 times. Installation in 1947 - 1947 - she gave mankind a seven minute conditional existence. 1949 - A 4 minute advance, atomic bomb tests in the USSR. 1953 - 1 minute advance, hydrogen bomb tests. 1960 - 5 minutes retreat, active attempts by the USSR and the United States to avoid confrontation. 1963 - 5 Minute Irecul, Atmospheric Nuclear Test Ban Convention. 1968 - Advances the emergence of nuclear weapons in France and China by 5 minutes. 1969 - 3 minute setback, adoption of the Convention on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. 1972 - Two-minute decline, signing of two Soviet-American treaties on the reduction of strategic missile arsenals and anti-missile defense. 1974 - Advance 3 minutes, India tests the atomic bomb. 1980 - Two minutes ahead, the USSR and the USA continue the nuclear race. 1981 - Three minutes ahead, Soviet troops enter Afghanistan, the United States reinforces its foreign policy. 1984 - Advance of 1 minute, cessation of Soviet-American negotiations. 1988 - 3 minutes back, a Soviet-American treaty was signed banning medium-range nuclear missiles. 1990 - 4-minute decline, collapse of the socialist system. 1991 - 7 minute retreat, the end of the Cold War, the USSR and the United States began a large-scale downsizing of their nuclear arsenals. 1995 - 3 minutes ahead, the process of reducing nuclear arsenals is stopped, but a real threat of nuclear terrorism emerges. 1998 - 5 minute advance, India and Pakistan conduct nuclear tests. 2002 - 2 minutes early - the attacks of September 11, 2001. 2007 - Advance of 2 minutes, nuclear development of North Korea and Iran and climate change. 2010 - 1 minute decline, warming of international relations. 2012 - Advance 1 minute, threat of proliferation and use of nuclear weapons in local conflicts, threat of environmental disasters. 2015 - 2 minutes advanced, lack of global policy responses to global climate change. 2017 - 0.5 minute ahead of statements by US President Donald Trump on the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons and ignorance of climate issues. 2018 - Lead 0.5 minutes, the inability of world leaders to overcome the threat of nuclear war and climate change (time 23:58:00). 2020 Advance of 0.33 seconds Tensions linked to the Iranian and North Korean nuclear issues, concerns linked to global warming, and the fear of a new electoral period marked by the proliferation of infoxes as a weapon of destabilization justified the decision to bring the midnight hand closer than ever.
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Orest Hrytsak

France Born in: 1976


1997-2001 Iconographic Workshop of I. N. Stoianov, Odessa, Ukraine

1995-2000 Specialized degree (higher education, full course) specialty "Visual Arts, Technical Drawing" for the qualification of "Professor of Visual Arts and Technical Drawing" Faculty of Visual Arts, Pivdennooukrainky State Pedagogical University inOdessa, Ukraine

1991-1995 School of Fine Arts. Diploma of painter in Végnétsia, Ukraine High School of Fine Arts in Bouchach, Ukraine

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